Title: The Wall
Author: Hersey, John
Publisher: The Franklin Library, Pennsylvania
Publication Date: 1982
Edition: SIGNED Limited Edition
Book Condition: F
Comments: SIGNED in blue ink by JOHN HERSEY on third free endpaper (bound in, not tipped in); tissue guard laid in. 1982 Franklin Library Limited Edition leather bound collector’s edition. Rich deep green hand-cut full leather boards with ornate gilt design. Hubbed spine. All edges gilt. Lovely green silk moire endpapers, matching bound-in ribbon. Textblock clean, tight, square, black and white illustrations by Luba Krugman Gurdus. No d-j issued.
Synopsis: Riveting & compelling, The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men & women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey’s novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an emblem of Nazi persecution & as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation & cruelty–a gripping, visceral story, impossible to put down.