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1953. Black-and-white 6.75 x 5-inch head-and-shoulders image depicting the scholar during the early 1950s. Signed in the upper right corner: "Sincerely, Samuel Belkin." Fine condition. Russian-born American Rabbi and educator best known as the second President of Yeshiva University. A distinguished Torah scholar, he is credited with leading Yeshiva University through a period of substantial expansion.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1979. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 287 pages, 8vo, red board with a green cloth spine, dust wrapper (worn and stained; closed tears). New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1979). First edition. A near fine copy in a good dust wrapper. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Vicky - Fondly - Vera 1980." Included are two original press releases about the book and author on "New Book" and "McGraw-Hill" letterhead.
New York: Abbeville, 1979. A photographic portrait of Martin Gray; photos and text by Duncan. Slim 8vo, 96 pages, green cloth (gently faded at the bottom) with silver lettering, dust wrapper. New York; Abbeville Press, 1979. First edition. A very good(+) copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Grace and Herb - just images of a good man - David. 18 Nov 1980 New York."
Jerusalem: 1937. 1 page on "Palestine Review" letterhead, 10.25 x 8 inches, Jerusalem, May 3, 1937. Written to fellow Zionist Heinrich Margulies, Director of the Anglo-Palestine Bank, Tel Aviv, in part: "I am glad you are giving us your co-operation, for I am anxious to make our paper not only an interesting but also an authoritative journal. In regard to the subject we discussed in our editorial 'East of Suez', we did not lay down permanent principles but rather referred.....
New York: 1935. 5 single-sided, folded vellum sheets with lovely hand-colored illuminations and typography, followed by the signatures. Thin 8vo. New York, 1935. First Edition. A finely preserved piece of unique ephemera with striking calligraphy. "Einhorn is the inventor of many new instruments and pieces of aparatus which have become well known throughout the medical world, such as the fermentation saccharometer, the stomach-bucket, the gastro-diaphane, the deglutitive stomach electrode, the stomach spray apparatus, the gastrograph, etc." -Herman Rosenthal...
Berlin: 1901. Exceedingly rare one-page letter, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, Berlin, July 26, 1901. In this letter, Eisner declines an invitation. Translated in part: "Most honored Sir, Thanking you for your most friendly invitation, which I would gladly have gotten away for...but I am afraid that I have much work to complete." One horizontal fold and a diagonal crease on the lower portion; still very good condition. Jewish-Bavarian radical politician who organized the Socialist Revolution that overthrew the Wittelsbach Monarchy.....
New York: Macmillan, 1974. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 366 pages, 8vo, blue cloth, dust wrapper (price-clipped). New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., (1974). First edition. Very good(-) condition. Inscribed to radio host Casper Citron on the front free endpaper: "For Casper Citron, Fondly, Lehman Engel."
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. 311 pages, 8vo, black cloth-backed blue boards, dust wrapper. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1984. A very good(+) copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Presentation copy signed by the author in black marker on the front free endpaper: "For Ray + Joe. With affection, Howard."
New York: 1935. Yearbook for the James Madison High School Senior Class, Volume XIX, boldly signed in fountain pen on page 26 next to his image and short bio. He is described as "City champion football and track star. However, knowing he was graduating and knowing he was training for the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the school dedicated three-quarters of page 114 to heralding his accomplishments, in small part: "...Marty is the greatest runner ever to put shoes on...He holds the.....
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1969. 358 pages (occasional pen notations in margins), illustrated with black-and-white photographs, 8vo, gray cloth, d.w. (some tears, sun faded on spine). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1969). Inscribed on the half-title page: "For Joachim Prinz a lifelong friend, a close coworker in many fields in deep affection and esteem New York Oct 28, 69 Nahum Goldmann."
New York: Bittner/Beechhurst Press, 1956. Introduction by A.L. Chanin. Analytical essay by Samuel Atkin. Frontispiece and 116 full-page black-and-white illustrations. 26 pages of text, slim 4to, black cloth. New York: Bittner/Beechhurst Press, (1956). Very good. Presentation copy signed and dated by Chaim Gross, along with a beautiful, original, full-page sketch on the front free endpaper.
New York: Forum Gallery, 1972. Watercolors by Chaim Gross, foreword and text by Rabbi Avraham Soltes. Profusely illustrated in color, 39 pages (illustrated flyleaf detached), oblong 4to, printed wrappers with a full-color paper seal. New York: Forum Gallery, (1972). Very good(-) Inscribed on the title page with a rough sketch of a human figure: "To my friend...Chaim Gross."
Jamaica, NY: 1973. Introduction and text by Rabbi Israel Mowshowitz. Color frontispiece and 11 color photo illustrations. Unpaginated slim 4to, blue cloth (light staining on the front cover; slightly soiled around the edges). Jamaica, NY: International Synagogue, (1973). First Edition. Very good(-). Inscribed and signed in full on the front free endpaper, with a full-page ink sketch of a woman.
1855. 1 page, in French, 5.25 x 4 inches, address on verso, no place, no date, circa 1855. Includes a translation, in part: "...I owed it to my students to come this afternoon but forgot to come, clearly my fault. Please tell them so..." Two-inch closed tear on the address page; horizontal folds. Very good(-) condition. French composer, student of Cherubini, and teacher of Bizet.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1947. 275 pages, tan cloth (dust soiling). New York; Simon & Schuster, 1947. Third Impression. Good. Inscribed on the flyleaf: "For Jean Sitwell - I wish we had met a lot sooner. Affectionately / Laura Z. Hobson / 1968." A novel exposing corporate anti-semitism, made into a movie starring Gregory Peck.
Bethesda, Maryland: 1985. 1 page, 9.75 x 7.25 inches, personal letterhead, Bethesda, Maryland, October 11, 1985, declining to send a signed photograph, in part: "Thank you for the nice letter of recent date and its request for an autographed photo wearing my Congressional Medal of Honor...My original medal of honor has been donated, by me, to the Navy Museum...where it is on display with other artifax [sic]. It has been a long time, in years, since I was photographed, with.....
New York: Random House, 1978. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 269 pages, 8vo, gilt-stamped blue cloth (top edge slightly faded), dust wrapper (small chip on the back). New York: Random House, (1978). First American Edition. Very good condition. Boldly inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Joe + Anne Slater, Spiritual citizens of Jerusalem and good friends, Teddy Kollek."
New York: Knopf, 1998. A memoir inscribed by the Hungarian-born chef, raconteur, and musician. 42 photos and 5 drawings, 384 pages, tall 8vo, brown and tan cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Inscribed on the flyleaf in the author's bold, calligraphic hand: "To...you have my life in your hands-with special regards from George Lang. March 21/1999.
New York: Dalton House, Inc., 1949. Illustrated in black and white. 247 pages, 4to, blue cloth with gilt stamping (spine cracked and faded; flyleaf torn). New York: Dalton House, Inc, 1949. A good copy. Inscribed on the title page with a handsome sketch of a sculpture: "To my very dear friends Nat and Elsie with love, Chaim Gross." Gross's pen apparently ran out as he was signing his name, so he started over with a new pen. Lombardo's signature appears.....