The Rise and Destiny of the German Jew 1934 Union of American Hebrew Congregations
According to a review in Foreign Affairs, April 1935,
A scholarly account of the Jews since 1871, the author maintaining that they will stay in Germany and adjust themselves to new conditions.
Text block is darkened with age. Black cloth cover is lightly faded but overall clean and clear with silver gilt and red stylized stamped round motifs relevant to Jews in Germany in 1934- swastika, menorah, industry, burning at the stake. Former owner bookplate on front end paper. Text block lightly darkened with time otherwise tight and clean. Corners lightly bumped with two corners beginning to fray.
Found it in my inventory today. What a gift.
Even though mine is only a First American Edition, not Hogarth Press, I can’t quite price it to sell.
In my late teens Virginia Woolf, Kate Bush, James Joyce, Billy Bragg, Joni Mitchell and Prufrock were my best friends. <heart>, as the kids say. I still cry every time I watch the movie Orlando, one of the few movies that take liberties with a great book yet capture the point beautifully.
Virginia Woolf’s The Waves with Vanessa Bell cover art. First American Edition (NOT Hogarth Press), Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1931. Dust jacket and text block darkened with age. DJ has chips and a one inch rip, is soiled and lightly price clipped. Former owner name and dealer marks on end papers. winecountrybooksnapa at gmail – 25% discount for anyone who purchases via this blog, or make me an offer.
Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol date and publisher unknown $25 winecountrybooksnapa at gmail
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge’s name was good upon ’Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
Mind! I don’t mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country’s done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.
Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for I don’t know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain.
The mention of Marley’s funeral brings me back to the point I started from. There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story.
– from the full text and images at Project Gutenberg A Christmas Carol
I hope your Chanukah and Thanksgiving and any other holiday to include lazing about, introspecting, eating, being with family, escaping from family, being thankful or worrying or commemorating… I hope you are well and wish you a close of the year celebrating and remembering as appropriate, and a fresh hopeful New Year.
Eat and drink for tomorrow we die. Not really, I hope. My heart is with those who struggle and hurt and my joy is in my family, mi vida. And books of course. Give generously to the charity of your choice (find out which charities use your money the way you intend at Charity Navigator) and then remember that charity, and changing the world, begin at home. Mwah.
I have some wonderful Judaica, but Chanukah sneaked up on me this year. I must hang my head and skip over it and go straight to my Christmas books. I will do better next year, I promise.
So here are photos of three lovely books for this year. Please contact me at winecountrybooksnapa at gmail if one looks interesting to you. More will be listed in the coming days. Warmest wishes.
Beasley’s Christmas Party Booth Tarkington
Yes Santa, there is a Charlie Brown
The First Christmas