CATALOG 151: JEWISH CHILDREN'S LITERATURE

A Selection from the 19th & 20th Centuries

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Nr. 1. Raban, Ze’ev. חד גידא. CHAD GADYA.
Jerusalem; B'Nei Bezalel, 1926.

 

 

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  1. Raban, Ze’ev. חד גידא. CHAD GADYA. Jerusalem; B'Nei Bezalel, 1926. Original Color Pictorial Wrappers. 12mo. 12 pages. 17 cm. In Hebrew. Chad Gadya ["One Kid"]. Ten hand-colored illustrated pages. Free-verse Hebrew rendition of the popular song sung at the conclusion of the Passover Seder service. Musical notes at end, followed by publisher's ad. Perhaps the finest of Raban's illustrated works. Raban was a major Jewish artist born in Poland. He studied in Munich and Brussels and was heavily influenced by the jugendstil (art nouveau) movement of that era. He moved to Israel in 1912 and joined Boris Schatz's Bezalel School. Subjects: Art. Bezalel. Jerusalem. Pesach. Childrens Literature. OCLC lists one copy (Univ Amsterdam). A copy with stains, as generally found, sold at auction in 2010 for 1800 USD. Light tear to edge, second to last page has two margin tears and a bumped outer edge. Otherwise Very good condition with very bright, sharp colors and no stains. An attractive copy (HOLO2-97-49) (ID #29530) $1200.00.
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  3. Silbermann, Dr. A. M. (Abraham Moritz). THE CHILDREN'S HAGGADAH. London: Shapiro, Vallentine, 1948. Original publisher's color-printed and illustrated paperboard binding with cloth spine. 4to, [3], 45, 45, [10] pages. Color illustrations. 31 cm. Published just after the war during Britain’s difficult post-war period when potatoes and bread were rationed; Opposite pages numbered in duplicate. Several ill. Have movable parts: p. 13 (Hebrew page) has a movable flap; p. 15 (English side) and p. 16 (Hebrew side) have turn wheels; and p. 23 (Hebrew side) and p. 26 (Hebrew side) have sliding panels. Includes songs for voices, chiefly unaccompanied. In English and Hebrew on opposite pages. “Illustrated by Erwin Singer; with a new translation in prose and verse by Mr. Isidore Wartski ... And Rev. Arthur Saul Super M. A.; and with a selection of Seder melodies. ” This delightful Haggadah retells the story of the Jewish Exodus told during Passover and has 4 color moveable plates: Moses floats down the river among the bulrushes, the ten plagues appear, the "afikomen" is hidden and found and the Red Sea parts for the crossing. Mechanicals and other color and b&w illustrations by Erwin Singer. The book has become a Passover classic, its colorful pages and moving parts reprinted numerous times, perhaps most famously in Nazi Germany in 1933 and 1937, the Passover story carrying additional meaning for the German-Jewish children who would be enjoying it during their time in Germany and, if they were lucky enough, in their own exodus from the land of their birth. Very Good Condition, with all moving parts in good working condition. (YIDCHI-5-56) $300.00
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  5. Tarant, Deborah; Bezalel Fridman. קינדער: פארן צװײטן לערניאר. KINDER; FARN TSVAYTN LERNYOR. New York; Farlag Arbet, 1930. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 174 [2] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. This collection of writings on Marx, Lenin, Stalin, capitalism, the soviet union, and Yiddishkeit, compiled by Tarant and Friedman (longtime Yiddish communists and educators), and published for the worker’s childrens’ school of the recently established International Workers Order, is one of the earliest Yiddish primers for the communist affiliated schools and was published the same year the International Workers Order was established. These schools had been expelled from the workmens circle for their leftism in 1925, and by the the year of printing, their were approximately 80 schools with 6,000 children: “The International Workers’ Order is coming to the convention with 80 children’s schools in which 6,000 children are given a working class revolutionary education. We are not taking the credit for building the school movement. The schools have existed before under the name of Non-Partisan Workers’ Childrens’ Schools, but it would not be entirely true if we would say that we did not help build the schools. The active leaders in the schools are also active in the Order. If the International Workers’ Order has not build the schools, it has strengthened them all over the country and has given them new perspective, new power, and new contacts. Thanks to the International Workers’ Order, we have been able to fulfill, after the convention of the schools, an important task by carrying through the school tax, which enabled us to publish some readers used for the New Project Method of education and which strengthened the ideology of the schools. The schools have become an important part of the International Workers’ Order. Through the amalgamation we do not intend to shrivel the school movement, but rather to enlarge it as an important mass organization. The International Workers’ Order should become the base for the widening of the school movement. ” [“The 1st Convention of the International Workers Order” by R. Saltzman; Published in The Daily Worker [New York], v. 8, no. 130 (May 30, 1931), pg. 3.] Farlag Matones was founded by “the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system... [and] as a publisher of children’s books but became a leading publisher of Yiddish literature and of well-known authors such as Menahem Boraisha, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hillel Zeitlin, Aaron Zeitlin” (Guide to the Yivo Archives, 2012). Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish. OCLC lists 3 copies (HUC, Harvard, Bibliotheek Amsterdam). Cloth lightly worn, outer edges lightly soiled, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. Rare and important (YIDCHI-6-10) (ID #29774) $225.00.
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  7. Le’ah bat Tovim. פון א מאמען צו מא מעס : א פאר פשוטע כללים FUN A MAMEN TSU MAMES: A POR POSHETE KLOLIM. Varshe (Warsaw); Lewin-Epstein, 1922. Paper Wrappers. 12mo. 19, [1] pages. 19 cm. In Yiddish. Numbered 0525 (of how many?), finely printed on letterpress in red and black ink; coptic (braided thread) binding with illustrated cover. Translates roughly as “From One Mother to All the Mothers.” Early Secular Yiddish tract on how to be a good mother. Subjects: Child rearing. Parenting. Child psychology. OCLC lists only two copies (Lib Congress, HUC). Light soiling to covers, with outer edges lightly bumped and chipped. Internally clean and fresh. Very good condition. Scarce and interesting. (HOLO2-97-47). $400.00
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  9. Weinper, Zishe. ןהא גילדענער. GILDENER HON. New York: Shvalbn, 1927. Cloth, small 8vo, 125 pages, in Yiddish. First edition. “Zishe Weinper (pseudonym of Zise Weinperlech; 1893–1957), was a Yiddish poet, short story writer, editor, and essayist. Weinper was born into a Hasidic family in Turisk (Ukraine). His father was a cantor and a member of the Trisker rebbe's inner circle. As a youth, Weinper wandered throughout the Ukraine and Poland and in 1910 moved to Warsaw, where he began his literary career. In 1913 he emigrated to the U. S., where he became associated with the Yiddish literary group Di Yunge. He continued his literary activities while also working as a house painter and elementary school teacher. In 1917, he edited the literary journal Der Onh eyb, which included his own works as well as those of his contemporaries such as B. J. Bialostotsky, Aaron Nissenson, and Naphtali Gross. In 1918, Weinper joined the British Jewish Legion and served in the Middle East. After returning to New York, he resumed publishing his poems, short stories, and essays in Yiddish publications such as Morgn-Zhurnal, Fraye Arbeter Shtime, and Tsukunft. The Depression of the early 1930s and the rise of Hitler in 1933 led him to join the radical left, and he became the poet and moving spirit of the Yidisher Kultur Farband, the leftist Yiddish cultural federation. His lyric volumes Poemen Vegn di Neviim (‘Poems about the Prophets, ’ 1951) and Leyd un Freyd (‘Sorrow and Happiness, ’ 1954) gave expression to his later, less optimistic moods” (Jewish Virtual Library, 2012). SUBJECT(S): Children’s poertry --- Yiddish. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Clear dustjacket, cover bumped, inner pages clean, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-8XX) (ID #29694) $275.00.
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  11. Reisen, Abraham, 1876-1953. 50 לידער: א מתנה די קינדער פון די אידישע שולן. 50 LIDER: A MATONE DI KINDER FUN DI IDISHE SHULN: AROYSGEGEBN LEKOVED [DEM MEHABERS] FUFTSIK YORIKN YUBILEY. New York: Matones Ba Der Sholem Aleykhem Folk Institut, 1926. Original illustrated boards, 4to, [46] pages. First edition. Brightly colored illustrations on every page. In Yiddish. 50 Poems: A Gift to the Children of the Yidish Schools, published in honor of the Author’s fiftieth birthday. Modernist Cover & illustrations. SUBJECT(S): Children's poetry, Yiddish. Children's songs, Yiddish -- Texts. Fuftsik lider. Avrom Reyzn; 1876–1953, was a “Yiddish poet, short-story writer, playwright, and editor. Born in Koidanovo, Russia (now Dzyarzhynsk, Belarus), Reisen was the son of the Hebrew and Yiddish poet Kalman Reisen (1848–1921) and the brother of the poet, short-story writer, and translator Sarah (Sore) Reisen (1884–1974) and the celebrated philologist Zalman Rejzen (1887–1941). While he was still a teenager, his talent was recognized by Shalom Aleichem and I. L. Peretz, who arranged for the publication of his earliest poems. After some years in Minsk, Warsaw, Cracow, and Berlin, he settled permanently in New York in 1914. Influenced by Heinrich Heine, whom he translated into Yiddish, he was one of the first Yiddish poets to make use of folksong material. His poetry, though mostly written in conventional quatrains, is suffused by a refined sensibility that adumbrates the writing of Di Yunge. In contrast to the verse of the "sweatshop" generation, such as Morris Vinchevsky or Morris Rosenfeld, his work is characterized by a certain understated Romanticism and melancholy irony. Reisen shared the preoccupation with poverty and social problems manifested by his predecessors, but he entirely eschews their propagandistic rhetoric. Nonetheless, while most of his poetry is softly lyrical, a proportion has sufficiently social-critical implications to have been sung at clandestine workers' meetings in the forests. Many of his poems were set to music and became a standard part of Yiddish folk culture (Denman, EJ, 2011). Light edgewear to covers, all original spine and binding. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-5-3) (ID #29678) $300.00.
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  13. Reisen, Abraham; Illustrations From Belkin, Arnold. פאבריק די:בוים דער. DER BOYM; DI FABRIK. Meksike: Aroysgegebn Fun Muter-Farband Bay Der Nayer Yidisher Shul Y. L. Perets, 1926. Paper-wrappers, 8vo, 40 pages, illustrated. Mexican imprint, in Yiddish. Arnold Belkin has been referred to as "the Canadian son of Mexican muralism". Belkin was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1930 and raised in Vancouver. He began drawing and painting at an early age and completed his initial studies at the Vancouver School of Art. Arnold's father was a left-wing Russian Jew who had quite a prominent name in the Vancouver Jewish community, and his English mother was responsible for instilling a very strong sense of culture in her son. After finishing high school, Belkin moved to Mexico to further his study of painting. He was attracted to the political public art of the Great Mexican Muralists - Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. His murals made brought him fame and recognistion. SUBJECT(S): children’s stories, fiction. OCLC lists 4 copies (YIVO, YALE, National Yiddish Book Center, National Library of Israel) worldwide. Covers yellowed on the edges, inner pages clean, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-2) (ID #29689) $225.00.

     

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  15. (Reisen, Abraham) Fisher, Krysia; Web, Marek. THE REISENS OF KOYDANOVO. New York: YIVO Institute For Jewish Research, 2006. Paper-wrappers, 4to, 33 pages, many colorful prints. Celebrates the lives of Kalman Reisen and his five children: Rebecca, Abraham, Sarah, Hirsh and Zalman; in particular, it tells the story of the brothers Abraham and Zalman, whose names are among the most prominent in the history of the modern Yiddish culture, and in the history of the YIVO Institute as well. It is also a story of an East European Jewish family which, typically, was fated to live through wars, revolutionary upheavals, emigration, and the horrors of the Holocaust. (from the introduction). SUBJECT(S): Biography. No copies on OCLC. (YIDCHI-5-1) (ID #29688) $100.00.
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  17. Carrol, Lewis; translated From L. Siman; Illustrations by Arthur Rackhman. הנפלאות בארץ עליסה. ALISAH BA-ERETS HA-NIFLA'OT [ALICE IN WONDERLAND]. Tel-Aviv, Omanuth, 1923. Hardbound, 8vo, 159 pages, illustrated, in Hebrew. First Edition. Translation of Alice in Wonderland by Siman, divided into 2 parts, with many illustrations by London-born artist Arthur Rackman. Includes 13 color plates and many drawings. SUBJECT(S): children --- fiction --- Hebrew. OCLC lists no copies worldwide of this edition. Corners bumped and rubbed. Rare and important (YIDCHI-5-47) (ID #29821) $300.00.
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  19. Davidson, Michel [Davidsohn, Jacob Michel; Davidsohn, Michl; Davidzon, Mikhl]. IN VELDL. KINDER-DRAME IN TSVAY AKTN. Naye gezelshaft, Chicago, Illinois 1926 - Includes illustrations and Pictorial boards. In Yiddish. An original fairy tale in the form of a two act Yiddish play for children about thieves, witches and gnomes. Illustrated in an Art Nouveau style by Geller, a Ukranian-born wood engraver and painter who emigrated to the United States. Includes errata slip and Todros Geller bookmark advertising his gallery in Chicago from the period. Bit of edgewear, otherwise Very Good. (YIDCHI-5-55) $200.00
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  21. Suhl, Yuri; William Gropper. דער אלטער פון לאמפאדוני: און אנדערע מעשיות. DER ALTER FUN LOMPADUNI: UN ANDERE MAYSES. Wroclaw [Poland]; Farlag Niderslezje, 1948. Original Wrappers. 8vo. 55 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Cover consists of dark green thick wraps. Title page verso: The Old Man of Lompaduni and other Stories. This beautifully illustrated book of childrens stories is printed in seven colors of ink. The author of these seven stories in Yiddish was Yuri Suhl, who emigrated from Poland to the United States in the 1920’s, and became well known as a Yiddish poet and childrens writer. His other works included the popular "They Fought Back: The Story of Jewish Resistance in Nazi Europe. " That work was praised as a landmark contribution to Holocaust literature and Suhl spent more than five years documenting it before it was published in 1967. His other works included "Eloquent Crusader: Ernestine Rose, " a biography of the Polish-born feminist, and two autobiographical novels: "One Foot in America" and "Cowboy on a Wooden Horse. " He was also a trustee of the fund set up for the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The illustrator, William Gropper (1897–1977), a cartoonist, painter, lithographer, and muralist; he grew up in the lower east side, and an aunt of his died in the triangle shirtwaist factory fire. He was a dedicated left wing political cartoonist for both English and Yiddish papers. During the second half of the 1930s, Gropper dedicated his art to the efforts to raise popular opposition to fascism in Europe. Following World War II, Gropper traveled to Poland to attend the inaugural convention of the World Congress of Intellectuals for Peace of 1948 in Wroclaw. This Yiddish childrens book was printed there, both for an audience of international anti-fascist partisans and survivors gathering to found the World Peace Council, as well as for those survivors living in Wroclaw, one of the largest post-war Jewish communities in Poland for a few years. OCLC lists 12 copies. Subjects: Children's stories, Yiddish. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945). Light wear to edges, small pen writing on cover. Very good condition. Rare and important. (HOLO2-97-42Axx) (ID #29523) $500.00.
