Quantity: 1 available
Book Condition: Good
Altaussee [Austria]: December 30, circa .. .. Good. - A 7-1/2 inch high by 5 inch wide half-title removed from a copy of Jakob Wassermann's novel "The Maurizius Case" is inscribed and signed by Wassermann above the title: "to Seymour Halpern / with good wishes / of / Jakob Wassermann / Altaussee, Dezb. 30". There is some very light soiling & foxing to the half-title & its left edge is chipped & glue-stained where it has been removed from the novel. Good.
Wassermann's novel "The Maurizius Case" concerned a miscarriage of justice and was published in London in 1930. The half-title is inscribed to future Congressman Seymour Halpern, then a young autograph collector.
Jakob Wassermann was a German Jewish author whose writings include poetry, essays, novels and short stories. "Der Fall Maurizius", published in Germany in 1928, was considered to be one of his most important works. After 1906 he lived in Austria, dividing his time between Vienna and Altaussee. His books were banned in Germany after 1933 owing to his Jewish ancestry.
The Queens, New York Republican Congressman Seymour Halpern (1913-1997) started his political career as a campaign aide to New York's powerful mayor Fiorella La Guardia and first served in New York's State Senate for 14 years before seeking a seat in the U.S. Congress. In Albany Halpern sponsored 279 bills that became law, including measures on schools, housing, civil rights, nutrition and mental health. A Liberal, he was something of an anomaly as the lone Republican representative from New York City, and generally garnered support from Labor Unions and endorsement from the Liberal Party. Yet he never even considered switching parties as he considered membership in the Republican Party a family tradition and commitment. While he found ample time for his private pursuits, including painting and collecting autographs, he took his legislative duties very seriously. Of these, he was proudest of his co-sponsorship of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and of the original 1965 Medicare legislation.
Title: HALF-TITLE OF THE MAURIZIUS CASE BY GERMAN JEWISH AUTHOR JAKOB WASSERMANN, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HIM.
Publisher: Altaussee [Austria]: December 30, circa .: .
Book Condition: Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 35003
Keywords: LITERATURE; GERMAN JEWISH AUTHOR; HALF-TITLE OF THE MAURIZIUS CASE BY GERMAN JEWISH AUTHOR JAKOB WASSERMANN, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY HIM; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; SEYMOUR HALPERN.