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  • THREE MUSKETEERS. by Birmajer, Marcelo.
    Birmajer, Marcelo.
    THREE MUSKETEERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Milford, CT & London: The Toby Press, (2008.). First edition - "From Argentine Birmajer presents a complicated tale of political intrigue revolving around Javier Mossen . . . Mossen is reluctantly writing a Sunday feature on Elias Traum, a Jew and former Argentine revolutionary now residing in Israel and recently returned for a visit. When he goes to meet Traum at the airport, Mossen is assaulted and Traum kidnapped. Originally published in Spanish in 2001, translated by Sharon Wood.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new).

    Book ID: 57168
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  • PARADISE MAN. by Charyn, Jerome.
    Charyn, Jerome.
    PARADISE MAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc., (1987) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The Paradise Man is a hit man, and content with his life, until he meets up with the daugher of the district attorney and falls hopelessly in love. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-917657-934.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 69093
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  • SECRET ISAAC. by Charyn, Jerome.
    Charyn, Jerome.
    SECRET ISAAC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1978) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Isaac Sidel (know to his detractors as "Isaac the Pure" ) was a cop - the toughest, hardest and most incorruptible in the business, and he ruled the meanest kingdom of the city, the Lower East Side." INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. 315 pp. ISBN: 0-87795-1969.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (corners slightly bumped, some toning to the cream background of the dj)

    Book ID: 67323
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  • MARILYN THE WILD. by Charyn, Jerome.
    Charyn, Jerome.
    MARILYN THE WILD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Isaac Sidel (know to his detractors as "Isaac the Pure" ) was a cop - the toughest, hardest and most incorruptible in the business, and he ruled the meanest kingdom of the city, the Lower East Side." The only one he couldn't handle was his daughter, Marilyn. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. 246 pp. ISBN: 0-87795-1292.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (price-clipped, a small nick at the top of the spine)

    Book ID: 64701
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  • Daniel, Yuli (1925-1988.)
    PRISON POEMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: J. Philip O'Hara, Inc., (1971) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of 21 poems written while Daniel was in prison and on trial in Moscow (the trial of Daniel and fellow writer Andrei Synavsky is considered by some as the birth of the modern Soviet dissident movement.). Bilingual edition with the original Russian and English translations by David Burg and Arthur Boyars. 75 pp. ISBN: 0-879555017.

    Condition: Very near fine in very good minus dust jacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 54619
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  • STERN. by Friedman, Bruce Jay.
    Friedman, Bruce Jay.
    STERN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962. dj. Hardcover first edition - His first book, a "novel about being Jewish" - at once both funny and very serious. Stern has left the safety of "his city" to buy a suburban house, and just as he is beginning to feel like he really could live there, a neighbor pushes his wife down and calls her a 'kike.' 191 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (the usual toning to both the pages and the white dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 54221
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  • Gilman, Susan Jane.
    HYPOCRITE IN A POUFFY WHITE DRESS: Tales of Growing Up Groovy and Clueless.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, (2004.). First edition - Since the actual publication of this book - a trade paperback original - was delayed until 2005, this advance issue preceded the book by several months. From the letter to booksellers on the back cover: 'Gilman has managed to pull off a memoir - a series of coming of age stories - that's original, poignant, often hilarious and that uniquely chronicles a generation '- includes a great episode with Mick Jagger! 354 pp

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 32107
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  • THE TOWN PARK: And Other Stories. by Grab, Hermann.
    Grab, Hermann.
    THE TOWN PARK: And Other Stories.