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  23. Kazdan, Hayyim Solomon, 1883-1979. די געשיכטע פון יידישן שולוועזן אין אומאָפהענגיקן פוילין. DI GESHIKHTE FUN YIDISHN SHULVEZN IN UMOPHENGIKN POYLN. Meksike: Gezelshaft Kultur Un Hilf, 1947. Hardcover, large 8vo, 571 pages. In: Yiddish. The history of Jewish education in Occupied Poland”. SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Jews -- Education -- Poland. Onderwijs. Joden. Named Corp: Zydowska Centralna Organizacja Szkolna. Kazdan, Hayyim Solomon (Shlomo; 1883–1979), was a “Yiddish educator, editor, and essayist. A teacher in Yiddish schools in Eastern Europe, Kazdan began his career in 1902 as a teacher in the Girls' Professional School in his native Kherson (Ukraine). As contributor to pedagogical journals, textbook writer, supervisor of schools and classroom teacher, he advanced the teaching of Yiddish language and literature. Kazdan was active in Jewish Socialist circles in Kherson, Kiev, and Warsaw. In the 1930s, he was the director of C. Y. S. O. (Central Yiddish School Organization) in Warsaw. He was a key figure among those educators who believed that Yiddish was not only an educational means but also an end in itself. Fleeing the Nazis, Kazdan arrived in the U. S. In 1941, where for more than a decade he was instructor at the Workmen's Circle high school ("mitlshul"), and from 1955 professor of Yiddish language and literature at the Jewish Teachers Seminary. The author of many books and monographs, his major works are: In di Teg fun Revolutsye ("In the Days of the Revolution, " 1928); In Eyner a Shtot ("Once in a City, " 1928); Di Geshikhte fun Yidishn Shulvezn in Umophengikn Poyln ("The History of the Jewish School System in Independent Poland, " 1947); and Fun Kheyder un Shkoles biz Tsisho ("From Kheyder and Shkoles to Tsisho, " 1956) ” (Pilch, EJ, 2012). Light wear to spine. Solid, tight binding. Small stamp on endpaper. Pages lightly tanned. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-2-7)xx (ID #29747) $75.00.
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  25. Kazdan, Hayyim Solomon, 1883-1979. פון חדר און ״שקאָלעס״ ביז צישאָ: דאָס רוסלענדישע יידנטום אין געראנגל פאר שול, שפראך, קולטור. FUN HEYDER UN "SHKOLES" BIZ TSISHO: DOS RUSLENDISHE YIDNTUM IN GERANGEL FAR SHUL, SHPRAKH, KULTUR. Meksike: Shelomoh Mendelson Fond, 1956. Cloth, large 8vo, 455 pages. In Yiddish. Of school and "shell" to TSISHO: Russian Jewry in Search of school, language, culture”. Comprehensive history of Jewish education in Russia and Poland. Illustrated with portraits and facsimiles. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Education -- Russia. Other Titles: Ensayos historico-culturales judios. TSISHO (or CYSHO) refers to the Central Yiddish School Organization. “At a conference in 1921 attended by 376 delegates, the Central Yiddish School Organization (CYShO) was formed, which included as its affiliates Yiddish schools of all trends. In 1921 there were, in 44 Polish cities, 69 Yiddish elementary schools and 35 kindergartens, having altogether 381 classes with 13, 457 children. The Polish government took a hostile position to these new secular Yiddish schools, but nevertheless freed their pupils from the obligation of attending other schools to meet the requirements of compulsory education. Various absurd police accusations were leveled against the schools. Schools were closed and teachers arrested or removed. Nevertheless the network of these CYShO schools grew. In 1925 their numbers reached 91 elementary schools with 455 classes and 16, 364 pupils; 3 secondary schools with 780 pupils. In 1929 there were 114 elementary schools with 17, 380 pupils, 46 kindergartens, 52 evening schools, 3 secondary schools, and 1 teachers' training seminary, a grand total of 216 institutions with 24, 000 pupils. The Polish government became ever more reactionary and antisemitic, which resulted in a quantitative decline in the schools, but their quality kept improving. The character of the CYShO school became crystallized; its educational approach included also the social and national upbringing of the child, attachment to his people, and an attitude of social responsibility. The methodology of instruction was in consonance with these objectives. The pride of the CYShO school movement was the children's sanatorium named after V. Medem. This was a great creative institution with many pedagogic achievements. On the eve of World War II it had 250 children, and the institution was open the entire year. The children and teachers were all killed by the Nazis” (Kazdan, EJ, 2012). Front hinge starting. With ribbon bookmark. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-2-6)xx (ID #29755) $75.00.
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  27. Golomb, A. 1888-1982. (Abraham). א האלבער יארהונדערט יידישע דערציונג. A HALBER YORHUNDERT YIDISHE DERTSIUNG. Rio De Zshanayro, "monte Skopus", 1957. Cloth, large 8vo, 225 pages. Illustrated. In Yiddish. Includes fold out with illustrations and photographs. Published in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. “Fifty Years of Jewish Education”. Golomb’s memoirs of growing up as a student and then a teacher in Russia, Poland, Israel, Canada and the U. S. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- Education. Teachers -- Correspondence. Added title page: Meio seculo de educacao Judaica. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Light wear and slight warping to covers. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-1-16) (ID #28979) $100.00.
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  29. Volovitsh, Hersh. לידער קינדער צען. TZEN KINDER LEIDER. New York: Shul Un Heym: Metro Music Co, 1929. Cloth, tall 8vo, 50 pages, musical notes, in Yiddish. First edition. The words with the musical notation are in transliteration. 10 songs for children. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- United States – Music -- Children's songs -- Yiddish. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Some shelf-wear and tanning, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-9) (ID #29695) $165.00.
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  31. Wajner, Leon [Vayner, Leon],; 1898-1979. Kaminski, Y; 1884-1958; (Yehoshu’a).מוזיקאלישער אלף־בית: קינדער לידער. MUZIKALISHER ALEF-BEYS: KINDER LIDER. Buenos-Ayres: Kieltser Landsleyt-Fareyn Un Umgegnt In Argentine, 1950. Boards, Oblong tall 8vo, [46] pages. In Yiddish. Color illustration on cover. Text and pictures in black, white and red. Illustrated children’s songs with musical notation. Each song corresponds with a letter of the Alef-Beys, with charming illustrations accompanying them. Includes transliteration of lyrics. Responsibility: Leon Vayner; tekst, Y. Kaminski. Added title in Spanish: El Alfabeto Musical: Canciones Infantiles. OCLC lists only 5 copies worldwide (Princeton, YIVO, National Yiddish Book Center, Bar Ilan, Nat. Library of Israel). Wear and some staining to cover. Tape residue on spine. Pages tanned. Children’s handwriting in ink on title page. Some light pencil markings inside. Good condition. (YIDCHI-2-1) (ID #29744) $100.00.
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  33. Goichberg, Y.; Gelbart, Mikhl; Knoring, Shirley (Illustrations). די גילדענע פאווע. DI GILDENE PAVE: LIDER UN FERZN. New York: Joseph Chromow Foundation, 1949. Cloth with gold embossed illustration of a peacock on cover, 8vo, 128 pages. In Yiddish. “The Golden Peacock: Poems and Verse”. Published “under the auspices of the Jewish Teacher’s Committee for Pedagogical Research and Publications”. Illustrated poems and songs for children. Illustrations by Shirely Knoring, musical notation by Michael Gelbart. Illustrations printed in black, white and red. No copies listed on OCLC. Very good + condition. Nice, clean copy with solid binding. (YIDCHI-4-12) (ID #29000) $100.00.

     

     

     

     

    BY WOODIE GUTHRIE’S MOTHER-IN-LAW

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  35. (Woody Guthrie) Greenblatt, Aliza, 1888-1975. איך זינג. Ikh Zing. Nyu York: Farlag Aliza, 1947. Cloth, 8vo, 80 pages. In Yiddish. “I Sing”. Greenblatt was an activist and poet whose poems were set to music. She is also the Mother-in-law of Woody Guthrie. SUBJECT(S): Songs, Yiddish. Illustrated. Other Titles: Ich zing. Includes musical notation and lyrics. “Born in Bessarabia, Greenblatt moved with her family to Philadelphia in 1900. Seven years later she and her new husband- also a Bessarabian immigrant - moved to Atlantic City where she organized the Atlantic City branch of the farband, a Yiddish socialist charity. After the Balfour Declaration, she established a branch of the Zionist Organization of America. Though she and her husband never successfully settled in Palestine, she dedicated much of her energy to raising funds for the Zionist Movement and was national president of Pioneer Women. Always close to the Yiddish community in the U. S., later in her life Greenblatt wrote beautiful Yiddish poetry; some poems were eventually put to music. She and her husband had five children, including Marjorie, who later married Woody Guthrie and would become known for her activism for genetic diseases” (Jewish Women’s Archive). OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. Very good condition in very good jacket. Printed on high quality, heavy paper. (YIDCHI-4-10) (ID #28998) $60.00.
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  37. Wahrhaft, Mordechai. BLUE BOX THE BOLD AND OTHER STORIES. jerusalem; Overseas Youth Department - Jewish National Fund, [1947] Original wrappers. 8vo. 24 pages. 24 cm. Important DP-era edition from the buildup to Israel’s founding, which came a year later in 1948. Includes three children’s stories about Eretz Israel: “Blue Box the Bold” as told by Mordechai Wahrhaft and translated by Lawrence Weston (first published in 1930); “Commander-in-chief of the cry-babies” told by Z. W.; “A conversation at night” by Leah Goldberg. Lithograph print in blue and orange, profusely illustrated Throughout. Blue Box is a rhymed story about the travels of Blue Box the Bold (figure of a Blue Box) in Palestine: “Blue-Box the Bold, an illustrated children’s book published in Jerusalem during the early 1930s, took things a bit further, linking the eponymous charity box to a string of wild and wooly adventures in the land of Israel. Transforming itself into an armored car whose wheels were fashioned out of pennies, the protean and plucky object subsequently became a tractor to “start a Yishuv out of nought, ” and then a “beacon bright” to guard the settlement from menacing jackals. Eventually, Blue-Box the Bold was joined by a “caravan” of boxes just like itself and working together, they successfully build a new home in Eretz Israel. The book ends on a rousing note: ‘Hullo! Hullo! Everywhere! / Hullo the children! Are you there? / Blue-Box Kibutz calling you! / Here are we, all thanks to you! / See our thriving settlement! / Raised by pennies you sent. / Carry on your noble task! / Help to build! ‘Tis all we ask! ’ When seen from this perspective, the giving of tsedakah was not just a time-honored gesture of support and a valued expression of the commonweal. It was the stuff of heroism. ” (“When Pushke Came To Shove, Wonders of America”; By Jenna Weissman Joselit; Published in the “Forward” October 30, 2008) Subjects: Jewish Nationalism -- Juvenile literature. Jewish National Fund. OCLC lists one copy of our edition (Natl Libr Israel) and in six other libraries total for all earlier editions. Very light shelf-wear, near fine condition. (HOLO2-95-17XX) (ID# 29360) $150.00
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  39. Friedlander, M. TEXT-BOOK OF THE JEWISH RELIGION. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1924. Hardcover, x, 98 pages, 12mo, 19 cm.12th edition. SUBJECT (S): Judaism -- Outlines, syllabi, etc. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Ex-library. Hinge repair. Notes on first page. Wear to edges and binding of cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (Holo2-20-8) (ID #23564) $30.00.
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  41. Barricini. ”BARRI”S HOLIDAY CHANUKAH PARTY. 1952. Booklet, stapled, 12mo, ill., 8 pages, in English, Holiday pamphlet for Chanukah for children from Barricini Inc., that produced kosher candy since 1927. Trademark by Bazzini holdings, LLC in Bronx, NY. Includes stories, puzzles and games. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children --- games. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-5-53) $50.00
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  43. Chanover, Hyman, Alice Chanover and Maurice Sendak. HAPPY HANUKAH EVERYBODY. United Synagogue Commission On Jewish Education, 1969. Hardcover, 4to, 26 pages, illustrated, some color, 23 cm. SUBJECT (S): Hanukkah. Juvenile literature -- 1954. Other Titles: Happy Hanukkah everybody. Children’s book. Ex-library. Some wear to cover binding. Bumped cover corners and edges. Otherwise, very good condition. (Art-6-12) (ID #25652) $200.00.
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  45. Katzenberg, Julius. BLOSSOM AND FRUIT: CHOICE COLLECTION OF HEBREW TEXTS FOR JEWISH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INSTRUCTION. TSITS U-FERI [ZIZ WE-PERI]. New York: Printed At Industrial School, Hebrew Orphan Asylum [J. Katzenberg], 1882. Wrappers, bound in period cloth. 8vo, 48 pages. 22 cm. Singerman 3078. Deinard 695. Goldman 287. In Hebrew and English. SUBJECT (S): Hebrew language -- Readers. “compiled and published by Julius Katzenberg. OCLC lists 8 copies worldwide (Columbia, Nat Lib of Israel, JTSA, NYPL, Yale, Chicago, Brandeis, HUC), none west of Cincinatti. Heavy wear to boards, spine repair, wear & stains to paper, with loss of 5 words on last page. Library stamp on title page. Good- Condition. (MX-33-42) (ID #26264) $135.00.
