Janusz Korczak. Mathew The Young King.

AUCTION 76 | Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Ceremonial & Graphic Art

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Lot 152

Janusz Korczak. Mathew The Young King.

<<FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.>> Translated from Polish by Edith and Sidney Sulkin. Illustrated by Irena Lorentowicz. pp. 256. Original boards, light wear, lacking dust-jacket. 8vo.

New York: Roy Publishers 1945

Est: $500 - $700
<<With tragic misinformation.>> With tipped in publisher’s note following the title-page erroneously stating: “As you will note in the preface, we had it from reliable sources that the author, Janusz Korczak, a celebrated physician, teacher, and head of a Warsaw orphanage in pre-war Poland, was killed by the Gestapo during one of their mass murders…However, we have just received word from the Overseas News Agency that the Underground rescued him at the last moment, spiriting him away from the train and that he is alive today in Lublin…We were informed of this after the book was ready for distribution, and are happy to share this news with you.” See Michał Borodo, Juliane House, Wojciech Wachowski (Eds.) Moving Texts, Migrating People and Minority Languages (2017) pp. 159-160, or online at: https://books.google.com/books? id=YxK1DgAAQBAJ&pg=PA160&lpg=PA160&dq=As+you+will+note+#v=onepage&q=As%20you%20will%20note&f=false.