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  • Anderman, Janusz.
    THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: First US printing.

    London: Reader's International, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - Preface by Jerzy Pilch. Translated by Nina Taylor. Stories of Warsaw's changing world, since the clampdown on Solidarity and the coming of martial law in Poland. ISBN: 0-930523-490.

    Condition: Very good+ in like dust jacket - toning to the pages, as is often found in this publisher's books.

    Book ID: 19842
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  • STORIES OF AN IMAGINARY CHILDHOOD. by Bukiet, Melvin Jules.
    Bukiet, Melvin Jules.
    STORIES OF AN IMAGINARY CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, (1991) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of interconnected stories that describe the world that might have been his own if not for the catastrophe that destroyed most of Jewish life in eastern Europe during the 1940s. Set before the Holocaust in the tiny Polish shtetl of Proszowice, each story follows the young protagonist through the pleasures and humiliations of childhood and the rites of manhood. INSCRIBED on the title page to the late Oklahoma collector Larry Owens "All of our childhoods, one imaginary" 197 pp. ISBN: 0-810110067.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82242
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  • CLOAK OF ILLUSION. by Dygat, Stanislaw.
    Dygat, Stanislaw.
    CLOAK OF ILLUSION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - Originally published under the title "Disneyland" the hero of this novel is a member of the disaffected young generation of Eastern Europe. Translated from the Polish by David Welsh. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-262040298.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (offsetting to front endpaper, sunning to spine of dj, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 82348
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  • THE SPIES OF WARSAW. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    THE SPIES OF WARSAW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Espionage novel set in Poland in 1937 by this master of the historical spy novel. SIGNED on the title page. 266 pp. ISBN: 1400066025.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder dot, address sticker)

    Book ID: 54165
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  • Furst, Alan.
    THE SPIES OF WARSAW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Espionage novel set in Poland in 1937 by this master of the historical spy novel. SIGNED on the title page. 266 pp. ISBN: 1400066025.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58918
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  • THE SPIES OF WARSAW. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    THE SPIES OF WARSAW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Espionage novel set in Poland in 1937 by this master of the historical spy novel. 266 pp. ISBN: 1400066025.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58919
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  • THE WALL. by Hersey, John.
    Hersey, John.
    THE WALL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - An important novel by Hersey about the Warsaw ghetto during World War II: "On the surface 'The Wall' is the story of the systematic piecemeal extermination of the Jews of the Warsaw ghetto, and of the heroic resistance of defenseless men and women against the full brute force of the Germans. But the real story is the growth in spirit of a group of friends, so that they emerge undismayed and triumphant in the face of physical annihilation." Striking dustjacket design by George Salter. 632 pp.

    Condition: Very good in embossed green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine in a fair only dust jacket (significant edgewear to the dj, with several small chips, rubbing to the folds, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 80116
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  • THE COLOR OF BLOOD by Moore, Brian
    Moore, Brian
    THE COLOR OF BLOOD

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in an Eastern European country where a cardinal has maintained an uneasy balance between his religion and the totalitarian government, until one day there is an unsucessful attempt on his life, and he is spirited away against his will. 182 pp. ISBN: 0-525-245391.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 9475
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  • THE RIVER MIDNIGHT. by Nattel, Lilian.
    Nattel, Lilian.
    THE RIVER MIDNIGHT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Scribner, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this award-winning Canadian short story writer, one which brings her own family history into life. Told as nine interwoven stories, this novel portrays Jewish village life in the 19th century. In the center is Misha the midwife, the "wayward heart of Blaszka, she holds safe all the local secrets, including the stories of the four vilda hayas, 'the wild creatures,' as she and her girlfriends were known." Set during a nine-month period in 1894, each chapter recounts many of the same events through the eyes of different characters. Author's note, recommended reading, glossary. 414 pp. ISBN: 0-684853035.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78309
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  • OPERATION NARCISSUS (EYES ONLY) by Oldfield, Col. Barney (USAF, ret.)
    Oldfield, Col. Barney (USAF, ret.)
    OPERATION NARCISSUS (EYES ONLY)

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & Los Angeles: Pandick Press, Inc., (1978) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel involving gold smuggling during World War II by a newspaper man and retired Air Force colonel, who was, among other things, an advance man for General Eisenhower, the first newspaperman to become a paratrooper, and a press agent featured twice in Ripley's Believe-it-ot-Not. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper and dated in 1983. 429 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in olive green cloth (corners slightly bumped) in a very good dustjacket. (minor edgewear, slit on spine of dj)

    Book ID: 85445
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  • A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. by Peterson, Virgilia.
    Peterson, Virgilia.
    A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.

