Golem (First Edition)

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Price: $250.00
Item Number: ORPB21
Signed by: David Wisniewski
Format: Hardcover
Edition: First Edition
Year: 1996

WISNIEWSKI, David. Golem. NY: Clarion Books, [1996]. 4to, [30]pp. Color pictorial boards. Dark grey endpapers; color illustrations on nearly every page. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (without medal affixed). Signed by the author, David Wisniewski.

First edition. 1997 Caldecott Medal winner. Retold from traditional sources and accompanied by David Wisniewski's unique, intricate cut-paper illustrations, Golem is a dramatic tale of supernatural forces invoked to save an oppressed people. It also offers a thought-provoking look at the consequences of unleashing power beyond human control. The afterword discusses the legend of the golem and its roots in Jewish history.                                       

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