Philadelphia: Self Published by Author, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 157 pp. Red cloth with gold lettering and lovely gold depiction of flora and wheat on front cover. Red marbled decorative endpapers. Inscription by author on front inner endpaper reads: "Presented with compliments to Rev. Sr. William H. Fieshriber by the author Joseph Parvin Dec. 12, 1926 Philadelphia, PA" Frontis piece with b/w facsimile photograph of author with tissue guard. Lovely copy filled with poetry, prose, essays and short stories. Some sunning and bumping to spine, minor scuffing to boards. Ex library copy that has no plate, just a blue stamp on title page. P. 75 has a small closed tear on its bottom right hand corner, otherwise book is in good condition. g. Item #18249
In the first section, the author describes the purpose of his work, which was to elevate Jewish literature written in English to a higher level of excellence and acceptance.