Frankfurt am Main; Woodstock VT; Centerport, NY: Berthold Wolpe; Print, 1948; 1947. First edition. Softcover. Near fine. Item #50067
Aus den Gebeten Israels is 4to, 38,(2)pp. Printed wraps with a simple Star of David in black on the upper cover; text printed in red and black. The upper cover is unevenly sunned else this is a near fine copy; warmly inscribed on the front free endpaper by Guggenheim as "Guggy and Eu", 1950. Rudolf Koch is an off print from PRINT, Vol. V, No. 1. Bound in printed wraps. Illustrated, and with a tipped-in frontispiece portrait of Koch. Laid into this are three autograph letters all dated in August, 1947, from either Centerport or Flushing, NY, two signed "Guggenheim" and the other simply "Guggy". Fine. The first book and the letters are in German; the other in English. Guggenheim was the chairman of the Offenbach Jewish Community from 1933-1939; in 1938 he was deported to a concentration camp, a victim of Kristallnacht. Later he was released and emigrated with his wife, Eugenie, to New York.