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  47. Young Judaea, Inc. THE YOUNG JUDAEAN. VOL.39, NO.1-7/8, OCTOBER 1950 – APRIL/MAY 1951. BOUND TOGETHER. New York, N. Y.: Young Judaean, Inc., 1950-51. Cloth, 8vo, 24 pages per issue, in English. First Edition. Issued monthly from October to June. Includes a monthly review of Jewish events. "A magazine for Jewish youth. " Young Judaea (founded in 1909) is a Zionist movement that runs programs throughout the United States for Jewish youth in grades 2-12. SUBJECT(S): Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 10 other copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-48) (ID #29822) $35.00.
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  49. Young Judaea, Inc. THE YOUNG JUDAEAN. (VOL.42, NO.1-8, OCTOBER 1953 – MAY 1954 BOUND TOGETHER). New York, N. Y.: Young Judaean, Inc., 1953-54. Cloth, 8vo, 24 pages per issue, in English. Issued monthly from October to June. Includes a monthly review of Jewish events. "A magazine for Jewish youth. " Young Judaea (founded in 1909) is a Zionist movement that runs programs throughout the United States for Jewish youth in grades 2-12. SUBJECT(S): Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-46) (ID #29734) $35.00.
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  51. Yocheved Herschlag, National Young Judaea. THE JUDAEAN LEAVES (VOL. 1-2, NO.2) AND LEADER’S GUIDE (BOUND TOGETHER). New York, 1955. Cloth, 12mo, illustrated, in English, Serial Publication. First Edition. Judaean Leaves include the issues January (28 pages), February (30 pages), March (21 pages), April (12 pages), May (27 pages), Summer (19 pages), November (20 pages), December (29 pages), Leader’s Guide (40 pages) bound in between Summer and November issues. Yocheved (Judith) Herschlag (Muffs), was born in 1926 in Queens, NY. She joined Ha-Shomer ha-Dati, a religious kibbutz-oriented Zionist youth group, and went to their training farm in upstate NY in 1946. In 1947, when she was nineteen, she immigrated illegally to British-controlled Palestine with the famed Exodus ship. She settled with her garin [aliyah group] at a kibbutz. The kibbutz fought off several Arab attacks during the Israeli War of Independence in 1947–1949. Judith Herschlag served as a messenger during times of alert, learning to throw grenades and to shoot. Shortly after her return to the United States in late 1949, she started to work for Young Judaea, an educational movement for Zionist youth. She first served as a group leader and then, beginning in 1954, as national program director. Eventually, she wrote five volumes of “Judaean Leaves, ” a program guide for group leaders. While she worked at Young Judaea, she returned to university studies. In 1970, she married Rabbi Yochanan Muffs, Distinguished Service Professor of Bible studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Throughout her entire professional career, Muffs has striven to promote love of Judaism among Jewish young people, and understanding of Judaism among those of other faiths., SUBJECT(S): Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 7 other copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-49) (ID #29823) $50.00.
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  53. National Young Judaea. THE JUDAEAN LEAVES (VOLS. 8- 11). New York, 1961-1964. Cloth, 12mo, illustrated, 30-40 pages per issue, in English, Serial Publication. First Edition. Include the issues Vol.8, 1-5, Vol. 9, 1-2, Vol.10, 1 and Vol. 11, 1 Founded in 1909, Young Judaea is the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States. It seeks to build Jewish identity and Zionist commitment in American Jewish youth and young adults (from their own website youngjudaea.org) SUBJECT(S): Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 7 other copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-50) (ID #29824) $100.00.
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  55. National Young Judaea. American Zionist Youth Commission. THE JUDAEAN LEAVES (VOL. 15), LITERARY MAGAZINE MA’AYAN AND LEADER’S GUIDE (BOUND TOGETHER). New York, 1969/70. Cloth, 12mo, illustrated, 30-70 pages per issue, in English, Serial Publication. First Edition. Judaean Leaves include the issues Vol.15, 1-5. Includes also two issues of The Literary Magazine Ma’ayan (one smaller, 8vo) and Leader’s Guide. Founded in 1909, Young Judaea is the oldest Zionist youth movement in the United States. It seeks to build Jewish identity and Zionist commitment in American Jewish youth and young adults (from their own website youngjudaea.org) SUBJECT(S): Jews --- youth --- Zionism. OCLC lists 7 other copies worldwide. Shelf wear to covers, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-51) (ID #29825) $50.00.
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  57. Ballas, Shimon; Illustrations Ora Eitan. THE SHOES OF TANBOURY. New York, Sabra Books, 1970. Cloth with dustjacket, 4to, 40 pages, in English, illustrated, with illustrated cover. Tanboury finally saves enough money to buy new shoes but no matter what he does he can't get rid of his old ones. Shimon Ballas was born in Baghdad. For a number of years he contributed to the Egyptian and Iraqi press. At the age of twenty-one, he and his family immigrated to Israel. At first Mr. Ballas continued to write in Arabic but after a number of years he mastered Hebrew. Today he is know for his stories, articles and books written in Hebrew. Ora Eitan, one of Israel’s most promising artists, has won several important awards for illustration and design. She was born in Tel Aviv in 1940 and after finishing High School, graduated from Bezalel School of Art. (information from the dustjacket) SUBJECT(S): Children --- folklore --- Iraq. Some wear and tanning, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-44) (ID #29732) $30.00.
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  59. Citron, Samuel J. A PERETZ TRIO: THREE PLAYS. New York: Friends Of The Jewish Theatre For Children, 1964. Cloth, 8vo, 101 pages. Illustrated with photographs of actors staging the performance. With musical score for incidental music. Contents: Tale of the moon. --The wind on trial. --The magician. SUBJECT (S): Jews -- Folklore -- Juvenile drama. Incidental music -- Vocal scores with piano -- Juvenile. Based on stories by I.L. Peretz; incidental music by Robert Starer. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Spine lightly tanned. Very good condition. (HEB-44-2) (ID #28961) $30.00.
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  61. Philippson, Ludwig. DER RAT DES HEILS: EINE MITGABE FÜR DAS GANZE LEBEN AN DEN ISRAELITISCHEN KONFIRMANDEN (BAR MITSWAH) UND DIE...KONFIRMANDIN... Leipzig, Gustav Engel, 1912. 3rd Edition. Cloth, Offenbach Depot stamp ontitle page, otherwise Very Good Condition; 8vo; XII, 292 pages; At top of title page: "Atsat shalom. " Embossed art noveau dover design, all edges gilt, & gilt-designed endpapers. A beautiful book. (GER-37-96) (ID #8016) $30.00.
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  63. Central-Verein-Zeitung KINDERBLATT (NR.2, 14. MAERZ, 1935). Berlin, the Verein, 1935. Large pamphlet, 4to, ill., 4 pages. Nazi-era imprint. Supplement from the Central-Verein-Zeitung. The lead story is, “How Purim came to Adar Sheni,” by Frieda Mahler, a story for young children explaining the months and leap year month in the Jewish calendar. A discussion between the months and why Purim sometimes comes in Adar Sheni. The Centralverein deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens (Central Association of German Citizens of Jewish Faith, Central Verein, CV) was founded by German Jewish intellectuals on 26 March 1893 in Berlin, with the intention of opposing the rise of Anti-Semitism in the German Empire. (wikipedia 2012). Starting in 1933, the Year Hitler took power, it published the Kinderblatt, a supplement for children approximately every month. This one is about Purim. SUBJECT(S): German --- children --- holidays. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Slight water-damage on upper edge, some chipping and tanning, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-54) $50.00
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  65. (jt-b) Friedländer, David. LESEBUCH FÜR JUDISCHE KINDER: ZUM BESTEN DER JÜDISCHEN FREYSCHULE. Berlin: IN Commission Bey C. F. Voss., 1927. Cloth., 12mo. 46 pages. Reprint from 1779 original. In German. SUBJECT (S): Jewish religious education – textbooks for children. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Beautifully rebound in black cloth with gilt. Very good condition. (GER-21-3) (ID #18993) $100.00.
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  67. Johlson, Joseph, 1777-1851. יסודי הלשון. YESODI HA-LASHON = HEBRAISCHE SPRACHLEHRE FUR SCHULEN: ALS ZWEIT ABTHEILUNG DER NEUEN AUFLAGE DES HEBRAISCHEN LESEBUCHS TOLDOT AVOT. Frankfurt Am Main: Andreaischen Buchhandlung, 1838. Modern Paper Wrappers, 8vo, xvi, 238 pages. In German and Hebrew. German printed in fraktur script. A Hebrew primer for children in schools. In 1813 Johlson “was called to Frankfort as teacher at the Philanthropin, the recently founded Jewish school. He introduced systematic religious instruction, and in 1814, devotional exercises in connection with the school…. He wrote also: ‘Yesod ha-Lashon, ’ a Hebrew grammar for schools…”(JE, 1906). SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- German. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Some pages lightly stained or browning. Printed on high quality rag paper. Good + condition. (YIDCHI-3-1) (ID #28980) $145.00.
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  69. Plessner, Salomon. CONFIRMATIONSREDEN FÜR DIE ISRAELITISCHE JUGEND. Berlin; G. Eichler, 1839. Clothbound. 12mo. VIII, 183 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In German, with some Hebrew. Title translates as: ”Confirmation Speeches for the Youth of Israel. ” This collection of Bar Mitzvah sermons were written and published by Salomon Plessner, a “German preacher and Bible commentator; born at Breslau April 23, 1797; died at Posen Aug. 28, 1883. Having lost his father when very young, Plessner had to support his mother and himself. He engaged in business, but found time to study Hebrew, rabbinics, and German, under Wessely's influence. At the age of seventeen Plessner began to study Wessely's Hebrew translation of the Apocrypha, resolving to continue the translation himself. He indeed published at Breslau in 1819 his Hebrew translation of the Apocryphal additions to the Book of Esther, under the title "Hosafah li-Megillat Ester, " with a literary-historical introduction. At the same time he became known as an eloquent preacher. Many of his sermons were published, among them his funeral oration on the death of Abraham Tiktin… (Breslau, 1821). In 1830 Plessner removed to Berlin, where for a short time he was a teacher in the normal school. Although possessing all the knowledge necessary for an Orthodox rabbi, he persistently declined rabbinical office, preferring freedom of speech. He earned a livelihood by preaching every other Saturday in the Berlin bet ha-midrash, continuing at the same time his study of the Apocrypha. In 1832 his "Nozelim Min Lebanon" was published in Berlin. This work consisted of a Hebrew translation of a part of the Apocrypha, with an appendix, entitled "Duda'im, " containing exegetical notes, verses in Hebrew and German, and sermons. The following year he was invited to dedicate the new synagogue at Bromberg, for which occasion he composed poems in Hebrew and in German…(Berlin, 1834). In his sermons Plessner adopted the expressions of the most eminent Christian preachers, interspersing his sentences with verses of Schiller and Goethe, and rejecting the derashic or homiletic interpretation of the Bible. In 1834 he began to publish his sermons in yearly volumes under the general title "Belehrungen und Erbauungen" (2d ed. Berlin, 1840, under the title "Religiöse Vorträge"). In 1838 Plessner published his "Dat Mosheh wi-Yehudit, " a catechism in twelve parts, preceded by an introduction, on the nature and history of Jewish religious instruction. His oratorical talent is particularly exhibited in his … collection of holy-day sermons for the years 1835 to 1839.” (1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Bar mitzvah sermons. Jewish sermons -- Germany. Jewish occasional sermons. OCLC lists 19 copies worldwide. Covers very worn, with heavy wear to backstrip. Endpages contain handwritten notes in Hebrew. Pages lightly aged, lightly foxed, and lightly soiled throughout. Binding firm, and text and pages crisp. Fair Condition. (GER-38-43) (ID #29045) $120.00.
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  71. Plessner, Salomon. דת משה ויהודית. DAS MOSHE VE-YEHIEDIT: ODER JÜDISCH-MOSAISCHER RELIGIONSUNTERRICHT FUR DIE ISRAELITISCHE JUGEND Berlin L. Fernbach, 5599 (1838). Clothbound. 8vo. [2], xxxviii, 291, [4] pages. 21 cm. First edition. In German and Hebrew. Title translates as: “Moses and the Jewish Religion: or Judeo-Mosaic religious instruction for the youth of Israel. ” Salomon Plessner (1797-1883) was a German orthodox preacher and Bible commentator. Plessner published his "Dat Mosheh wi-Yehudit" in 1838, a catechism in twelve parts, preceded by an introduction, on the nature and history of Jewish religious instruction. Includes bibliographical references (pages [xxxv]-xxxviii). Subjects: Jewish religious education. Judaism - Study and teaching. Quarter leather backstrip absent. Cloth covers worn and soiled, with chipped edges near backstrip. Pages lightly soiled and lightly foxed throughout, with some water stains on the endpages and titlepage, and a light stain in upper corner from pages 125-195. Binding firm, text and pages crisp. Fair condition. (GER-38-50) (ID #29052) $80.00.
