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The Wall [SIGNED]

Hersey, John; William Sharp (illust.)

Published by Limited Editions Club, New York, 1957
Condition: vg Hardcover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 4, 2000

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1/1500. 4to. x. 545pp. plus illustrations Half black cloth over brown cloth with green star of David illustration on front board and green and gold lettering to spine. Light green endpapers. Frontispiece drawing. The Wall tells the riveting and compelling story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey documents the Warsaw ghetto not just as an emblem of Nazi persecution, but also in universalistic terms as man's confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty. Beautifully illustrated with twelve aquatints by William Sharp; his autograph appears at rear endpaper. Minor scuffing to cover. Head and tail of spine bumped. Edges rubbed and bumped, affecting interior leaves. Overall in good to very good condition. John Richard Hersey was an American novelist and journalist. During World War II he covered the fighting in both Europe (Sicily) and Asia (Battle of Guadalcanal and the dropping of the atomic bomb), writing articles for Time, Life, and The New Yorker. His writings during this time In addition to The Wall, Hersey's World War II experience also led him to write A Bell for Adano about a small turn in Italy liberated by American forces. Bookseller Inventory # 29706

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Bibliographic Details

Title: The Wall [SIGNED]

Publisher: Limited Editions Club, New York

Publication Date: 1957

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: Limited ed

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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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