This pictorial history of Jewish life in Germany in the 1930s before the Holocaust, shows the stories of individuals, their increasing poverty, sad ...Show synopsisThis pictorial history of Jewish life in Germany in the 1930s before the Holocaust, shows the stories of individuals, their increasing poverty, sad wisdom and enduring love in the years leading up to World War II.Hide synopsis
Description:Good. Good+ Stated 1st edition. Foxing from age. DJ is VG but...Good. Good+ Stated 1st edition. Foxing from age. DJ is VG but there is a bit of a wrinkle and foxing. Brown boards with what looks like the author signature impression on front cover.
Description:First edition of the re-issue of photographer's classic work....First edition of the re-issue of photographer's classic work. Signed by Elie Wiesel, who contributed the foreword. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Roman Vishniac's A Vanished World is an extraordinary record of the lives of German and Eastern European Jews in the years immediately preceding the Holocaust. Vishniac, a Russian Jew, began to take photographs of village life during World War I, when Russian Jews who lived near the front were accused of being German spies and were deported to Siberia. He later moved to Germany, where he witnessed the horrible events of Kristallnacht and the anti-Jewish legislation that allowed Hitler to declare his enemies stateless and therefore unworthy of international protection. As we study Vishniac's photographs--a surviving fraction of the more than 16, 000 he took--we are aware that we are seeing the faces of those soon to die, witnessing a world that has all but perished.
Description:Very Good. Vishniac inscribed "To Neal 12/86 Without whom this...Very Good. Vishniac inscribed "To Neal 12/86 Without whom this book would not have been possible. My thanks as well for permitting use of the photo on p. 63. Sincerely Roman Vishniac. Large format softcover with very light shelfwear. oversized and overweight. Signed. Please email for photos.
Description:Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0374282471. Foreword by Elie...Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0374282471. Foreword by Elie Wiesel. Signed "Roman Edith Vishniac" on front flyleaf. Edith was Vishniac's wife. Jacket lightly wrinkled and rubbed. 179 photo reproductions. This book represents but a fraction of the photographs of Jewish village life which Vishniac took on various trips to Ruthenia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and other parts of Eastern Europe in the 1930s. Vishniac sewed many of the negatives in the lining of his clothes when he came to the US in 1940, and others were safeguarded by his father while in hiding in France during World War II. Vishniac died in 1990. Ev; Square 4to 9"-11" tall; 179 pages; Signed by Author.
Description:Illustrated by Roman Vishniac. Near Fine in Very Good-dust...Illustrated by Roman Vishniac. Near Fine in Very Good-dust jacket. 0374282471. Signed by Roman and Edith Vishniac on the front endpaper. Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, author's facsimile signature incised on cover, chocolate brown endpapers. Profusely illustrated with 181 extraordinary photographs by Roman Vishniac. Head and heel of spine are lightly rubbed, edges of covers have light dust soiling, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. Dust jacket has a 4½" closed tear at the head of the spine, small chips at the spine ends, light creases to the bottom edge of the front cover and the top edge of the rear cover and flap. NEAR FINE/ VERY GOOD-. B&W Photographs. Oblong 4to 11"-13" tall. (xi), 179, (1) pp. Signed by Author.
Description:Fine in Fine jacket. Folio. Signed by Author. 179 pp., illus....Fine in Fine jacket. Folio. Signed by Author. 179 pp., illus. 180 b/w photographs. Foreword by Elie Wiesel. Boldly signed by Vishniac on half title-page: "We will never forget/ Roman & Edith Vishniac." Edith was Vishniac's wife who was with him at his side when this book was autographed. A superb copy and scarce thus.
Description:Vishniac, Roman. Near fine in near fine jacket. Foreword by...Vishniac, Roman. Near fine in near fine jacket. Foreword by Elie Wiesel. Illustrated with 180 remarkable photographs by the author, many full-page. 96 unnumbered leaves. Large square 4to, brown boards, d.w. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983. First edition. Slightly bumped at head of spine, otherwise a fine copy, warmly inscribed and dated by Vishniac in the year of publication: "To Howard Kissel-my good and new friend obviously better than many older ones."
This is one of the most moving books of any kind that I've ever seen, a priceless visual record of a world that no longer exists, thanks to the Nazis and their brutally efficient Holocaust. It's a world of extreme poverty--but lit from within by the extraordinary faith and devotion of the Jews who inhabited the shtetls of Eastern Europe in the years just before World War II. The photographer Roman Vishniac wandered through these hamlets taking many thousands of photographs (mostly against the inhabitants' wills), only two thousand of which was he able to smuggle out of Europe. Even without our knowledge of what fate awaited these holy innocents, there is a profound melancholy, an aching sorrow in their faces, which must haunt anyone fortunate enough to leaf through these pages. This is a precious--a holy book.
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