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  73. Löw, Leopold. HA-MAFTEAH: PRAKTISCHE EINLEITUNG IN DIE HEILIGE SCHRIFT UND GESCHICHTE DER SCHRIFTAUSLEGUNG: EIN LEHRBUCH FÜR DIE REIFERE JUGEND, EIN HANDBUCH FÜR GEBILDETE. Gross-Kanischa; J. Markbreiter, 1855. Clothbound. 8vo. IX, 355 pages. 21 cm. Only Edition. In German and Hebrew. Title roughly translates as: “Practical Introduction to the Scripture and History of the Interpretation of Scripture: a Textbook for Mature Youth, a Manual for the Educated. ” Leopold Low (1811-1875) was a Hungarian Rabbi, committed to Jewish emancipation (he was arrested and imprisoned for two months owing to his part in the 1848 revolution), and influential in the letters of Hungarian reform: “Löw brought his thorough knowledge of history, theology, and esthetics to bear upon the reform of the ritual in agreement with modern views. He was the foremost preacher of Hungary, especially in the vernacular, and was invited to participate in nearly all the patriotic celebrations and synagogal dedications. His Hungarian sermons (1870) formed the first Jewish collection of the kind issued in that language. Löw combined the careful, logical arrangement of the Christian sermon with a clever analysis of complicated haggadic sentences. His studies, beginning with the history of the Halakah, subsequently included the entire Jewish archeology of post-Talmudic time. He endeavored to determine the development of Jewish life and law as it appears in the halakic literature, and to disprove, in the interest of Judaism, the view that Judaism remained stationary in its manners and customs down to the beginning of the Reformation in Germany. His most important archeological studies and responsa were written for the purpose of proving the development of various institutions and of showing the influence, in many cases, of foreign customs. Löw was a leading authority both from a scientific point of view and in questions of practical theology. The absolute (1850-66) as well as the constitutional government (1867) of Austria and especially that of Hungary were guided by the replies he gave to their questions in matters referring to the organization of the Jewish ritual and schools. Jewish education throughout Hungary owes much to him. Down to his death he was the leader of the progressive Hungarian Jews, especially after the general congress—which was convened against his advice and in which he did not take part—had resulted in a schism among the Jews of Hungary instead of the union that had been anticipated. Aside from his works on the Halakah, Löw left only one other larger work, "Ha-Mafteah" (1855), a history (in German) of exegesis among the Jews: this is still authoritative. After the emancipation, when he gave up the editorship of "Ben Chananja, " he devoted himself to larger archeological monographs, of which the following were published: "Die Graphischen Requisiten" (1870-71) and "Die Lebensalter in der Jüdischen Literatur" (1875). Fragments of a third volume, "Der Synagogale Ritus, " were published posthumously (1884). His smaller works have appeared in five volumes (Szegedin, 1889-1900), the last of which contains a complete bibliography of his works. “ (From the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia) Subjects: Bible. O. T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History. Bible -- Hermeneutics. OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Backstrip torn, covers worn, edges bumped. Binding shaken. Pages lightly foxed throughout, edges bumped, but pages clean and crisp. Last 60 pages upper right corner folded over. Good condition. (GER-36-27) (ID #28878) $175.00.
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  75. Chojrew. (גאליציען און פוילען קאנגרעס) :פוילען אין ״חורב״ שול־ארגאניזאציע רעליגיעזע RELIGYEZE SHUL-ORGANIZATSYE "HOREV" IN POYLEN: (KONGRES POYLEN UN GALITSYEN). Poland, Warsaw, Defus "Grafya" No date (ca. 1927). Paper-wrappers bound together with a string, 8vo, 54 pages, illustrated with 26 photos, mostly portraits, in Yiddish. Original period photo-montage cover. Chojrew was an educational organization active from 1924 to 1940. Affiliated with the Agudas Israel in Poland, it maintained a network of orthodox Jewish schools throughout Poland for boys of all ages. The central office in Warsaw was organized at the Second National Agudas Israel Conference in 1924 and was a response to the development of Jewish secular schools, which were viewed as a threat to traditional Jewish orthodox values. Before the founding of Chojrew most religious schools were in private hands and were not organized. The Chojrew network included 1) preparatory or junior yeshivot 2) yeshivot gedolot, or yeshivot for older boys 3) elementary schools, or khadorim, with secular studies 4) khadorim without secular studies 5) summer camps 6) libraries 7) An Association of Religious Teachers and a teachers’ placement service. As of 1937 Chojrew maintained a total of 580 institutions with 73,311 students of which 150 schools and 18,000 students were located in Vilna. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (Spertus Insitute of Jewish Studies). Edgewear to covers, with a few chips at margins, no loss of text or illustration, pages tanned, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-22) $200.00
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  77. ERETZ YISRAEL (GAME). New York, 1940’s. Softcover, 16mo, 11cm. Eretz Yisrael game number 1. Game with 24 cards with pictures of famous people, sites and nature, connected with Eretz Yisrael and Zionism: Weizman and Herzl, Tel Aviv, Kibbutz and more. Some wear to packaging. Cards in very good condition. (Spec-12-17) (ID #25543) $100.00.
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  79. Abrams, Y. A. AVOT HA-UMAH. 1, Baltimore, no publisher, 1916. Paper Wrappers, 16mo, 27 [1] pages. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (Harvard). Deinard #7. Goldman #347, locating only 1 copy. "Among the innovations in Jewish education he [Abrams] is credited with are the introduction of a kindergarten program and the use of buses to transport children to and from school. Most importantly, after realizing that the strict immigration quotas of the 1920s would dry up the main source of Hebrew teachers, Abrams helped establish the Hebrew Teachers Training School of Pittsburgh and succeeded in having colleges grant credit for courses taken there….[He] wrote more than thirty monographs and pamphlets in Hebrew and in English….Halevi refers to him as 'professor' This small booklet, intended for children, retells various aggadot pertaining to the destruction of the two Temples." Light wear, stains at staples, Good+ Condition. (heb-6-20) (ID #20890) $225.00.
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  81. Kaplan, Chayim Aron. ספר המשחקים השעשועים וההתעמלות: ספר ספר-עזר להורים, למורים ולתלמידים. SEFER HA-MISHAKIM HA-SHAASHUIM VEHA-HITAMLUT: SEFER-EZER LE-HORIM, LE-MORIM ULE-TALMIDIM... Varsha: Limud, 1922. Softcover, 8vo, 84 pages, illustrated, scores, 24 cm. In Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Games. Kaplan (1880-1942) was an “educator and diarist of the Holocaust. Kaplan was born in Gorodishche, Belorussia. He received a talmudical education at the famous yeshivah of Mir and later studied at the Government Pedagogical Institute in Vilna. In 1902 he settled in Warsaw, where he founded a pioneering elementary Hebrew school, of which he was principal for 40 years. The school was known as "the Sixth Grade Grammar Elementary School of Ch. A. Kaplan. " Kaplan was an exponent of the direct method of language teaching, in which Hebrew was taught as a spoken language, using the Sephardi pronunciation. Stubbornly following this system, despite strong opposition from exponents of traditional methods, he published several Hebrew textbooks advocating his method. An ardent Hebraist, he participated actively in the Society for Jewish Writers and Journalists in Warsaw, and contributed to many Hebrew and Yiddish periodicals. Kaplan visited the United States in 1921…. In 1937, Kaplan published a book in Hebrew called Pezurai, a collection of essays and articles on the Hebrew language and Jewish education that he had published during the 40 years of teaching. He also wrote Hebrew grammar and children's textbooks on Jewish history and customs” (Katsh in EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide (JTS). Light browning of pages. Wear and chipping to cover edges and corners. Light staining to cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Rab-44-14) (ID #24722) $100.00.
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  83. ציור חוברת HOVERET TSIYUR - 5 COLORING BOOKS FOR CHILDREN. Tel- Aviv: El HaMa'ayan, 1950? Booklets, stapled, 12mo, ill., 16 pages each booklet, in Hebrew, 5 coloring books printed in Israel in ca. 1950, in Hebrew, vocabulary training, No. 32 (tools), No. 33 (house and kitchenware), No. 34 (stationery), No. 36 (toys), No. 37 (working tools). One page is colorful illustrated and described with vocabulary, the other page is left blank for coloring. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children --- games. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Some tanning, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-52) $50.00
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  85. Zamosc, David. SEFER NAHAR ME-‘EDEN: KOLEL SIPUR HA-KOROT ASHER KERU LI-VENE YIS´RA'EL... IM SHE'ELOT U-MUSAR HES´KEL... BI-LESHON IVRI VE-ASHKENAZI... Bresloy [Breslau]: Gedrukt Bay H. Zultsbakh, 1836. 1st edition. Period Marbled Boards, 12mo, 215, 10 pages; 20 cm. In Hebrew & Judeo-German. A Jewish history for children with questions and moral thoughts, including a short poem at the end of each chaplet. Zamosc’s “poems, stories, plays, translations, and compilations were written mainly for children and schools. His play, He-Haruz ve-he-Azel, O Yad Haruzim Ta'ashir (‘The Diligent Man and the Lazy Man, or the Hand of the Diligent Will Enrich, ’ Breslau, 1817), is the first modern Hebrew play written for children. Through its allegorical characters – the diligent man, the rich man, the lazy man, and Satan – Zamosc tried to instill moral values into the young” (EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- To 70 A. D. Bible. O. T. -- History of Biblical events. Hebrew and Judeo-German on opposite pages; Hebrew partially vocalized. Friedberg; Nun 224; Vinograd, v.2, p. 132; Breslau 224. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Wear to boards, otherwise Very Good Condition. (heb-45-6) (ID #28956) $200.00.
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  87. Krinski, M. 1863-1916. ראשית דעת שפת עבר: למוד הקריאה העברית ע״פ השטה הקולית בדרך חדשה, עם ציורים ותפלות. RESHIT DA'AT SEFAT 'EVER: LIMUD HA-KERIʼAH HA-'IVRIT 'A.P. HA-SHITAH HA-KOLIT BE-DEREKH HADASHAH, 'IM TSIYURIM U-TEFILOT. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1938. Cloth, 8vo, 96 pages. Illustrated on cover and inside. In Hebrew. Hebrew primer for children, with letters of the Alef-Bet, simple words and sentences, and passages from the liturgy. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Readers. Primers, Hebrew. With Vocalized text. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (HEB-44-3) (ID #28962) $40.00.
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  89. Berkman, Yitshak. טל בקר. ספר א: מקראה עברית אחרי האלף־בית. TAL-BOKER: MIKRA'AH IVRIT AHARE HA-ALEF BET. Varshah: Hanokh, 1907. Boards, 8vo, 116 pages. In Hebrew. Illustrated primer for children. Beautiful cover illustration. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Readers. Parallel title in Russian. Vocalized. Wear and light water staining to covers, pages tanned and somewhat brittle. OCLC lists only 4 copies worldwide. Good – condition. (HEB-44-4) (ID #28963) $150.00.
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  91. Katzenelson, Itzhak, 1886-1944. מהתלות: קבץ־התולים מציר, ערוך בשפה קלה ונוחה לילדים. MAHATALOT: KOVETS-HATULIM METSUYAR, ARUKH BE-SAFAH KALAH VE-NOHAH LI-YELADIM. Varshah: "ha-Or", 1921. Boards, small 8vo, 77 pages. In Hebrew. With vocalized letters. Humorous poems for children, with illustrations. SUBJECT(S): Humorous poetry. Children's poetry, Hebrew. Polish title on verso of title page: Figle. Wear to covers and spine, pages tanned and somewhat fragile. OCLC lists only institutions with copies worldwide (NYPL, Harvard and Princeton) Good – condition. (HEB-44-5) (ID #28964) $100.00.
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  93. Vingarten, Yerahmi'el, 1902-1982. Pelli, Moshe. העירה: פרקי קריאה. HA-AYARAH: PIRKE KERI'AH. 1964. Paper wrappers, small 8vo, 34 pages. In Hebrew. With vocabulary words translated into English at bottom of pages. With photos and illustrations. Selections and stories for beginning Hebrew readers about the Jewish Home, Heder, the Beyt Midrash, Shabbat, Holidays, and Tzedakah. Published by the Histadruth Ivrith of America and the Canadian Association for Hebrew Education and Culture. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Readers for new literates. Jews -- Europe, Eastern -- Literary collections. OCLC lists 13 copies wworldwide. Cover lightly tanned, very good condition. (YIDCHI-3-3) (ID #28982) $100.00.
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  95. Scharfstein, Zevi, 1884-1972. חיינו: עברית למתחילים על פי הנושא המרכזי. HAYENU: IVRIT LE-MATHILIM AL PI SHITAT HA-NOSE HA-MERKAZI (HELEK BET). [New York]: Shiloh, 1938. Cloth, 8vo, 198 pages. VOLUME TWO OF TWO ONLY. In Hebrew. Hebrew primer for beginners. Striking illustrations by Note Kozlovski and Levi Kimmel. SUBJECT(S): Hebrew language -- Readers. Note(s): Vocalized text. OCLC lists 21 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-4-6) (ID #28994) $100.00.
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  97. Banai, Margalit. השיך בן. BEN HA-SHEKH. [Tel-Aviv]: Hotsa'at Sefarim Karni, 1958. Cloth, tall 12mo, 39 leaves, illustrated, in Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Children -- Israel -- Negev – Fiction---Children's literature--- Hebrew. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Ex-library copy. Covers bumped and stained (YIDCHI-5-11) (ID #29698) $75.00.
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  99. Alterman, Nathan, 1910-1970. האפרח העשירי. HA-EFROAH HA-ASIRI. Tel Aviv: Mahbarot Le-Sifrut, 1942. Paper wrappers, small 4to, 15 pages. In Hebrew. “The Tenth Chick”. Children’s story in verse about a family of chicks. Charming and fun illustrations, printed in black, white and yellow ink. Illustrated by Aryeh Navon, the chief caricature artist for “Davar”, the official journal of the Histadrut (federation of labor) established by Berl Katznelson. SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Chicks -- Fiction -- Hebrew language. Family -- Fiction -- Hebrew language. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Vaughan Pub Library Ontario, Levinsky College of Education Israel, National Library of Israel, Tel Aviv Univ.) Light edgewear to covers. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-2-12) (ID #29760) $125.00.
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  101. Auerbach, Ephraim; Illustrations: Romano, Emanuel. ריזן דריי. DRAY RIZN. New York: Farlag Kinder-Ring Ba Dem Arbeter Ring Bildungs Komitet, 1937. Hardcover, 8vo, 64 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children ---- juvenile--- poetry. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Covers shaken and chipped, inner pages clean, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-19xx) (ID #29706) $100.00.
