GRANDFATHER J. B.: Letters to My Grandson.
Edition: First printing.
Boston: Little Brown, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - Letters from a Jewish immigrant, born in Romania in 1879 who emigrated to the US in 1904 - he was a self-taught linguist, philospher and journalist, and the author of one novel under a pseudonym. These letters begin in 1959 when his grandson Joel leaves New York City for graduate work at the University of Iowa, and end in November 1966, a short time before Bercovici's death in February 1967. Edited and with an introduction by Mary Hengstenberg Grossman, the wife of Joel. xiv, 210 pp. ISBN: 0-316089966.
Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (chip to lower edge of back cover, a few short closed tears).