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BERKOWITZ, Henry J.
BERKOWITZ, Henry J.
BERKOWITZ, Henry J.
BERKOWITZ, Henry J.

BERKOWITZ, Henry J.

The Fire Eater

NY: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1941. First edition. 8vo. 394pp. Brown cloth; matching brown topstain; black spine titles & front panel motif; dust jacket. Light bumping at spine ends, very faint spotting to fore-edge of textblock and endpapers, else near fine. In an unpriced jacket shallowly chipped at all four corners, with several short closed tears and associated creases at base of front and rear panels and at the ends of the lightly rubbed spine panel.

Young adult novel following a Jewish boy as he matures from a street fighter in an anti-Semitic neighborhood of Philadelphia circa 1910 to a high school football star and ultimately a WWI war hero in France. Uncommon first edition, especially in such a well-preserved example of the photo-montage jacket. 

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