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The Quiet Voices: Southern Rabbis and Black Civil Rights, 1880s to 1990s
Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 444pp. Removed from a non-circulating private library, with ink ownership markings to front endpaper and accompanying black ink elisions from de-accession. Slight wear to boards; scattered red ink marginalia to rear leaves and fixed endpapers; else bright...
[Item #15363]
Price: $20.00
 
The Quiet Voices: Southern Rabbis and Black Civil Rights, 1880s to 1990s. AFRICAN AMERICANS, JEWS & JUDAISM, Mark BAUMAN, Berkley KALIN.
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The Vale of Cedars & Other Tales...With an Introduction by Walter Jerrold. Illustrated by T.H. Robinson
London: J.M. Dent & Co. 1902. First Thus. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); original tan pictorial cloth (very minor soiling) stamped in brown, green, gilt, and black, top edge gilt, others uncut, green decorative endpapers with "Grace Aguilar, Born 1816, Died 1847"; color frontispiece, illus., lithographed title page printed in colors. Spine...
[Item #23012]
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The Vale of Cedars & Other Tales...With an Introduction by Walter Jerrold. Illustrated by T.H. Robinson. Grace AGUILAR.
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Inside Kasrilevke [Ben Shahn's Copy]
New York: Schocken Books, [1948]. First American Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (19.5cm.); publisher's cloth in yellow pictorial dust jacket; 127pp. Jacket a bit worn and brittle along folds, spine quite faded, else Very Good and sound. From the library of Ben and Bernarda Shahn with their estate label tipped to front...
[Item #37787]
Price: $25.00
 
Inside Kasrilevke [Ben Shahn's Copy]. Sholom ALEICHEM.
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Jewish Children
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, [1926]. "Pocket Book Edition" Hardcover. 12mo (17.5cm.); publisher's cloth in decorative dust jacket, blue topstain; xvii,[4]-268pp. Jacket extremities chipped with small loss at top edge of upper panel not approaching text (though ads printed on verso affected with minor loss of meaning), else About Very...
[Item #37786]
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Jewish Children. Sholom ALEICHEM, trans Hanna Berman, intro Dorothy Canfield.
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Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball
[New York]: Oxford University Press, [2011]. Second Printing. Hardcover. Octavo (24.25cm.); publisher's boards in photo-illustrated dust jacket; ix,[3],236pp.; photographic illus. throughout. Some wear at bottom edge of rear jacket panel, else Near Fine.
[Item #34674]
Price: $25.00
 
Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball. Rebecca T. ALPERT.
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False Witness: The Record of the American Council for Judaism
New York: American Zionist Council, 1955. First Edition. Paperback. Attack upon the American Council for Judaism, a Judaic but anti-Zionist organization, by the principal advocacy group for Zionism in the U.S. Accuses the ACJ of affiliating with such anti-Semitic extremists as Gerald LK Smith and Merwin K. Hart. With a....
[Item #16677]
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False Witness: The Record of the American Council for Judaism. AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR JUDAISM, Albert EINSTEIN, fwd.
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Something About My Father and Other People
New York: Thomas Yoseloff, [1956]. Hardcover. First edition, octavo (21.5cm.); original blue-green cloth, spine lettered in red, in pictorial dust jacket; 366pp. Spine toned, shallow tears along jacket edges not affecting text; Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. A collection of short stories by "the foremost interpreter in fiction of...
[Item #21354]
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Something About My Father and Other People. Charles ANGOFF.
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The Gang
Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, [ca.1924]. Hardcover. Jacket blurbs spin The Gang as a sort of urban "Huckleberry Finn" about a group of proto-Dead End Kids, set in the then-Jewish ghetto of East Harlem. What goes unremarked upon in the jacket text is that this is a gang of Jewish kids. The...
[Item #17435]
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The Gang. Joseph ANTHONY.
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Antisemitism Historically and Critically Examined [English Translation of "Antisemitism i historisk och kritisk belysning"]
New York: Viking Press, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Classic historical and philosophical study of antisemitism from antiquity to the 20th-century. Originally published in Swedish; this translation by A.G. Chater. The book appears to be the correct first American printing ("First published 1936") on verso of title page; jacket states "Second...
[Item #16123]
Price: $50.00
 
Antisemitism Historically and Critically Examined [English Translation of "Antisemitism i historisk och kritisk belysning"]. ANTISEMITISM, Hugo VALENTIN.
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Tradition and Revolution: the Jewish Renaissance in Russian Avant-Garde Art 1912-1928
Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Pictorial thick card wrappers; French flaps; 262pp; illus. Spine a trifle sunned (still perfectly legible) else a tight, Near Fine copy free of markings or significant wear. Catalog of a 1987 exhibition at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
[Item #35265]
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Tradition and Revolution: the Jewish Renaissance in Russian Avant-Garde Art 1912-1928. Ruth APTER-GABRIEL.
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[Prospectus for] The Minority of One: Independent Monthly Publication, Dedicated to the elimination of all thought restrictions except for the truth. Vol. III, no. 7, July, 1961
Passaic, NJ: Minority of One, 1961. First Edition. Paperback. Quarto (28cm.); single sheet folded into 6-panelled pamphlet; illus., text printed in black and blue. Previous fold, else Fine. Integral order blank; envelope laid in. Advertisement for a single issue of the political journal The Minority of One, announcing articles on...
[Item #26509]
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[Prospectus for] The Minority of One: Independent Monthly Publication, Dedicated to the elimination of all thought restrictions except for the truth. Vol. III, no. 7, July, 1961. M. S. ARNONI, ed.
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The Valley
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. Asch's scarce fourth book, a series of fictional sketches of Asch's neighbors in the Berkshire foothills, where "...strangers from New York come to live...because they have been disgraced, or have never been wanted by the city." Asch was the son of...
[Item #27060]
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The Valley. Nathan ASCH.
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The Valley
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. The author's scarce fourth book, a series of fictional sketches of his neighbors in the Berkshire foothills. Asch was the son of Yiddish author Scholem Asch. Not in Hanna. COAN, p. 29. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); blue cloth, with titling and...
[Item #32581]
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The Valley. Nathan ASCH.
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Mottke the Vagabond (Mottke Ganef)
Boston: John W. Luce & Co. [1917]. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. First appearance in English of this major work by the greatest of the American Yiddish emigre writers of the Twentieth Century. By all indications, this is only the second of Asch's novels to have been translated into English...
[Item #38079]
Price: $65.00
 
