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New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1950. Translated from the Yiddish by A.H. Gross. 8vo, cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1950). First Farrar Straus edition, the copyright page reading 1950, but published ca. 1965. Signed, "Best wishes/ Isaac B. Singer", on the title page. A near fine copy with a minor chip at the head of the dust wrapper spine.
Jerusalem: 1950. Set of two signed First Day Covers issued upon the release of the Israeli Festival Stamps, postmarked August 8th 1950, designed by Arthur Szyk. One is postmarked at Jerusalem; the second is postmarked at Tel Aviv. Both covers are boldly signed and in excellent condition. Polish-Jewish artist who worked primarily as a book illustrator and political caricaturist.
Warsaw: Shalom Foundation. Text in English and Polish. Illustrated throughout with sepia photographs. 232 pages, folio, black cloth (slight sunning to bottom edge of covers), dust wrapper. Warsaw: Shalom Foundation, No date. A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. A scarce and beautifully illustrated book.
Amsterdam: Nicolaas Visser, 1690. Map. Engraving with original outline color. Image measures 20.5" x 24.5" Restoration verso. This impressive and unusual map of Poland in the late 17th century depicts the Polish Empire including modern day Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Belarus and Ukraine. Shows political and administrative boundaries and many topographical features. Nicolaes Visscher II, was a Dutch cartographer, publisher and engraver active from the late 17th century to the early 18th century. This is a nice example of his work.....
Wroclaw: Zaklad Imienia Ossolinskich-Wydawnictwo, 1956. Illustrated throughout with b/w photos and drawings. 3 volumes. 4to, yellow cloth (a bit bumped; internally clean). Wroclaw: Zaklad Imienia Ossolinskich-Wydawnictwo/Panstwowy Instytut Sztuki, 1956-59. A very good copy of this uncommon study. Photographic studies of Medieval carvings on church doorways in Gniezno, Poland. Bibliographic notes; summaries in French & Russian. Ownership signature and book label of art historian Meyer Schapiro.