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  103. Kaminsky, Jacob. לאלא: מעשיות פון א מיידעלע וואס איז געווען אנדערש. LOLA: MAYSES FUN A MEYDELE VOS IZ GEVEN ANDERSH. Nyu York: Farlag "arbeter Ring", 1951. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 48 pages.: ill. In Yiddish. Illustrated children’s stories told in verse. “Lola: Stories of a girl who was different”. Scenes from the life of a little girl who is an only child. Includes stories about kindergarten, celebrating Jewish holidays, and going to the beach and the park. Includes “Lola’s first of May”. SUBJECT(S): Children's poetry, Yiddish. No paper copies listed on OCLC anywhere. Covers show some wear, otherwise very good copy. Scarce. (YIDCHI-3-2Axx) (ID #29680) $150.00.
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  105. Grant, Haim. ערשטע טריט: לערנבוך פאר אנפאנגער. ERSHTE TRIT: A LERNBUKH FAR ONFANGER. Nyu York [New York]: Hibru Pob. Ko. [Hebrew Publishing Company], 1934. Cloth, 8vo, 124 pages. In Yiddish. “First Steps: A Primer for Beginners. ” SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language -- Readers. Illustrated primer with stories, songs and poetry. Printed in black, white and pink. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Stamp from the Yiddish Book Exchange on endpaper. Wear to spine. Light wear to covers. Some pencil markings to pages. Good + condition. (YIDCHI-3-4) (ID #28983) $125.00.
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  107. Tkatch, Meyer Ziml, B. 1894. דאס טייכל קאטשעט זיך אויפ׳ן בייכל: לידער און פאבלען פאר קליין און גרויס. DOS TAYKHL KATSHET ZIKH OYF'N BAYKHL: LIDER UN FABLEN FAR KLEYN UN GROYS. Chicago: Tseshinski (M. Ceshinski), 1933. Cloth, 8vo., 62 pages. In Yiddish. Poems and fables for big and small. Decorated covers. OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-3-5) (ID #28984) $100.00.
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  109. Kaplan, A. (Aaron); Comp. Siegel, William, Illustrator. קינדער־דעקלאמאטאר פאר שול און הײם ‏. KINDER-DEKLAMATOR FAR SHUL UN HEYM. New York: Hebrew Publishing Co, 1929. Cloth, 8vo., 288 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrated children's poems. Embossed illustration on cover. Illustrations by V. Sigel and others. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language -- Readers. Responsibility: Tsuzamengeshtelt fun Aharon ha-Levi [pseud.]; illustrirt fun V. Sigel un andere. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Wear to cover and spine. Small tear to spine. Text in very good condition. (YIDCHI-3-6) Kazdan 92 (ID #28985) $125.00.
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  111. Segal, J. I. (Y. Y. Sigal); Sigal-Zakuta, Hanah (Illustrations). לידער פאר יידישער קינדער. LIDER FAR YIDISHER KINDER. New York: Educational Department Of The Workmen’s Circle, 1961. Cloth, 8vo, 111 pages. In Yiddish. Scarce. Illustrated poems for children. Charming and whimsical illustrations throughout by Hanah Sigal-Zakuta. No copies listed on OCLC. Very good condition. Very Scarce (YIDCHI-3-7) (ID #28986) $100.00.
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  113. Levin, Yakov, 1884-1958. [Jacob Levin]. מעשות און לעגענדעס פון דער אידישער געשיכטע. MAYSES UN LEGENDES FUN DER IDISHER GESHIKHTE.Vol I (of 3) only. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1928. Cloth, 8vo, 117 pages. Illustrated throughout. In Yiddish. “Stories and Legends from Jewish History”. Contents: 1. Tl. Fun Avrom's geburt biz Moyshe's toyt -- 2. Tl. Fun Yehoshu’a'n biz der tseteylung fun der melukhe -- 3. Tl. Fun der tseteylung fun der melukhe biz di Hashmenoim kenign. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- Juvenile literature. Jewish legends. Bible. O. T. -- History of Biblical events -- Juvenile literature. Bible -- History of Biblical events -- Juvenile literature. Vols. 2-3 WERE published in 1938. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Solid binding. Very good condition. Nice, clean copy. Kazdan 124 pt.1 (YIDCHI-1-2) (ID #28966) $125.00.
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  115. Levin, Yakov, 1884-1958. [Jacob Levin]. מעשות און לעגענדעס פון דער אידישער געשיכטע. MAYSES UN LEGENDES FUN DER IDISHER GESHIKHTE (TSVEYTER TEYL). New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1930. Cloth, 8vo, 121 pages. VOLUME TWO OF THREE ONLY. Illustrated throughout. In Yiddish. “Stories and Legends from Jewish History”. Contents: Part 2. Fun Yehoshua'n biz der tseteylung fun der melukhe. SUBJECT(S): Jews -- History -- Juvenile literature. Jewish legends. Bible. O. T. -- History of Biblical events -- Juvenile literature. Bible -- History of Biblical events -- Juvenile literature. OCLC lists 4 copies worldwide (Univ. Of Illinois, Univ. Of Michigan, and Toronto Public Library). Solid binding. Pages tanned with small chip to one page. Good + condition. Nice, clean copy. Kazdan 124 pt.2 (YIDCHI-1-2A) (ID #28989) $100.00.
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  117. Levin, Ya’akov. די נייע אידישע שול. DI NAYE IDISHE SHUL: A LEHRBUKH. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1916. Boards, 8vo, 150 pages. Publication year reads 1917 on cover. “The New Yiddish School: A Reader”. An early and scarce illustrated primer. No copies on OCLC. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language – Readers. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Gratz, UCLA, Harvard), no indication as to imprint date on cover (1916 is internal date). Edgewear to covers. Very Good condition. (YIDCHI-1-10) (ID #28991) $110.00.
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  119. Levin, Yakov. די נייע אידישע שול: א לעהרבוך פאר אידיש־אנפאנגער. DI NAYE IDISHE SHUL: A LEHRBUKH FAR IDISH-ONFANGER. New York[Nyu-York]: Hebrew Publishing Company [Hibru Pablishing], 1916. Boards, 8vo, 150 pages. Illustrated. 20 cm. [Date on cover is 1918] “The New Yiddish School: A Reader”. An early and scarce illustrated primer. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language – Readers. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide (Stanford, Johns Hopkins, Gratz, UCLA, Harvard). Edgwear to covers, front boards creased. Edgewear and tanning to endpapers and title page. Institutional stamp and name of former owner on endpaper. Good – condition. (YIDCHI-1-9xx) (ID #28973) $110.00.
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  121. Another Copy. Ex-library. Edgewear to covers, hinge repair, first and last two pages tanned and fragile, inner pages bright and clean, overall good condition (YIDCHI-5-28) (ID #29714) $100.00.
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  123. Levin, Yaakov [Jacob]. די נייע אידישע שול: כרעסטאמאטיע: צװײטער טײל. DI NAYE IDISHE SHUL; KHRESTOMATIE; TSVEYTER TEYL. New York; Farlag Idishe Shul, 1924. Publishers Cloth. 8vo. 194, [4], 18 pages. 23 cm. Fifth edition. In Yiddish. “The New Yiddish Shul; Chrestomathy; Second Part. ” Bound in red cloth, partly illustrated throughout. Part two of the oft reprinted and updated gradated Yiddish primer series edited by Jacob Levin and published by the Hebrew Publishing Company. The first “Di Naye Idishe Shul” was published in 1916, in a three part series. Subjects: Yiddish language - Readers. Children's literature, Yiddish. OCLC is unclear, but there appear to be less than 10 copies listed worldwide. Cloth soiled, with small tear at top of backstrip. Endpages and title page lightly soiled. Internally clean and fresh. Good condition. (YIDCHI-6-23) (ID #29828) $110.00.
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  125. Levin, Yakov, 1884-1958. דער אָנפאנגער: לייענבוך מיט א סך אילוסטראציעס און קונסט־בילדער אין טעקסט. DER ONFANGER: LEYENBUKH; MIT A SAKH ILUSTRATSYES UN KUNST-BILDER IN TEKST (ERSHTER TEYL). Nyu-York, Farlag "idishe Shul, 1922-1926. VOLUME ONE OF SIX ONLY. Cloth, 8vo, 116 pages. In Yiddish. “The Beginner: A reader; with many illustrations in the text”. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language -- Readers. Responsibility: Yankev Levin. OCLC lists 30 copies worldwide. Light wear to spine. School stamp on inside covers and name of former student owner in pencil. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-4-2) (ID #28988) $75.00.
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  127. Levin, Yakov, 1884-1958. (Jacob Levin). דער נייער אנפאנגער: לערנבוך צו לערנען קינדער לייענען, שרייבן און רעדן יידיש. DER NAYER ONFANGER: LERNBUKH TSU LERNEN KINDER LEYENEN, SHRAYBN UN REDN YIDISH (Ershter Teyl – Volume One of Two). Nyu York: Idishe Shul, 1945. Cloth, 8vo, 154 pages. Volume one only of two. In Yiddish. “The New Beginner”. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language -- Readers. Illustrated primer for children with short stories. OCLC lists only 6 copies worldwide. Light wear to spine. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-1-6) (ID #28970) $110.00.
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  129. Sholem Aleichem (Rabinowitz, Shalom), 1859-1916. Illustrations by Note Kozlovski. דאס מעסערל. DOS MESERL. New York: Farlag Kinder Ring, 1947. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 46 pages. Scarce. Published by the educational committee of the Workmen’s Circle. A dark and powerful story about a child who steals a pen knife. Sholem Aleichem’s original story, published in 1900, is considered by some to be the first modern children’s story in Yiddish, but was actually intended for adults. The children’s version published by the Workmen’s Circle was adapted and edited to be suitable for children. Illustrations by Note Kozlovski, who illustrated many children’s books in Yiddish at that time. Printed in large latters, with vocabulary words for Yiddish learners. Only one copy listed on OCLC (BAYERISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK, Germany). Very good condition. KAZDAN 234. (YIDCHI-4-3) (ID #28990) $125.00.
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  131. Sholem Aleichem; Berkowitz, Yitzhak Dov; Aronson, Boris. חנוכה געלט און חנוכה דרײדל. HANIKE GELT: A KINDER SHPIL IN DRAY STSENES / DEKORATSYES UN KASTYUMEN GETSEYKHNT FUN B. ARONSON. Nyu York: Matones, 1925. Softcover, 8vo, 32 pages, illustrations, 24 cm. In Yiddish. Romanized. Issued by Sholem Aleykhem folks institute. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Handwriting on top of cover. Excellent condition. (Heb-33-11). (ID #28041) $100.00.
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  133. Setzer, Samuel H. 1882-1962. (Samuel Hirsh). די טעארעטישע און פראקטישע קבלה: פון גלות שפאניען ביז צו דער צײט פון בעל שם: די װאנדערונגען און אנטװיקלונגס־פאזן, װאס זי האט פאר דער צײט דורכגעמאכט. DI TEORETISHE UN PRAKTISHE KABOLE: FUN GOLES SHPANYEN BIZ TSU DER TSAYT FUN BAL SHEM: (DI VANDERUNGEN UN ANTVIKLUNGS-FAZN, VOS ZI HOT FAR DER TSAYT DURKHGEMAKHT). Nyu-York: Sh. Ts. Zetser Gezelshaft, 1935. Cloth, 8vo, 29 pages. In Yiddish. With period advertisements throughout. “The theoretical and practical tradition: from exile Spain until the time of the Baal Shem Tov” Series: Vort bibliotek; No. 9, SUBJECT(S): Cabala -- History. Responsibility: fun Sh. Ts. Zetser. Title on cover: Bal Shem Zamlung. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (Harvard). Light wear to covers, pages tanning. Good + condition. Scarce. (YIDCHI-4-4) (ID #28992) $150.00.
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  135. Yehoash (Yehoash Solomon Bloomgarden). פאבלען. FABLEN. Nyu York: Ferlag Yehoash, 1912. Cloth, 8vo, 215 pages. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Fables, Yiddish. Yiddish poetry. Title on t. P. Verso: Fables by Yehoash. Yehoash was famour for translating the bible and other religious texts in to Yiddish. Yehoash (pseudonym of Yehoash Solomon Bloomgarden; 1872–1927), was a “Yiddish poet and translator. Yehoash was born in Virbalen, Lithuania, and as a boy he read maskilic literature as well as studying Torah with his father, briefly attending the yeshivah of Volozhin, only to begin a career as a Hebrew poet. At the age of 17 he took his first Hebrew poems to Warsaw, where I. L. Peretz encouraged him to continue writing Hebrew and Yiddish lyrics. The following year Yehoash immigrated to the U. S. He made no headway either as a Hebrew poet or in various callings – bookkeeping, tailoring, peddling, and Hebrew teaching. For a decade he faced severe privations until he contracted tuberculosis and went to the Denver Sanatorium for Consumptives in 1900 to recuperate. There he remained for almost ten years, maturing as a Yiddish poet, publishing his poems, ballads, fables, and translations in leading dailies, periodicals, and literary almanacs. In his early 30s, he undertook to translate the Bible into a modern Yiddish which would combine scholarly precision with simple idiomatic language, a task to which he devoted the rest of his life. While at work on this translation, he prepared, together with Charles D. Spivak, his physician and the co-founder of the sanatorium, a Yiddish dictionary, first published in 1911, which defined about 4, 000 Hebrew and Aramaic words used in Yiddish and which went through many editions as a basic reference work” (Ravitch, EJ, 2012). OCLC lists 22 copies worldwide. Light wear to covers. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-4-5) (ID #28993) $75.00.
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  137. Bernstein, Ignatz, 1836-1909. יידישע שפריכווערטער און רעדענסארטען. YIDISHE SHPRIKHVERTER UN REDENSARTEN. New York: Brider Kaminski, 1908. Cloth, 8vo, 329 pages. In Yiddish. First Edition. Yiddish proverbs and sayings. SUBJECT(S): Proverbs, Yiddish. Includes index. Responsibility: gezamelt un derklert fun Ignats Bernshteyn. Collected and defined by Ignatz Bernstein. Letters are fully vocalized. Bernstein (1836–1909), was a “folklorist, bibliophile, philanthropist, and compiler of the largest published collection of Yiddish proverbs. Born into a well-to-do maskilic family in Vinnytsa, Podolia (Ukraine), Ignatz Bernstein moved with his parents to Warsaw in 1856. During a visit to Berlin in 1859, he came across a small German book of Jewish proverbs, which inspired his lifelong preoccupation with collecting Yiddish proverbs and assembling a paroemiological library. The fruit of his labor was the still unsurpassed 1908 volume, Yidishe shprikhverter un rednsartn (Yiddish Proverbs and Proverbial Expressions), containing 3, 993 entries, and a personal collection of more than 6, 000 titles dealing with proverbs in more than 100 languages” (Rothstein, YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe). OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide, none in the U. S. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-4-7) (ID #28995) $135.00.
