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1 Singer, Isaac Bashevis In My Father's Court
Philadelphia The Jewish Publication Society 1966 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Tan boards quarterbound in black cloth. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in gilt. Octavo. Black topstain. 307pps. Stated first printing. There is very mild rubbing to the tips and the board-edges, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a 1/2" closed tear at the top of the rear panel and a small crease in a corner of the front flap; the original price is intact. An excellent, collector's quality copy of this memoir. ".Like Isaac Bashevis Singer's fiction, this poignant memoir of his childhood in the household and rabbinical court of his father is full of spirits and demons, washerwomen and rabbis, beggars and rich men. This rememberance of Singer's pious father, his rational yet adoring mother, and the never-ending parade of humanity that marched through their home is a portrait of a magnificent writer's childhood self and of the world, now gone, that formed him." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 
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2 Singer, Isaac Bashevis The Magician of Lublin
London Secker & Warburg 1961 First Edition 
[1961]. Very Good in a Fair dustjacket. Green boards. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. 244pps. There is light wear to the boards, with the front and rear panels having a very slight splay. There is also faint browning to the endpapers and a previous owner's name is neatly penned on the front pastedown. Otherwise clean, tight, and bright. The textblock is immaculate with no apparent reading wear. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has dampstaining on the rear panel and considerable wear and tear along the edges; the original price (16s. net) is intact. A nice copy in a flawed jacket.

"...The magician of the title is Yasha Mazur, an atheistic circus performer who skates on the high wire, eats fire, reads minds, and performs hypnotic experiments. Lublin, a manufacturing town a hundred miles from Warsaw, boasts a sixteenth-century cathedral and a rabbinical school. But although it is Mazur's home, he never performs there, and regularly goes forth on his tours of other towns, leaving an adoring and lonesome wife whose orthodox religiosity he scorns and to whom Yasha's life and personality remain a troubling enigma.
On the surface 'The Magician of Lublin' is a wry and often frightening account of Yasha's attempts to deal with the attractions and claims of a variety of women outside of Lublin..."


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3 Singer, Isaac Bashevis The Spinoza of Market Street
Philadelphia Jewish Publication Society 1962 First Edition Cloth 
(1962). Very Good in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full green cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt and black. Black topstain. Octavo. 214pps. Stated First Noonday Press Printing, 1962. This copy was from the lending library of the Adath Zion Congregation: it has a library label affixed to the front pastedown, a pocket affixed to the rear pastedown and the top-edge has been stamped. The pages are uniformly tanned due to the acid content of the paper. The text is in excellent, clean condition and the binding is tight. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a closed tear at the top of both the front and rear panels, shallow chipping at the spine-ends, and modest touches of soiling; the original price is intact. (Being ex-library), a very nice reading copy of this early Singer.

"...'The Spinoza of Market Street,' his second collection of stories, exhibits once again Singer's mastery of the short form. That fantastic and witty play of devils and imps which makes his art unique in this century is once more exploited by him in such stories as 'A Tale of Two Liars,' and 'The Destruction of Kreshev.' In Singer the world of the supernatural is not an attenuated intellectual concept but every bit as alive as that everyday existence which it completes. And, consequently, when man and devil meet, they interact in strange and unpredictable ways. In addition, this volume contains several stories that represent a new development in Singer's work. The title story, for example, does not have the folk quality with which Singer's name has become associated. It employs rather that epic realism which the author first used in his vast chronicle novel 'The Family Moskat,' a style which until now has rarely been that of his shorter fiction."

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