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1 Anonymous (B'Nai B"rith) Facts About Fictions Concerning the Jew
Chicago Anti-Defamation League 1939 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Chicago: Anti-Defamation League, 1939. Intended as a guidebook to participants in the "Fireside Discussion Group" of the Anti-Defamation Group and intended to provide accurate information answers to the many slanders perpetrated upon the Jewish people. By 1939, the generalized anti-Semitism of the decade was crystalized around Hitler's rise in Nazi Germany. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Uncommon to scarce. Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 24 chapters, with pagination not continuous; Quercus speculates that these essays originated as a series of phamplets. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Anti-Defamation League of B'Nai B'rith Facts About Fictions Concerning the Jew
Chicago Anti-Defamation League 1938 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Chicago: Anti-Defamation League, 1938. An impressive refutation of the anti-Semitism current prior to WWII, intended to be a guide for discussion groups. Consists of an Introduction and 23 chapters on a variety of discussion topics. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. (No date or author listed, but per OCLC dated 1938 and written by Sigmund Livingston, who founded the ADL in 1913. However, the text indicates a later publishing date of at least 1939.) Brown cloth binding with gilt spine lettering. Minor wear to the margins, corners lightly bumped, a few discolorations to the rear panel. Clean text with an occasional wrinkle. Previous-owner signature on front paste-down. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 Baron, Salo Wittmayer A Social and Religious History of the Jews. Volume VI
Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society 1958 Second Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1958. One of the great works of Jewish scholarship. This is a Fine copy of Volume VI of the Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 486 pages, covering Laws, Homilies, and the Bible during the High Middle Ages (500-1200 C.E.). Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. The dustjacket is intact and unclipped; just a few slight wrinkles and tanning to the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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4 Baron, Salo Wittmayer A Social and Religious History of the Jews. Volume VII
Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society 1958 Second Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1958. One of the great works ofd Jewish scholarship. This is a Fine copy of Volume VII of the Second Edition (Revised and Enlarged), covering Hebrew Language and Letters in the High Middle Ages (500-1200 C.E.). 321 pages. Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. The dustjacket is unclipped, with light wear at the margins and a darkened spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Baron, Salo Wittmayer A Social and Religious History of the Jews. Volume VII
Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society 1958 Second Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1958. One of the great and classic works of Jewish scholarship. This is a Fine copy of the Second Edition (Revised and Enlarged). 405 pages, covering Philosophy and Science in the High Middle Ages (500-1200 C.E.). Blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. Dustjacket is unclipped, shows minimal shelfwear and tanning of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Bassan, Jacqueline From Shul to Cool. The Romantic Jewish Roots of American Popular Music
New York Jay Street Publishers 2002 1889534668 / 9781889534664 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Jay Street Publishers, 2002. Fascinating and important study of how Jewish musicians, a minority in America, have so dominated American popular music. Think of Kern, Gershwin, Bernstein, and others. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. White cloth binding with black lettering. Clean text; 355 pages. The author has SIGNED and INSCRIBED the Title Page. In addition, an errata correction has been made by the author on the RFEP. In an archival plastic protector. Rather scarce. Size: 64mo - up to 3" tall. Inscribed By Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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7 Birmingham, Stephen Our Crowd. The Great Jewish Families of New York
New York, Evanston, & London Harper & Row 1967 Later Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus Signed
New York, Evanston, & London: Harper & Row, 1967. Birmingham's study of the Very Rich was a popular hit, but is surprisingly scarce as a signed copy. This is a Fine copy of a Later Printing of the First Edition. Dark blue cloth binding with lettering & decorations in gilt and green. 404 pages, indexed. Clean text. This copy has been SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title. The dustjacket design is by Seymour Chwast. It is clipped, and shows a bit of edgewear, light soil on the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector.. Signed by Author. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Buber, Martin Tales of the Hasadim (Volume One only)
New York Schocken/Farrar, Straus & Young 1947 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Schocken/Farrar, Straus & Young, 1947. Stories and legends of mystical Judaism. This is Volume One (The Early Masters, 1947) only. Later Printing of the First Edition, issued by Schocken with a FSY dustjacket. Rather uncommon today. Dark blue cloth dustjacket with gilt lettering. Showing a bit of tanning around the edges. Clean text; 335 pages. Previous-owner label on the rear paste-down. The dustjacket is unclipped, showing some wear at the edges; spine is tanned. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Chametzky, Jules From the Ghetto. The Fiction of Abraham Cahan
Amherst University of Massachusetts Press 1977 0870232258 / 9780870232251 First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1977. A critical study of the Jewish editor, founder of "The Forward" and author of the aclaimed novel "The Rise of David Levinsky." This is a Fine copy. Black cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 161 pages, indexed. Very bright and fresh. The dustjacket is unclipped, but the black colour scheme shows rubbing around the margins. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Dubnow, S. M. Jewish History. An Essay on the Philosophy of History
Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society 1903 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1903. Simon Dubnow (1860-1941), a "non-Zionist Jewish nationalist" developed a sociological approach to Jewish history; his magnificent "History of the Jews in Russian and Poland" remains a true delight to read and study. Fleeing the pogroms, he lived in Berlin and wrote in German; in a disturbing coda, he was murdered by the Gestapo in 1941. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, a thoughtful group of essays. Quite a scarce work. Red ribbed cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 184 pages, with additional ten pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. There are two contemporary (1910) previous-owner signatures. Mildly bumped at the corners and rubbed at margins of spine. No dustjacket. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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11 Ginzberg, Asher (Ahad Ha-'Am) Selected Essays By Ahad Ha-'am
Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society 1912 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1912. Asher Ginzberg (1856-1927), one of the foremost writers on secular Zionism, under his Hebrew pen-name. This is a selection from the Collected Essays,originally published in 1904. Translation from the Hebrew by Leon Simon. This is a Very Good Plus copy of the First Edition Thus. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean and fresh text; 347 pages, indexed. Some slight wear to the edges of thespine; paste-downs tanned, as usual. No dusjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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12 Glikl Bas Judah Leib The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln
New York Harper & Brothers 1932 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Signed
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1932. Gluckel (1646-1724) began her diary when she was twice-widowed, bankrupted by a husband, and the mother of fourteen children. It provides a snapshot of life at the time. Written in Yiddish, it was published in German in 1910 and in Hebrew in 1929. Here is the first translation, by Marvin Lowenthal, into English. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, an uncommon work that was reprinted in 1977. Tan (or orange) cloth binding, blindstamped with title and decorations on the front cover; ruled on the spine, with titling in gilt. Clean text; xxxvii, 295 pages; decorative endpapers. Small stamp from a previous-owner on the front paste-down. This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the Translator on the reverse of the FFEP. No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. Signed by Translator. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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13 Goitein, S.D. (Editor) From the Land of Sheba. Tales of the Jews of Yemen
New York Schocken 1947 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: Schocken, 1947. Folk material collected and edited by S.D. Goitein of the Hebrew University. Number Three in a Series by Schocken. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering. 122 pages, clean and fresh text. Bump to rear panel, else Fine. A sweet little book, rather uncommon, especially with the dustjacket, present here. Complete and unclipped, with chipping to the lower edges and a larger chip that affects the top of the spine and rear panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Goldberg, I. The Magician and Other Stories from the Yiddish
New York Kinderbuch Publishers 1957 Later Printing. Paperback Very Good No Jacket Herb Kruckman 
New York: Kinderbuch Publishers, 1957. A children's book, primarilly containing stories by Aleichem and Peretz, intended for use in secular kindershul programs. Clean text (that appears typewritten rather than typeset); 99 pages. Softbound in yellow and green. Green reinforcing tape on the spine. An interesting cultural artifact! Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Later Printing.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Herb Kruckman. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Heschel, Abraham Joshua The Wisdom of Heschel
New York Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1975 0374291241 / 9780374291242 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 1975. A lovely book, comprised of short quotes from the prominent Jewish theologian Abraham Joshua Heschel. Selected by Ruth Marcus Goodhill. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text, fresh and supple; 368 pages, with References. The dustjacket is unclipped, showing a bit of wear at the edges, with two or three small closed tears; three small spots on the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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16 Jacobs, Joseph Jewish Contributions to Civilization, An Estimate
Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society 1919 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1919. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt lettering, shows some minor edgewear. Clean and fresh text; 334 pages, indexed. The rear gutter has split but is holding. No dustjacket. A decent copy of an early JPS publication. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Jastrow, Morris Jr. The Song of Songs. Being a Collection of Love Lyrics of Ancient Palestine
Philadelphia & London J.B. Lippincott 1921 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia & London: J.B. Lippincott, 1921. The last work by the notable Jewish scholar (1861-1921), "A New Translation Based on a Revised Text," that includes his critical exposition. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. 246 pages. Orange cloth binding, decorative illustration on the front panel. Text clean and bright, mild edgewear, spine has darkened. Rear gutter is cracking but remains strong. An interesting and important text on a fascinating subject. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Kravitz, Nathaniel 3000 Years of Hebrew Literature. From the Earliest Time Through the 20th Century
Chicago Swallow Press 1972 0804005052 / 9780804005050 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
Chicago: Swallow Press, 1972. Encyclopedic study from the early Biblical tradition and prophets to Mordecai Kaplan.This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Purple cloth binding with black lettering. Clean text; 586 pages (indexed). There is a crease at the head of the spine, else Fine. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped, showing only a little edgewear. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 Liber, Maurice Rashi
Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society 1906 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1906. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Translation from the French by Adele Szold. Dark green cloth binding with gilt spine lettering, Lettering is still bright; some rubbing at the margins. Clean text; 278 pages, indexed. The front gutter has cracked but is holding nicely. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Lloyd, John Uri Felix Moses the Beloved Jew of Stringtown on the Pike
Cincinnati The Caxton Press 1930 Second Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket J. Augustus Knapp 
Cincinnati: The Caxton Press, 1930. Lloyd (1849-1936) was a noted pharmacist who had a second career as a writer of both local history and speculative fiction. This biography tells the story of a Jewish pedlar (1827-1886) who also served in the Confederate Army in the Civil War. Published by the Author. Illustrated by J. Augustus Knapp. This is a Near Fine copy of the Second Printing, limited to one thousand copies. Brown cloth decorative binding with beveled edges; top edge and lettering is gilt; tipped onto the front cover is an inked portrait of Moses. Clean text; 354 pages, with Addenda and a map as the front paste-down; gift inscription on FFEP. Mild rubbing at the corners and very light wear; close to a Fine copy of this fascinating bit of American history. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Printing.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by J. Augustus Knapp. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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