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  139. Goichberg, Israel, 1893-1970. מיט א שמייכל. MIT A SHMEYKHL. Tel Aviv: Farlag Y. L. Perets, 1963. Cloth, 8vo, 87 pages. In Yiddish. “With a Smile”. Title on title page verso: Mit a shmeichl. Illustrated poems for children. OCLC lists 14 copies worldwide. Very good condition in very good jacket. (YIDCHI-4-8) (ID #28996) $50.00.
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  141. Gross, Naftoli; Gross, Chaim. ולאדימיר מעדעם:‏ ‏די לעגענדע פון דער יידישער ארבעטער־באוועגונג ‏. VLADIMIR MEDEM: DI LEGENDE FUN DER YIDISHER ARBETER-BAVEGUNG. Nuyork, N. Y.: Farlag Kinder-Ring Bay Dem Bildungs-Komitet Fun Arbeter Ring, 1938. Cloth, 8vo, 87 pages. In Yiddish. Frontispiece picture of author. Biography for children of Vladimir Medem, a famous activist and leader in the Bund in Poland, and for which many schools and institutions were named. Illustrations by Chaim Gross. Gross (1904–1991) was a “ U. S. Sculptor. A native of Kolomea, Galicia, Gross went to the United States in 1921. Supporting himself by selling fruits and vegetables, he attended night classes at the Educational Alliance Art School in Manhattan, and then went on to study for four years at the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design. He supported himself by his art from the time he joined the New York Public Works of Art Project in 1933. Gross taught at the New School of Social Research for 40 years and at the Educational Alliance Art School for 68 years. Gross made sculptures for public institutions, including the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. He wrote the book: The Technique of Wood Sculpture (1957). He produced a large number of works in different media – wood, stone, bronze, pen and ink, and water color – but his contributions to wood sculpture are the most outstanding. The forests of the Carpathian mountains near his birthplace first taught him the qualities and potentialities of wood. Gross used more than 80 exotic hardwoods in his work, his favorite being lignum vitae, an exceptionally hard South American wood. He never camouflaged or overpolished its surfaces and never disguised its colors but respected its texture and grain. Among his favorite themes were female acrobats and mothers playing with small children” (Werner and Saxena, EJ, 2012). OCLC lists 45 copies worldwide. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-4-11) (ID #28999) $100.00.
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  143. Gross, Naftoli, 1896 Or 7-1956. Workmen's Circle (U. S.); Educational Dept. יודזשין דעבס: א מעשה פון א מענטשן. YUDZSHIN DEBS: A MAYSE FUN A MENTSHN. Nyu York: Arbeyter Ring Bildungs Department, 1933. 2nd Printing. Paper-wrappers, 8vo, 64 pages. In Yiddish. Title in English: Eugene Debs: A Story of a People. Illustrated cover by artist Note Kozlovski. Biography for children, of Eugene Debs. With photographs of Debs, his parents, and the home where he was born. SUBJECT(S): Socialists -- United States – Biography. Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926. OCLC lists 16 copies worldwide. Edges of covers worn, inner-pages clean, overall very good condition. Kazdan 58. (YIDCHI-1-1Axx) (ID #29687) $70.00.
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  145. Shifris, M., 1897-1977. Bunin, L; Cutler, Yosel,; 1896-1935. די מאמע וואך מיט די זיבן טעג. DI MAME VOKH MIT DI ZIBN TEG. New York: Yungvarg, 1941. Cloth, oblong 8vo., [76] p. Illustrated. In Yiddish. “Mother Week and her Seven Days”. Poems and short stories of children, with charming and comical black and white illustrations by L. Bunin and Yosel Cutler on almost every page. Yungvarg was the publisher of a popular Yiddish children’s magazine. Light tanning to pages and cover. Light wear to spine. Very good condition. (YID-14-1) (ID #29001) $110.00.
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  147. Lumet, Baruch; Raskin, Saul,; 1878-1966; Sherker, L; Cutler, Yosel,; 1896-1935; Kozlovski, Note,; 1906-. טעאטער פאר קינדער. TEATER FAR KINDER. New York: [Abco Press], 1932. Cloth, oblong 8vo., [97] pages. Illustrated. In Yiddish. "Theater for Children" Author's personal stamp on title page. Previous owner's inscription. SUBJECT(S): Children's literature, Yiddish. Children's plays, Yiddish. Includes: DI Zibn Gute Yor (The Seven Good Year); Vos di Levone Fartsaylt; Der Magid mitn Kelbl, (The Storyteller with the Calf); Tsvey Melokhim (Two Angels); Groy un Grin (Grey and Green), with beautiful illustrations by Saul Raskin, L. Sherker, Yosel Cutler, and Note Kozlovski. Light wear to covers and spin, some staining on cover. Drawing and writing by former young owner on a few pages throughout. Good condition. (YID-14-2) (ID #29002) $125.00.
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  149. Horn, José. SHUL ALMANAKH: TSUM 15TN ANIVERSAR FUN DER FOLKS SHUL D. F. SARMIENTO (GEVEZENE ZALMEN RAYZEN SHUL) IN AVEZSHANEDA: 1928-1943. Avezshaneda [Avellaneda, Argentina]: [?], 1943. Paper wrappers, large 8vo, 62 pages. Illustrated with photographs. In Yiddish with added title page in Spanish (Decimo Quinto Aniversario de la Escuela Particular “D. F. Sarmiento”. Other Titles: Almanaque Escolar. Sarmiento was president of Argentina from 1868 – 1874, and was known for his educational reforms. OCLC lists only two copies worldwide (Univ. Florida and Harvard). May be missing back cover in Spanish. Pages tanned. Otherwise Good + condition. (YID-14-3) (ID #29003) $95.00.
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  151. 25 YOR IKUFISHE KULTUR-BOYUNG UN INTENSIV GEZELSHAFTLEKH LEBN UN KAMF 1937 – 1962 (Issue of Periodical Revista Literaria Israelita, Number 152, September 1962). Buenos Aires: IKUF (Idisher Kultur Farband), 1962. Original paper wrappers, large 8vo, 48 pages. In Yiddish. Issue devoted to the 25th anniversary of the organization IKUF and their work to build Yiddish culture and community. Articles include: 25 Historishe IKUF Yorn (25 historic years of IKUF); Kaseros in der Yidisher Geshikhte (Caseros in Jewish History); Peretz Markish, der Dikhter fun Natsionaler Heroik; Yanush Kortshaks Veg in Lebn un Toyt; Roberto Payro un zany Verk, and others. Edgwear and staining to covers, corner missing from back cover, pages tanned. Good – condition. Scarce. (YID-14-4) (ID #29004) $100.00.
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  153. Rosenblatt, H. 1878-1956. (Henry), Raskin, Saul,; 1878-1966. בעבזיק: דאס לעבן פון א אידישן אינגל. BEBZIK: DOS LEBN FUN A IDISHN INGL. [New York]: Tsentral Komitet Fun Di Idishe Folk Shuln, 1940. Cloth, 8vo, 158 pages. In Yiddish. With author's inscription. With illustrations throughout by Saul Raskin, a few with color. “Bebzik: the Life of a Jewish Boy”. SUBJECT(S): Children's poetry, Yiddish. With brief dictionary at back. Shelfwear, otherwise Very good condition. Kazdan 212. (YIDCHI-1-5xx) (ID #29686) $70.00.
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  155. Missel, A; Friedman, Bezalel. לערניאר צווייטן פארן לערנבוך שול ארבעטער די. DI ARBETER SHUL LERNBUKH FARN TSVEYTN LERNYOR. New York: Internatsyonaler Arbeter Ordn (IWO), 1933. Cloth, 8vo, 158 pages, illustrated, Includes portraits, in Yiddish. The International Workers Order (IWO) was a Communist Party-affiliated insurance, mutual benefit and fraternal organization founded in 1930 and disbanded in 1954 as the result of legal action undertaken by the state of New York in 1951. At its height in the years immediately following World War II, the IWO had almost 200, 000 members and provided low-cost health and life insurance, medical and dental clinics, and supported foreign-language newspapers, cultural and educational activities. The organization also operated a summer camp and cemeteries for its members. (wikipedia 2012) SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language --- reader. OCLC lists 4 copies (Cornell, Harvard, NYU, American Jewish U) worldwide. Covers bumped, edgewear, hinge repair, few stains, otherwise very good copy (YIDCHI-5-4) (ID #29690) $125.00.
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  157. Friedman, Bezalel. ערשטן יאר פארן לערנבוך:שול ארבעטער די. DI ARBETER SHUL: LERNBUKH FARN ERSHTN YOR. New York: Internatsyonaler Arbeter Ordn, 1934. Cloth, 8vo, 160 pages, illustrated, Includes portraits, in Yiddish. First edition. The International Workers Order (IWO) was a Communist Party-affiliated insurance, mutual benefit and fraternal organization founded in 1930 and disbanded in 1954 as the result of legal action undertaken by the state of New York in 1951. At its height in the years immediately following World War II, the IWO had almost 200, 000 members and provided low-cost health and life insurance, medical and dental clinics, and supported foreign-language newspapers, cultural and educational activities. The organization also operated a summer camp and cemeteries for its members. (wikipedia 2012) SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language --- reader--- children--- juvenile--- communisn. OCLC lists 2 copies (U of Michigan, Hebrew Union Coll) worldwide. Covers bumped, hinge and backstrip repair, inner binding tight, pages clean, overall good + condition. (YIDCHI-5-6xx) (ID #29692) $145.00.
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  159. Yefroikin, S; Mark, Yudel. לערניאר דריטן פארן לייענבוך:קינדער יידישע. YIDISHE KINDER: LEYENBUKH FARN DRITN LERNYOR. New York: Bildung Opteylung Fun Arbeter Ring, 1964. Cloth, 8vo, 271 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. Added title page: Yiddishe Kinder (Jewish Children). Zalman (or Salman) Yefroikin (1893-1966), also known as S. Efron, educator and author, was born April 18, 1893 in Wekshna, Lithuania, the son of Rafaele Yefroikin. In 1921 after his graduation from the Jewish Teachers' Seminary in Riga, Latvia, Mr. Yefroikin emigrated to the United States where he took up residence in New York City. He taught Yiddish literature and Jewish history in the educational system of the Workmen's Circle, a national Jewish labor and fraternal order. He directed its summer camps and later the Workman's Circle High School. From 1953 until his death Mr. Yefroikin was educational director of the eighty-five Jewish secular schools operated by the Workmen's Circle. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language --- Readers. OCLC lists 12 copies worldwide. Back-cover torn and last few pages as well, small tear to front cover, some bumping, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-12) (ID #29699) $50.00.
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  161. Kipnis, Levin; Illustrated by Isa. טייטלבוימ אונטערן. UNTERN TEYTLBOYM. New York: Matones`, 1961. Cloth, 8vo, 160 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. Levin Kipnis (1894 -1990) was a children's author and poet who wrote mainly in Hebrew and Yiddish. He won the Israel prize in 1978. He decided to become a writer at the age of 13, after seeing the Hebrew children's magazine "Haprachim" ("the flowers"). In his attic, he wrote, illustrated and produced his own magazine. Kipnis's writing is characterized by a light and happy style, devoid of pathos, yet rich and aesthetic. His collections in Hebrew encompass about 800 stories and 600 poems. He also wrote children's books in Yiddish. (wikipedia.com 2012) SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children ---- fiction. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Bar Ilan U, National Library of Israel, National Yiddish Book Center). Slight edgewear to cover, Very good condition (YIDCHI-5-13) (ID #29700) $75.00.
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  163. Chanin, N; Illustrations From Kozlovski, Note. בערעלע. BERELE. New York: Farlag Kinder-Ring, 1938. Cloth with dustjacket, 8vo, 128 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. Series: Kinder-ring bibliotek of the Workmen’s Circle. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children ---- fiction. Edgewear and staining to cover, inner pages yellowed, dustjacket slightly worn, otherwise Very good condition (YIDCHI-5-14axxx) (ID #29739) $50.00.
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  165. Rodin, David; Illustrations Kozlovski, Note. גראמען אין מעשהלעך:ווינקאווינקעלע. VINKAVINKELE: MAYSELEKH IN GRAMEN. Shikage (Chicago): Tseshinskis Farlag, 1935. Cloth, 8vo, 61 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children ---- juvenile--- poetry. OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Shelfwear to covers, inner pages clean, very good condition (YIDCHI-5-18) (ID #29705) $150.00.
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  167. Rodin, David; Illustrations Lichtenstein, Isaac. בארימער דריי די. DI DRAY BARIMER. New York, Matones, 1940. Cloth, 8vo, 248 pages, in Yiddish, illustrated, with illustrated cover. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children --- fiction --- short stories. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. Shows some shelfwear, corners bumped, spine yellowed, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-41) (ID #29729) $100.00.
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  169. Rodin, David. אלעף אװרעמל. ALEF AVREML. Nyu York, Farlag "matones", 1946. Boards, 4to, [32] pages. In Yiddish. Color illustrations on covers. Beautifully illustrated in bold black and white by Robert Stid. Children’s story about a young boy and a bear. Integrates learning the alef-beys into the story. Published by “Matones”, out of the Sholem Aleichem Folks-Institut. They also published a popular periodical for children, “Kinder-Zhurnal”. (Bar-El, EJ, 2012). SUBJECT(S): Children's stories, Yiddish. Responsibility: fun David Rodin [pseud. ] OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Light wear to edge of covers, pages lightly tanned. Printed on heavy weight paper. Very nice, clean copy. (YIDCHI-2-2) Kazdan207 (ID #29754) $100.00.