    Edition: 4th printing (just 3 months after the first)

    New York: Atheneum, 1961. dj. SIGNED hardcover - A highly praised and somewhat controversial autobiography - Peterson herself describes it as "an attempt to rise above my limitations" while William Shirer (in one of the many comments on the dust jacket) calls this "an explosively self-revealing portrait" and Kirkus Reviews described it as "not an autobiography in the sense of being a chronology of successive events, but in her search for self-knowledge, she explores the major incidents: her oddly sheltered, prosperous middle-class childhood; . . an illness (polio) in late adolescence, that might well have marred her physically and emotionally; her meeting- parting- and eventual marriage to a Polish prince .. . the war- which left her oddly untouched…

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    New York: Atheneum, 1961. dj. SIGNED hardcover - A highly praised and somewhat controversial autobiography - Peterson herself describes it as "an attempt to rise above my limitations" while William Shirer (in one of the many comments on the dust jacket) calls this "an explosively self-revealing portrait" and Kirkus Reviews described it as "not an autobiography in the sense of being a chronology of successive events, but in her search for self-knowledge, she explores the major incidents: her oddly sheltered, prosperous middle-class childhood; . . an illness (polio) in late adolescence, that might well have marred her physically and emotionally; her meeting- parting- and eventual marriage to a Polish prince .. . the war- which left her oddly untouched though it changed the flow of life; motherhood- strangely peripheral; post-war and a new love; the catastrophe that almost wrote finis to her life- and ever and always, her stumbling ineptitude in human relations, growing- she feels- out of that failure in understanding that stemmed back to the mother she hated. There are many gaps in facts- but it seems to matter little in the almost uncomfortably honest search for herself." INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. 334 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, some toning to the dj)

    Book ID: 68045
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  • GRANTA 29: NEW WORLD, Winter 1989. by (Raban, Jonathan; McGrath, Patrick, O'Brien, Tim and others contributors.) Bill Buford, editor.
    (Raban, Jonathan; McGrath, Patrick, O'Brien, Tim and others contributors.) Bill Buford, editor.
    GRANTA 29: NEW WORLD, Winter 1989.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin / Granta, 1989. First edition - A paperback magazine of new writing. This issue includes stories and articles from authors such as Rian Malan, Tim OÕBrien, Robert Fisk, Patricia Highsmith, Paul Theroux, a photoessay on Poland by Jill Hartley, and more. 255 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 13459
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  • THE WHEREWITHAL: A Novel in Verse. by Schultz, Philip.
    Schultz, Philip.
    THE WHEREWITHAL: A Novel in Verse.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Norton, (2014). First edition - A novel in verse by this Pulitzer prize winning poet. It tells the story of "a drifting, haunted young man hiding from the Vietnam War in the basement of a San Francisco welfare building and translating his mothers diaries. The diaries concern the Jedwabne massacre, an event that took place in German-occupied Poland in 1941.. . it is a meditation on the nature of evil and the destruction of war." 177 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. A rather uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 78029
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  • THE EMPEROR OF LIES. by Sem-Sandberg, Steve
    Sem-Sandberg, Steve
    THE EMPEROR OF LIES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book by this author to be published in the US - winner of the August Prize, Swedens most important literary award. "In February 1940, the Nazis established what would become the second-largest Jewish ghetto, in the Polish city of Lodz. The leader they appointed was Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, a sixty-three-year-old Jewish businessman and orphanage director - and the elusive, authoritarian power sustaining the ghettos very existence. [This] chronicles the tale of his rule over a quarter-million Jews for the next four and a half years. He sought to transform the ghetto into a productive industrial complex and strove to make it - and himself -…

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    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book by this author to be published in the US - winner of the August Prize, Swedens most important literary award. "In February 1940, the Nazis established what would become the second-largest Jewish ghetto, in the Polish city of Lodz. The leader they appointed was Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski, a sixty-three-year-old Jewish businessman and orphanage director - and the elusive, authoritarian power sustaining the ghettos very existence. [This] chronicles the tale of his rule over a quarter-million Jews for the next four and a half years. He sought to transform the ghetto into a productive industrial complex and strove to make it - and himself - indispensable to the Nazi regime." A novel which captures the full panorama of human resilience and probes deeply into the nature of evil - and which asks difficult questions: Was Rumkowski a ruthless opportunist or was he a pragmatist who managed to save Jewish lives through his collaboration policies? Translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death. Map of the ghetto. Includes an afterword by the author, a list of the main characters and a glossary. 661 pp. ISBN: 978-0374139643.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 86071
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  • LOST IN AMERICA. by Singer, Isaac Bashevis.
    Singer, Isaac Bashevis.
    LOST IN AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir by this Nobel prize winning author of his days as a young man in Poland in the 30s dreaming of getting to America, the sometimes perilous trip there, and the community he found in New York City, including his older brother, the author I. J. Singer. Illustrated with both full color paintings and black and white drawings by Raphael Soyer. A handsome production, printed on coated glossy stock, illustrated endpapers. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-385157568.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 85832
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  • THE ESTATE. by Singer, Isaac Bashevis,
    Singer, Isaac Bashevis,
    THE ESTATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sequel to "The Manor," portraying the period between the Polish insurrection of 1863 and the end of the 19th century, a period during which the Jews began to play an important part in Polish industry, commerce, arts and science. INSCRIBED on the half title page and SIGNED I. B. Singer. Translated from the Yiddish by his nephew Joseph Singer, Elaine Gottlieb and Elizabeth Shub. 374 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth in a very good minus dust jacket (price-clipped, some wear to the ends of the spine and the corners, creasing to front flap)

    Book ID: 76827
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