    Edition: First English language printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A work originally published in 1935 and set in Prague during the first World War and published here in English for the first time. In addition to the short novel this includes ten other stories. "With its delicate irony, Proustian introspection and interplay of time and memory, and exquisitely crafted style inspired by Grab's theory of 'dissonant harmonies', The Town Park has rightly been hailed as a work of genius." Translated by Quintin Hoare with a foreword by Thoedor Adorno. Afterword by Peter Staengle. 250 pp. ISBN: 0-860911896.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55527
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  • DAYDREAMS AND NIGHTMARES: REFLECTIONS OF A HARLEM CHILDHOOD. by Horowitz, Irving Louis.
    Horowitz, Irving Louis.
    DAYDREAMS AND NIGHTMARES: REFLECTIONS OF A HARLEM CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of growing up during the 1930s in a Jewish ghetto inside the larger African American ghetto of Harlem. Born with a severe cleft palate, much of Horowitz's boyhood was spent in the hospital undergoing one re-constructive surgery after another. The streets taught survival - numbers-running and ticket-scalping were a source of cash for Horowitz; turf wars and muggings were commonplace - while regular visits with his sister to the Apollo theater nutured a love of music, and Central Park at night was a magical place. Photographs. 116 pp. ISBN: 0-87805-4286.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47355
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  • DRUNKEN ANGEL. by Kaufman, Alan.
    Kaufman, Alan.
    DRUNKEN ANGEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: VIVA Editions, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Described as "the most gripping, chilling and inspiring account ever written of a life-long battle with alcoholism and the struggle to write.. . Drunken Angel contains revealing portraits of such literary figures as Allen Ginsberg, Kathy Acker, Barney Rosset, Anthony Burgess, Elie Wiesel, Ron Kolm, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Jim Feast, Bernard Malamud, Hubert Selby Jr., Bob Holman, Sapphire, not to speak of the gutter dreamers, Nuyorican Poets, Unbearables, Babarians, Slammers, Black foot Indians, commandos, criminals, junkies, renegade cocktail waitresses, hoboes, painters, and a host of others who each in some way, big or small, play their part in peopling the wildly exilerating drama of Kaufman's passionate and exotic life." SIGNED on the title page 463 pp. ISBN: 9781936740024.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 58692
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  • PRIMO LEVI: Tragedy of an Optimist. by [Levi, Primo, 1919-1987] Anissimov, Myriam.
    [Levi, Primo, 1919-1987] Anissimov, Myriam.
    PRIMO LEVI: Tragedy of an Optimist.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Woodstock NY: Overlook Press, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Primo Levi is represented in this world almost entirely by his writings, and his public self--shy, intelligent, diffident--in some respects disguised the man within. This first biography delves deeply into the life and mind of the controversial writer" a chemist by training, a partisan during World War II, a philosopher, and most importantly a survivor of the concentration camps and a Holocaust witness. Translated from the French by Steve Cox. List of Primo Levi's works. Photographs, notes, glossary of concentration camp terms, bibliography, and index. x, 452 pp. ISBN: 0-87951-8065.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light toning to the pages, very minor shelfwear.)

    Book ID: 57307
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  • BLOOD TIES: A Woman's History. by Mander, Anica Vesel with Sarika Finci Hofbauer
    Mander, Anica Vesel with Sarika Finci Hofbauer
    BLOOD TIES: A Woman's History.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco & New York: Moon Books / Random House, (1976) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Part an account of the author's life - she was born in Yugoslavia in 1934, and with her family fled to Dalmatia during World War II, where they were interned on an Italian-controlled island - and part an oral history of her maternal grandmother (Hofbauer), a Jewish woman of Serbo-Croation heritage, who was 84 when this book was written. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "Happy Birthday dear Sally and to us all" and signed as Ani, dated in San Francisco in 1978. Only of one 5000 copies. 297 pp. ISBN: 0-394407660.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to the pages, short closed tear to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 72770
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  • POEMS BY ZALMAN SHAZAR. by Shazar, Zalman (Translated by Joseph Leftwich)
    Shazar, Zalman (Translated by Joseph Leftwich)
    POEMS BY ZALMAN SHAZAR.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York & London: A S Barnes & Co, (1974.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of poems by this former President of the state of Israel (from 1963 to 1973.) Translated from the Yiddish, and with an introduction by Joseph Leftwich. 54 pp,. ISBN: 0-49801438X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (slight rubbing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 57860
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  • BOTH ONE. by Small, Sidney Herschel (1893-1958)
    Small, Sidney Herschel (1893-1958)
    BOTH ONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1925) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a Jewish boy, living in a gentile neighborhood in a suburb of San Francisco, who discovers both love with a gentile girl and racial prejudice. The rather hard-to-find third novel by this California born author who is probably best known for his pulp fiction, much of it set in the Orient. 302 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in brown cloth with orange lettering on spine and front cover in a good only dust jacket with significant rubbing to the folds, wear to ends of dj spine, original price of 2.00 still present. Dust jacket now protected by archival cover.

    Book ID: 78238
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  • DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood. by Traig, Jennifer.
    Traig, Jennifer.
    DEVIL IN THE DETAILS: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Growing up is difficult enough, but when you add in undiagnosed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, it becomes even more so. In this memoir, years later, Jennifer remembers these scenes with candor and humor. What emerges is a portrait of a well-meaning girl and her good-natured parents, and a very funny, very sharp look back at growing up. SIGNED on the title page. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-316158771.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65905
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