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  • TIKVAH MEANS HOPE. by Polacco, Patricia.
    Polacco, Patricia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A wonderful book written and illustrated by this award-winning writer, and set in Oakland, California where Polacco lives with her family. "After a devastating fire in the Oakland hills, during Sukkah, a Jewish family and neighbors find symbols of hope amidst the ashes." Dedicated to Herman and Hannah Roth, the wise older couple who lost their home in the fire (one of over 3,400 houses burned to the ground), but not their courage and belief in the future. INSCRIBED on the title page 'for Nicki' and dated in the year of publication. Author's note. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-385320590.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards in a near fine jacket (tear to upper edge of dj, near spine.) Hard-to-find, especially in the first edition, and signed.

    Book ID: 39965
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  • KRAKATOA: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883. by Winchester, Simon
    Winchester, Simon
    KRAKATOA: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An examination of the world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's most dangerous volcano - Krakatoa - which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Maps. Illustrated. Suggestions for further reading, index. xvi, 416 pp. ISBN: 0-066212855.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 78042
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