Mottke the Vagabond (Mottke Ganef). Sholom ASH, Szalom Asz alt. spellings Sholem Asch, trans Isaac Goldberg.
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Time Suspended
N.p. [London?]: Square, [2004]. First Edition. Octavo (21cm). Card wrappers with card dustjacket; 216pp; chiefly illus. Fine, with publisher's unprinted cellophane outer wrapper intact. Photo-essay of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by three noted Dutch photojournalists.
[Item #30137]
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Time Suspended. Herman ASSELBERGHS, Els Opsomer, Pieter Van Bogaert.
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Hitler's Communism Unmasked
Chicago: [Anti-Defamation League, B'Nai B'Rith], 1938. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo (20.5cm.); original blue staplebound card wrappers; 30pp. Wrapper extremities a bit toned, else Near Fine. Fireside Discussion Group of the League, no. 22. BRENNEMAN, p. 9; SEIDMAN A225.
[Item #27158]
Price: $25.00
 
Hitler's Communism Unmasked. ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE B'NAI B'RITH.
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An End to Running
London: Chatto & Windus, 1962. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (20.5cm.); original simulated cloth in price-clipped dust jacket designed by Michael Harvey; [8],303pp. Jacket spine rather toned, a few shallow chips and closed tears, corners a bit bumped; Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Satirical novel addressing the era's avant-guard...
[Item #21204]
Price: $25.00
 
An End to Running. Lynne Reid BANKS.
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The Convent at Auschwitz [with autograph letter from the publisher addressed to Bernarda Shahn]
New York: George Braziller, [1991]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Account of the conflict which arose between Polish Christians and Jews in 1984 when a group of Carmelite nuns tried to establish a convent in a derelict buildling adjacent to the former concentration camp. Octavo (23.25cm.); original cloth in black pictorial...
[Item #30851]
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The Convent at Auschwitz [with autograph letter from the publisher addressed to Bernarda Shahn]. Wladyslaw T. BARTOSZEWSKI, jacket illus Ben Shahn.
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I, the Union: Being the Personalized Trade Union Story of the Hebrew Butcher Workers of America
New York: Raddock & Brothers, [1952]. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (21cm.); publisher's cloth in pictorial price-clipped dust jacket; xxi,[1],197pp.; 26 leaves of photographic plates. Some minor chipping to jacket extremities, short closed tear at top edge of upper panel, light soil, else Near Fine in Very Good jacket.
[Item #34202]
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I, the Union: Being the Personalized Trade Union Story of the Hebrew Butcher Workers of America. Joseph BELSKY.
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The Arcades Project. Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999. Hardcover. Second printing. Octavo; cloth-backed pictorial boards (hardcover); dustjacket; 1073pp. Mild dusting and wear, but little evidence of reading or use; Near Fine in like jacket. First appearance in English of the Marxist philosopher's magnum opus, left uncompleted upon his death in 1940. The hardcover...
[Item #35200]
Price: $125.00
 
The Arcades Project. Translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin. Walter BENJAMIN.
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Josephus
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (18.75cm.); original black cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 266pp.; photographic frontispiece, 3 leaves of plates. Some general shelf wear, mostly to spine ends, spine just a hint cocked, else Very Good. Biography of the Romano-Jewish scholar Flavius Josephus. From the library...
[Item #31147]
Price: $25.00
 
Josephus. Norman BENTWICH.
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Judaism on the Social Question
New York: John B. Alden, 1888. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo (19cm.); original decorative terracotta cloth with ivy leaf motif embossed and lettered in black and gilt; 130pp. Extremities a bit rubbed, else Very Good, textblock about fine. Analysis of the parallels and compatibility of the Socialist movement and Judaism.
[Item #23237]
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Judaism on the Social Question. H. BERKOWITZ, Rabbi.
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The Fire Eater
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1948. Later printing. Fourth printing. Octavo (20cm); blue cloth boards; dustjacket; 394pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in a bright example of the uncommon photomontage dustwrapper, just lightly worn at folds and spine ends; Very Good.
[Item #20142]
Price: $60.00
 
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On the Iliad. Translated from the French by Mary McCarthy, with an Introduction by Hermann Broch
New York: Pantheon Books / Bollingen Series IX, 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Broch, an Austrian, escaped Nazi Germany in 1938, going first to England and then to the United States, where he eventually settled in Princeton, just a few miles from the Shahns' home town of Roosevelt, New Jersey. His...
[Item #14228]
Price: $850.00
 
On the Iliad. Translated from the French by Mary McCarthy, with an Introduction by Hermann Broch. Rachel BESPALOFF.
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Tomorrow's Bread
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1938. First Edition. Hardcover. Sympathetic rendering of the life of a Jewish labor organizer among garment workers in New York and Chicago. Winner of the first Edwin Wolf Award (1938) for best novel of Jewish interest. The JPS co-published the book with a trade...
[Item #32212]
Price: $100.00
 
Tomorrow's Bread. Beatrice BISNO.


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