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  171. (Bund) Workmen's Circle (U. S.). רעדט יוגנט די. DI YUGNT REDT. New York: Nyu Yorker Tsentraler Shul-Farvaltung Fun Arbeter Ring, 1934. Hardcover, 8vo, 64 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. Essays by Workmen's Circle students on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Bund. SUBJECT(S): Workmen's Circle (U. S.) --- Allgemeyner Idisher arbeyterbund in Lita, Poylen un Rusland. OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (National Library of Israel, National Yiddish Book Center). Spine rebacked, inner pages clean & tight, good+ condition (YIDCHI-5-21xx) (ID #29708) $175.00.
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  173. Andersen, Hans Christian; Illustrations Der Nister. מעשהלעך זיבן אין מעשה א:שניי־מלכה די. DI SHNEY-MALKEH: A MAYSEH IN ZIBN MAYSEHLEKH. Mexico: Kinder-Literatur-Fond Shakhno Kaplan, 1955. Paper-wrappers, small 8vo, 61 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. Title on the back cover “Cuentos de Hans Andersen: La Reina de la Nieve”, Andersens famous tale of the Snow Queen in Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children ---- fairytale. OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (National Yiddish Book Center). Covers stained, pages tanned, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-25) (ID #29711) $200.00.
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  175. Mark, Yudel; Berdichevsky, Micah Joseph; Illustrations Aaron Godelman. שיין זיינען מאמעס אלע. ALE MAMES ZAYNEN SHEYN. New York: Kinder Ring Bay Dem Bildungs Komitet Fun Arbeter Ring, 1937. Hardcover, small 8vo, 48 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. This is a tale about a young boy, the Rabbi's grandson, devoted to his mother. The boy's love, enormous intelligence and courage assisted him in his aspiration to make his beloved mother happy, save and reunite his family. Shloyme was raised by his grandparents. Accidently he found out that his real mother is alive, but so ugly that even her parents couldn't look at her. Her husband left her. Shloyme gladly accepted his mother, extremely kind, smart and educated woman, and decided to undertake a long and difficult trip in search of his father. Oy, such a Jewish story. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children ---- fiction. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Spine repaired, covers bumped, internal pages clean, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-26) xxxxx (ID #29712) $200.00.
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  177. Mark, Yudel, 1897-1975. רבינו גרשום, רשי, יהודה חסיד. RABENU GERSHOM, RASHI, YEHUDAH HASID. New York: Farlag Kinder-Ring Bay Dem Bildungs-Komitet Fun Arbeter-Ring, 1941. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 32 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrated stories for children based on the lives of the Rabbis Gershom, Rashi and Yehudah Hasid. Series: Kinder-Ring bibliotek; Historishe geshtaltn. SUBJECT (S) Named Person: Gershom ben Judah, Me'or ha-Golah, 10th/11th cent. -- Fiction. Rashi, 1040-1105 -- Fiction. Judah ben Samuel, ca. 1150-1217 -- Fiction. Responsibility: Yudl Mark. Illustrations by Y. Nayshlos and B. Tumarin. OCLC list 22 copies. Very good condition. Kazdan 143. (YIDCHI-2-8) (ID #29761) $100.00.
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  179. Molodowsky, Kadia; Illustrations Izrael, Rut and Kats, Mane. בארג אפן. AFN BARG. New York, "yungvarg" Bibliotek Bam Kooperativn Folks-Farlag Fun Internatsyonaln Arbeter Ordn, 1938. Hardcover, small 8vo, 72 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish., Kadia Molodowsky (1894–1975) was one of the most prolific and public of the Yiddish poets, editors, and teachers in Warsaw and New York. Molodowsky was born in the shtetl Bereze (Bereza Kartuska), in Grodno province, to a family steeped in tradition, yet influenced by the Jewish Enlightenment. During her early travels, she encountered both the Yiddish cultural and the Hebrew revivalist movements. She studied Hebrew pedagogy in Yehi’el Halperin’s Froebel Courses in Warsaw in 1913–1914 and then, uprooted by World War I, worked in homes for refugee children in Ukraine. Molodowsky settled in New York City in 1935, where she published more children’s poetry. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children ---- fiction. OCLC lists 28 copies worldwide. Edgewear to covers, pages tanned, very good condition (YIDCHI-5-27) (ID #29713) $125.00.
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  181. Unger, Menasheh; Moud, Zuni. קינדער טוב -יום גוט. GUT YONTEV, KINDER. New York, The Shoulson Press, 1950. Cloth, 4to, 112 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- fasts, feasts, festival ---- juvenile. OCLC lists 31 copies worldwide. Edgewear to covers, pages slightly tanned, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-29XX) (ID #29715) $50.00.
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  183. Steinbaum, Israel. שול אידישער דער פאר לייענביכער. LEYENBIKHER FAR DER IDISHER SHUL. New York: Ertsiung, 1928. Cloth, small 8vo, 222 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- language ---readers. OCLC lists no copies of this edition worldwide. Covers bumped and slightly stained, inner pages clean, very good condition. Scarce. (YIDCHI-5-30) (ID #29717) $100.00.
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  185. Steinbaum, Israel. מיין לייענבוך. MAYN LEYENBUKH; TSVEYTER TEYL. New York; Farlag Dertsiyung, 1935. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 160 pages. 23 cm. Second edition. In Yiddish. “My Reading Book. ” Bound in blue cloth, with historiated initials and illustrations throughout. One of many version of this Yiddish primer composed by the pedagogue Israel Steinbaum; this edition is rare, and only one copy is listed on OCLC (U of Ottawa), with less than 10 of any edition on OCLC as well. The author was the founder of Camp Harmony in Warren, New Jersey; he also was heavily involved in the Groyser verterbukh fun der yidisher shprakh project. Subjects: Yiddish language - Text-books. Light wear to cloth and endpages; hinges starting, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YIDCHI-6-19) (ID #29816) $150.00.
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  187. Katsovitsh, Yisra'el Iser. אינגעל ליטווישער דער. DER LITVISHER INGEL - OYSTSUG FAR IDISHE SHULEN FUN YISRA'EL ISER KATSOVITSH'S BUKH ZEKHTSIG YOHR LEBEN, MIT A POR VERTER TSU DER IDISHER YUNGER FUN DEM FARFASSER. New York: M. N. Mayzel, Idisher Farlag Far Literatur Un Visenshaft, 1929. Hardcover, small 8vo, 103 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. [6] leaves of plates. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- juvenile --- Russia. OCLC lists 6 copies of this edition worldwide. Edgewear to covers, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-31Axx) (ID #29743) $100.00.
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  189. Galin, Rivke; Illustrations Koslovsky, Note. טייבעלע. TAYBELE. Chicago, M. Ceshinsky, 1933. Hardcover, 8vo, 158 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- poems. Edgewear to covers, pages tanned, Very good condition (YIDCHI-5-32) (ID #29719) $100.00.
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  191. Bass, Hyman; B, Yefroikin; Illustrations Leah Port. יידיש פאר ארבעט־בוך און לעיין־:שפראכבוך מיין. MAYN SHPRAKHBUKH: LEYEN- UN ARBET-BUKH FAR YIDISH (VOLUME I ONLY). New York: Aroysgegebn Fun Bildungs-Komitet Fun Arbeter-Ring, 1938. Paper-wrappers, 8vo, 191 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. 2nd Revised edition. Volume I of two. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- language--- readers. OCLC lists 17 copies of this worldwide. Ex-library. Few markings. Edgewear to covers, pages tanned, Very good condition (YIDCHI-5-33Axx) (ID #29720) $100.00.
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  193. Bass, Hyman B; Yefroikin.יידיש פאר בוך לעיין־ און טעארב:שפראכבוך מיין. MAYN SHPRAKHBUKH: ARBET UN LEYEN -BUKH FAR YIDISH (VOLUME II ONLY). New York: Aroysgegebn Fun Bildungs-Komitet Fun Arbeter-Ring, 1933. Cloth, 8vo, 256 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. Volume II of two. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- language--- readers. Edgewear to covers, pages tanned, Very good condition (YIDCHI-5-33B) (ID #29721) $100.00.
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  195. Davidman, Solomon. געשיכטעס - בירא־בידזשאן אין קינדער אידישע. IDISHE KINDER IN BIRO-BIDZSHAN- GESHIKHTE. New York, The Shoulson Press, 1948. Cloth with dustjacket, 8vo, 128/128 pages (double-count), illustrated, Includes portraits, first edition, in Yiddish and English. Added title page in English: “Jewish children in Biro-bidjan. ” 11 stories in both Yiddish and English sections, with 2 additional stories in Yiddish section only. This is an impassioned plea for support from Brooklyn author Solomon Davidman to help Jewish Children in Bir-Bidjan with a history of Nazi attacks on Jews. SUBJECT(S): Jews ---Russian Federation --- Birobidzan. OCLC lists 17 copies of this worldwide. Dustjacket stained and shows some edgewear, inner-pages yellowed, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-34) (ID #29722) $200.00.
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  197. Stiker, Meyer. לידער. LIDER. New York, Amerike, 1945. Cloth, 8vo, 126 pages, in Yiddish, inscribed by author. Title page, designed by Yehudah Tofel. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- Poems. OCLC lists 22 copies of this worldwide. Covers stained, edgewear and cut on spine, inner pages bright and clean, overall very good condition (YIDCHI-5-35) (ID #29723) $150.00.
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  199. Shnaider, Shloime; Illustrations N. Kozlovski Un Sh. Gilder. קונצן און שפילן, רעטענישן,איופגאבן:שפילערייען. SHPILEREYEN: OYFGABN, RET NISHN, SHPILN UN KUNTSN. ERSHTER TEYL (FIRST VOLUME ONLY). New York: Farlag "matones`", 1929. Cloth, 8vo, 128 pages, in Yiddish, illustrated Title page mounted on front cover, SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- magic tricks --- puzzles ---. OCLC lists 9 copies of this worldwide. Covers show edge wear, pages clean, very good condition. (YIDCHI-5-36) (ID #29724) $100.00.
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  201. Congress For Jewish Culture; Illustrations Waletzky, Tsirl. בוך יום־קיכור און ראש־השנה. ROSH-HA’SHANAH UN YOM-KIPPUR BUKH. New York: Aroysg. Fun Dem Shultsenter Baym Yidishn Kultur-Kongres, 1967. Paper-wrappers, 8vo, 12 pages, in Yiddish and English, illustrated, music, Description of the festivals in the back, personalization page on the back of front cover, The Congress for Jewish Culture was founded in 1948 as an umbrella organization serving a dozen other Jewish groups of varied political and cultural stripes. Our goal is to promote Yiddish language and culture; to foster all aspects of Yiddish creativity; and to respond to the Yiddish cultural and educational needs of the American as well as international communities. The Congress attempts to achieve these objectives through a varied program of activities, such as concerts, publications, and art exhibits (from the congress’ website). SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- Rosh Ha’Shanah --- Yom Kippur ---. OCLC lists no copies worldwide. Covers show some wear, pages clean, very good condition. Scarce. (YIDCHI-5-37) (ID #29725) $75.00.
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  203. Tarant, Deborah; Illustrations Pas, Moris. אנפאנגער פאר לײענבוך צװײטער:בוך מײן. MAYN BUKH: TSVEYTER LEYENBUKH FAR ONFANGER. Nyu York: Kooperativer Folks-Farlag Fun Internatsyonaln Arbeter Ordn, 1938. Hardcover, 8vo, 80 pages, in Yiddish, illustrated SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- language--- Readers. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Covers show some wear, pages clean, very good condition. (YIDCHI-5-38) (ID #29726) $100.00.
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  205. Entin, Joel. הױז און שול פאר מעשה׳לאך אידישע:מױל פאלק׳ס פון. FUN FOLK'S MOYL. IDISHE MAY'SEH'LAKH FAR SHUL UN HOYZ…. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1919. Hardcover, 8vo, 201 pages, in Yiddish, illustrated Stories followed by explanations of difficult words and bibliographical notes. Includes bibliographical references. Joel Entein (1875–1959), was a “Yiddish editor, educator, and translator. Entin was born in Pohost, Russia, where he received a traditional religious and secular education. He became active in Hibbat Zion and in 1890 moved to Moscow to work for Bnei Zion. He arrived in New York in 1891 where he audited classes at Columbia University. Although he wrote chiefly in Yiddish, his first publication was an English poem” (EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- language--- Readers --- short stories. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Covers very shaken and loose, first and last page loose, the rest is still bind tightly together, overall good+ condition (YIDCHI-5-39) (ID #29727) $125.00.
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  207. Metzker, Isaac; Illustrations Friedlander, Isaac. טאבי און טאלי. TOLI UN TOBI. New York, Farlag Matones, 1936. Cloth, 8vo, 158 pages, in Yiddish, illustrated, with illustrated cover. Isaac Metzker, editor of the famous "Bintel Briefs" of the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper, was born in the village of Lanovtse (Lanovitz, Lanivtsy), in the southern part of the SRRG region. One of 10 children of David Metzker and Faggy Reich, Isaac stowed away on a ship leaving Bremen when he was in his early 20s. He arrived in the USA in 1924. Isaac wrote for the Yiddish newspaper, The Jewish Daily Forward (Forverts), for decades. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children --- fiction. Shows some shelfwear, very good condition (YIDCHI-5-40xx) (ID #29728) $75.00.
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  209. Metzker, Isaac, 1902-1984. דאן יצחק אברבנאל, 1437־1509. DON YITSHAK ABARBANEL, 1437-1509. Nyu-York: Farlag Kinder-Ring Bey Dem Bildungs-Department Fun Arbeter-Ring, 1941. Cloth, 8vo. 48 pages. In Yiddish. Series: Kinder-ring bibliotek. Illustrated children’s biography of Abravanel, the famous Sephardic theologian. Full page black and white illustrations. SUBJECT (S): Sephardim -- Biography. Abravanel, Isaac, 1437-1508. Responsibility: fun Y. Metsker; ilustrirt fun H Nayshlos. Abrabanel was a “statesman, biblical exegete, and theologian. Offshoot of a distinguished Ibero-Jewish family, Abrabanel (the family name also appears as Abravanel, Abarbanel, Bravanel, etc.) spent 45 years in Portugal, then passed the nine years immediately prior to Spanish Jewry's 1492 expulsion in Castile. At that time an important figure at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella, he chose Italian exile over conversion to Christianity. He spent his remaining years in various centers in Italy where he composed most of his diverse literary corpus, a combination of prodigious biblical commentaries and involved theological tomes” (Avneri, Zvi et al, EJ, 2012). OCLC lists 23 copies worldwide. Very good condition. Kazdan 151. (YIDCHI-2-11) (ID #29749) $100.00.
