Wanderings: Chaim Potok's History of the Jews (1978)


 First Edition of Novelist Chaim Potok's Scholarly Yet Personal History of the Jews

Potok, Chaim. Wanderings. Chaim Potok's History of the Jews. New York: Knopf, 1978.

Thick quarto. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this engaging history of the Jewish people by Jewish novelist Chaim Potok, wonderfully illustrated, in the original dust jacket. "This history of the Jews is beautifully produced, with marvelous illustrations. The novelist’s hand is evident in the flow of the narrative and the often felicitous turns of phrase. Despite the fact that it is not the work of a historian, it is sophisticated and judicious in its use of professional sources" (Commentary). Book fine, dust jacket with only minor wear to extremities.