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Dni powstania: kronika fotograficzna walczacej Warszawy

Gruzewski, Jan; Stanislaw Kopf

Published by PAX, Warszawa (Warsaw), 1957
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Folio. VII, [1], 319, [1]pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over grey cloth with black lettering on spine and front cover. Pictorial endpapers. Publisher's logo on title page. Remarkable photographic chronicle of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, a heroic and tragic 63-day struggle to liberate Warsaw from German occupation. The uprising was undertaken by the Home Army (Armia Krajowa, AK), the Polish resistance movement, at the time when Allied troops were breaking through the Normandy defenses and the Red Army was standing on the other side of the Vistula River. Although the exact number of casualties remains unknown, it is estimated that about 16,000 members of the Polish resistance were killed and about 6,000 badly wounded. In addition, between 150,000 and 200,000 Polish civilians died, mostly from mass executions. Jews being harbored by Poles were exposed by German house-to-house clearances and mass evictions of entire neighborhoods. German casualties totalled over 8,000 soldiers killed and missing, and 9,000 wounded. During the urban combat approximately 25% of Warsaw's buildings were destroyed. Following the surrender of Polish forces, German troops systematically leveled another 35% of the city block by block. Together with earlier damage suffered in the 1939 invasion of Poland and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in 1943, over 85% of the city was destroyed by January 1945, when the course of the events in the Eastern Front forced the Germans to abandon the city. This work is profusely illustrated with numerous photogravures of street fighting, ruins, documents, as well as 5 color reproductions of Polish resistance posters. Some rubbing, creasing, and sporadic tiny chipping along edges of dust-jacket. Upper front corner bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Free front endpaper and very first pages slightly foxed. Text in Polish. DJ in overall fair to good-, binding in good, interior in good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 34643

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Title: Dni powstania: kronika fotograficzna ...

Publisher: PAX, Warszawa (Warsaw)

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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