Thursday, July 13, 2017

Uncommon Dust Jackets on Yiddish Books

Dust jackets on Yiddish books are relatively uncommon. Below are a selection of titles that were issued with dust jackets and managed to remain with them. Part of the interest in book collecting is in being able to see cultural objects as they appeared in their original state and time. This is particularly difficult with Yiddish books. I have a few ideas about it, but no real proof to support any of them.

All are currently available at the Hollander Books website.

Brusilow, Nisn [Nathan Brusilow]. Di Shtile Erd: Roman fun a Fargangener Velt/ The Quiet Earth: A Tale of an Extinct World. New York, CYCO Bicher-Verlag, 1957. Octavo in an attractive Saul Raskin illustrated dust jacket with a few short tears, 367 pp.  Hardbound. Very Good. Text is in Yiddish. (22285)      $45.00

Feldman, Richard. Shvarts un vays/ Black and White: Stories of South Africa. New York, Tsiko Farlag, 1957. Octavo in dust jacket, 232 pp. Hardbound. Very Good. Text is in Yiddish. (83897)     $45.00

Guiser, M. D. Yulyus un Mari (1905)/ Julius un Mary (1905). Buenos Aires, The Author, 1950. Octavo in dust jacket with a couple of slight tears, 96 pp. Hardbound. Very Good. Text is in Yiddish. (83922)     $50.00

Haeckel, Ernst. Di velt-retenishn: populere shtudyes iber monistisher filozofye. Warsaw - New York, Yatshkovskis populer visnshaftlekhe bibliotek, 1929. Octavo in dust jacket, 353 pp., yellowed paper. Hardbound. Very Good. Text is translated into Yiddish by Elim Bronstein. Yatshkovskis populer visnshaftlekhe bibliotek No. 2. Copies of books in this series are relatively uncommon for a "popular library." It was perhaps a little too high brow. (83912)     $65.00

Heller, Binem, edited by. Dos lid iz Geblibn: Lider fun Yidishe Dikhter in Poyln Umgekumenen b'es der Hitlerisher Okupatsye. Antologye. Warsaw, Farlag Yidish=Bukh, 1951. Octavo, paper covers in a delicate dust jacket with edgewear and minor soiling, 271 pp. Yellowed paper. Hardbound. Good. Text is in Yiddish. (83917)     $50.00

Heller, Miriam. Oygn reyd: lider. New York, Farlag "Ramim", 1963. Octavo in dust jacket with wear at the corners and the head of the spine, frontispiece photo, 206 pp., index of first lines. Hardbound. Very Good-. Text is in Yiddish. (83918)     $45.00

Hirshhoyt [Hirszhaut], J.[ulian]. Fintstere Nekht in Paviak (Zikhroynes, Geshtaltn, Bilder). Buenos Aires, Tzentral-Farband fun dos Poilishe Yidntum in Argentine , 1948. Small octavo in dust jacket with slight edgewear, 239 pp. Hardbound. Very Good. Text is in Yiddish. Bikher-Serie dos Polilshe Yidntum Band 37. This entire series appeared with dust jacket, but they are still less common than one would expect. (16779)     $50.00

Rapoport, Shabsa. Zamlung/ Essays. Toronto, Canada, Pomer Poblishing un Printing Ko., 1955. Octavo in dust jacket, 226 pp. Hardbound. Very Good. Text is in Yiddish. (83921)     $50.00

Rolnik, Mashe [Rolnikayte, M.]. Ikh Muz Dersteyln. Warsaw - Moscow, Yidish Bukh, 1965. Octavo in dust jacket with minor chipping, frontispiece photo, 263 pp., b/w photos. Softbound. Very Good-. Text is in Yiddish. OCLC Number: 41217947. Farlag Yidish Bukh printed many books with dust jackets over paper covers. Some remain, but most of the books from the press still lack them. (83924)     $45.00


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