A Big Jewish Book: Poems & Other Visions of the Jews from Tribal Times to Present. Jerome- Rothenberg, Gary; Uehara Snyder, Masa.
A Big Jewish Book: Poems & Other Visions of the Jews from Tribal Times to Present
A Big Jewish Book: Poems & Other Visions of the Jews from Tribal Times to Present
A Big Jewish Book: Poems & Other Visions of the Jews from Tribal Times to Present

A Big Jewish Book: Poems & Other Visions of the Jews from Tribal Times to Present

ISBN: 0385026307
Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/ Doubleday, 1978. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. Inscribed & signed by Editor Jerome Rothenberg to Gary Snyder & his then-wife, Masa Uehara. A (very big indeed) comprehensive compilation of Jewish poetry & visionary writings from the Bible to the Beats, spanning the long, rich history of Judaism. Edited & with a "Pre-Face" & contributions by Jerome Rothenberg, the venerable poet & founding member of the ethno-poetics movement. Co-edited by Harris Lenowitz & Charles Doria. This first softcover edition, issued the same year as the hardcover (1978) is a very special copy: It is inscribed & signed very shortly after publication by Rothenberg to none other than Gary Snyder, the Beat-&-Beyond iconic poet, & his then-wife, Masa Uehara, on blank front endpaper as follows: "4/19/79/ For Gary & Masa-/ much friendship/ (signed) Jerry/ on California's/ shore." A landmark Rothenberg-related collectible with outstandingly significant association & provenance. In fairly good condition with moderate rubbing, scratching, browning & spotting to front, back covers & spine; thin, vertical areas of paper-loss along mostly blank right edge of front cover; thin vertical crease along length of spine; minor-to-moderate wear, bumping & chipping along all edges & corners; moderate spotting, soiling at all edges of text block. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners of a few page leaves; minor creasing, browning & spotting of inside front & back covers. Fair/ Good. [Item #3109]

Price: $100.00