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  211. Bialostotzky, B. J. (Benjamin Jacob); Illustrations: Kozlovski, Note and Others. בינעלע יינגעלע א פון מעשה א. BINELE: A MAYS´E FUN A YINGELE: VOS HOT ZIKH GELOZT ZUKHN DOS LAND FUN EYBIKN YONTEV. New York, Farlag Kinder Ring Of The Educational Committee Of The Workmen's Circle, 1940. Cloth, 8vo, 96 pages, in Yiddish, illustrated, with illustrated cover. Illustrations: Kozlovski, Note, Kaminski, Sho'el, Port, Le'ah. A boy has a magical journey. Bialostotzky was born in Pumpian, adistrict of Kaunas. He immigrated to the U. S. In 1911 and was a Yiddish journalist and teacher. He was active in the organization of early Yiddish schools in the U. S. And a teacher in the National Radical and Workmen’s Circle schools. He was also a member of the Pedagogical Council of the Workmen’s Circle and was active in various Jewish cultural organizations. He contributed poems and essays to many Yiddish periodicals, including the Jewish Daily Forward, and was co-editor of Yunge Yidishe Kemfer, Di Kinder Velt and on the editorial staff of Yidisher Kemfer and Di Tsayt. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children --- fiction --- short stories. OCLC lists 30 copies worldwide. Shows some shelfwear, corners bumped, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-41) (ID #29730) $75.00.
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  213. Bialostotzky, B. J. 1892-1962. (Benjamin Jacob). Illustrated by E.M. Lilien. מאריס ראזענפעלד: 1923־1862. MORIS ROZENFELD: 1862-1923. Nyu York, N. Y.: Farlag Kinder-Ring Bay Dem Bildung Department Fun Arbayter Ring, 1941. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 48 pages. In Yiddish. Book for children and young adults on the life of the famous Yiddish poet and writer Morris Rosenfeld. Illustrations by Lilien. Photograph of Rosenfeld. Series: Kinder-ring bibliotek; SUBJECT(S): Rosenfeld, Morris, 1862-1923 -- Criticism and interpretation. Responsibility: B. Y. Bialostotski; mit ilustratsyes fun Aba Lilyen. OCLC lists 20 copies worldwide. Light staining to covers, pen mark on front cover. Very good condition. Kazdan 33. (YIDCHI-1-3) (ID #28967) $40.00.
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  215. Weisman, Nochem; Illustrations Zeldin, Y. and Other. ״קינדער־קעמפ״א פון באלאדע די. DI BALADE FUN A "KINDER-KEMP". New York, Gedrukt In Yunyon Skver Pres, 1926. Cloth, 4to, [70] pages (not numbered), in Yiddish, illustrated, with illustrated cover. Illustrations: Y. Zeldin, Mosheh Zolotarov, Yehudah Gombarg un N. Weisman. Foreword Yaakov Levin. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children --- poetry. OCLC lists 5 copies worldwide. Shows some shelfwear, corners chipped, binding repair, otherwise very good condition (YIDCHI-5-43) (ID #29731) $175.00.
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  217. Weisman, Nochem. דאס מיירעלע מיטן רויטן קליידעלע. DOS MEYDELE MITN ROYTN KLEYDELE. Brooklyn; Osborn Press, 1940. Publishers cloth. 4to. [80] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Bound in green cloth, printed on fine paper, text in green ink, with 14 full page block print blue color illustrations. With illustrated title page and frontispiece portrait of the author. This book contains 20 short pieces –some in verse and some in prose –about a little girl in a red dress and her adventures with various birds and small animals. After Nochem Weisman’s death, a secular Yiddish school in Brooklyn was named in his honor. Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish. Poetry. OCLC lists 8 copies. Light soiling to cloth, small tear at bottom of backstrip, outer edges lightly soiled, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-14) (ID #29811) $110.00.
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  219. Weisman, Nochem. לידעלעך מיינ. LIDELEKH MAYNE. Brooklyn; Osborn Press, 1940. Publishers cloth. 4to. [82] pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Bound in green cloth, printed on fine paper, text in blue ink with illustrated block cuts of the alef-beys above text. With illustrated title page and frontispiece portrait of the author. Short rhymed poems for children. The title of each poem represents a letter of the Yiddish alphabet (including the specifically Yiddish letter combinations). Themes are of animals, nature, children, and children at play. After Nochem Weisman’s death, a secular Yiddish school in Brooklyn was named in his honor. Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish. Poetry. OCLC lists 8 copies. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-15) (ID #29812) $140.00.
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  221. International Workers Order. Jewish Schools; International Workers Order. Jewish Section. National School Committee; Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order Of The I. W. O. (U. S.). National School Committee. יונגווארג. YUNGVARG, VOLS 8, 9, & 10 (VOL.8, NO.1 -6/7, VOL.9, NO.1-7, VOL.10, NO.1-4, ALL BOUND TOGETHER). New York: Ordn Shuln, 1945- 1947. Cloth, 4to, Monthly periodicals (except June-Sept.), 16 pages each issue, illustrated. Itche Goldberg (1904-2006) was born in Apt, Poland, and grew up in Warsaw. Since his arrival in Canada in 1920 as a teenager, the name Itche Goldberg has been synonymous with the linke (progressive) Yiddish movement. In 1925 Itche started Yungvelt, Canada's first secular Jewish children's camp. In 1932 he moved to New York City and from 1933 until the mid-1970s he was director of the Yiddish schools and cultural programs of the International Workers Order/Jewish People's Fraternal Order. He founded the journal called ‘Yungvarg’ to record school and camp activities. (JPFO). SUBJECT(S): Children --- magazine --- periodicals. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. Almost all issues are missing the quiz section at the end. Vol.8, No.5 has a tear on page 13/14. Pages tanned, Very good condition (YIDCHI-5-45) (ID #29733) $200.00.
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  223. Congress For Jewish Culture. סוכות און שמחת־תורה בוך. SUKES UN SIMHES-TOYREH BUKH. Nyu York: Shultsenter Baym Yidishn Kultur-Kongres, 1967. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 16 pages. In Yiddish and English. Illustrated workbook for students. With musical notation, reading exercises, and matching games. Includes a glossary in the back. Published by the Congress for Jewish Culture (Kultur-Kongres) for their students. The Congress for Jewish Culture is an “organization devoted to the promotion of secular Jewish culture and the recognition of Yiddish as an indispensable means of Jewish creative expression. Founded in New York in September 1948 at a world conference convoked by American Yiddish cultural agencies and Jewish labor organizations, and participated in by delegates from similar organizations in other lands, the Congress for Jewish Culture set for itself the following basic objectives: to preserve the continuity of Jewish cultural creativity; to foster Jewish education through Yiddish and Yiddish-Hebrew schools; to assist in the publication of literary and scholarly works in Yiddish; and to protect the cultural freedom of the Jews wherever their right to maintain and develop their own culture is threatened…Through its department of education, the Congress seeks to coordinate the activities of the various types of Jewish secular schools” (Sherman, EJ, 2012). No copies listed on OCLC. Nice, clean copy, no ink or pencil markings. Very good condition. Scarce (YIDCHI-2-3) (ID #29745) $50.00.
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  225. Kozanski, Dovid & Mani Leyb, editors. Illustrated by Zuni Maud. דער אינזעל: ‏ליטערארישע זאמעלביכער:ערשטער בוך. DER INZEL: LITERARISHE ZAMELBIKHER: ERSHTER BUKH. Nyu York: Ferlag Inzel, 1918. Half cloth, 8vo, various pagination. In Yiddish. SUBJECT (S): Yiddish literature. Yiddish literature -- Periodicals. Collection of issues of this quarterly periodical devoted to Yiddish literature, edited by Dovid Kozanski un Mani Leyb. Includes “Nyu York in ferzen” (New York in verse) by Mani leyb, illustrated by Zuni Maud. No other volumes published. Spine lightly sunned. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-2-9) (ID #29748) $75.00.
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  227. Rudoy, Pinhas, 1888-1966. (Pini Bal Loshn). דאס אידישע קינד: א לערבוך באשטימט פאר די אידישע קלאסן אין די תלמוד-תורה'ס. DOS IDISHE KIND: A LERBUKH. New York: Hebrew Publishing Co, 1929. Hardcover, 8vo, 104 pages, In Yiddish. Illustrated primer for children. OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (Nat. Library of Israel), Very good condition. Nice, clean copy. (YIDCHI-2-13) (ID #29750) $100.00.
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  229. Friedman, Bezalel, 1897-1941. מײן בוך: לײענבוך פארן דריטן קלאס. MAYN BUKH: LEYENBUKH FARN DRITN KLAS. Nyu York: Kooperativer Folks Farlag, 1938. Cloth, 8vo, 192 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrated stories for children, published by the book league of the International Worker’s Order. SUBJECT(S) Descriptor: Yiddish language -- Readers. Responsibility: Betsalel Fridman; Illustrated by Sh. Kaminski. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide Children’s writing in pencil on inside covers. Wear to spine. Hinges starting. Good + condition. (YIDCHI-2-15) (ID #29751) $125.00.
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  231. Peretz, Isaac Leib, 1851 Or 2-1915. חסידישע מעשה׳לעך. HASIDISHE MAYSELEKH. New York: Hebrew Pub. Co, 1916. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 86 pages. In Yiddish. Series: Yudishe literatur. Publisher’s advertisement on back cover. SUBJECT(S): Hasidic parables. Hasidim --Legends. Responsibility: Y. L. Perets. Peretz was a “Yiddish and Hebrew author. Peretz was one of the three classic Yiddish writers – with S. Y. Abramovitsh and Sholem Aleichem – and the founder of Yiddish modernism. In the first decade of the 20th century he was at the center of an active literary circle in Warsaw. His closest friend was Jacob (Yankev) Dineson, and he was a mentor to many other leading authors such as Sholem Asch, H. D. Nomberg, S. An-ski, A. Reisen, and Y. Y. Trunk. He began writing in Hebrew but is more often remembered for his Yiddish fiction” (Klausner and Frieden, EJ, 2012). OCLC lists only 3 copies worldwide (Nat. Library of Israel, Yeshiva Univ., NYBC). Light staining to back cover, and light buckling. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-2-17) (ID #29752) $125.00.
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  233. Peretz, Isaac Leib, 1851 Or 2-1915. א פעקעל בריעף: האשה מרת חנה. A PEKEL BRIEF (HA-ISHAH MARAT HANAH). New York: Hebrew Pub. Co. 1909. Original paper wrappers, 8vo, 25 pages. In Yiddish. Series: Yudishe literature. Publisher’s advertisement on back cover. Other Titles: Pekel brief. Responsibility: Y. L. Perets. Peretz was a “Yiddish and Hebrew author. Peretz was one of the three classic Yiddish writers – with S. Y. Abramovitsh and Sholem Aleichem – and the founder of Yiddish modernism. In the first decade of the 20th century he was at the center of an active literary circle in Warsaw. His closest friend was Jacob (Yankev) Dineson, and he was a mentor to many other leading authors such as Sholem Asch, H. D. Nomberg, S. An-ski, A. Reisen, and Y. Y. Trunk. He began writing in Hebrew but is more often remembered for his Yiddish fiction” (Klausner and Frieden, EJ, 2012). OCLC lists only one copy worldwide (NYBC). Light water stain and buckling to cover and pages. Light soiling to title page. Good condition. (YIDCHI-2-18) (ID #29753) $125.00.
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  235. Gutman, R. B. 1883. (Raphael). יידיש צווייטער טייל אילוסטרירטע כרעסטאמאטיע צו לערנען קינדער לינען און שרייבן יידיש. YIDISH: ILUSTRIRTE KHRESTOMATYE TSU LERNEN KINDER LEYENEN UN SHRAYBN YIDISH. Nyu York: Hibru Poblishing Kompani, 1936. Hardcover, 8vo, 96 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrated primer to teach children to read and write Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language -- Readers. Children's literature, Yiddish. Responsibility: Refa'el Gutman. OCLC lists only one copy of this edition worldwide (Johns Hopkins Univ.). Ink marking on cover. Children’s writing in pencil on inside front cover. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-2-10) (ID #29756) $75.00.
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  237. Gutman, Raphael, 1883-. אגדות פאר קינדער: צו לייענען אין שול און אין הויז. AGODES FAR KINDER: TSU LEYENEN IN SHUL UN IN HOYZ. New York: Hebrew Publishing Co., 1937. Cloth, small 8vo, 122 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrations by M. Zasfitski. Legends for Children – to read at school and at home. SUBJECT(S): Jewish legends. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Very good condition. Kazdan 50. (YIDCHI-4-1) (ID #28987) $110.00.
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  239. Fichman, Jacob, 1881-1958. פאר שול און פאלק: חרעסטאמאטיע בעשטימט פאר געוועהנליכע און אווענד-שולען. FAR SHUL UN FOLK: HRESTOMATYE: BESHTIMT FAR GEVEHNLIKHE-UN OVEND-SHULEN. Varhe: Farlag A. Gitlin, 1913. Boards and Half cloth, 8vo, 203 pages. In Yiddish. Vocalized. Scarce illustrated reader for students. “For School and Folk: Anthology for Secular and Evening Schools”. The first book by Fichman, who was an important writer for children. He was a Zionist, and wrote mostly in Hebrew. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language -- Readers. Yaakov Fikhman. OCLC lists only 3 copies worldwide. (Johns Hopkins, Mcgill, National Yiddish Book Center). Edgewear and pieces missing from corners of covers. Pages tanned and somewhat fragile, but still in good condition. Edgewear to last few pages. Overall, Fair condition. (YIDCHI-2-14) (ID #29757) $150.00.
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  241. Bassein, Leon [L. Baseyn, Leon Elbe]. פון די קליינע קינדער׳ס וועגען: מעשה׳לאך פאר קינדער. FUN DI KLEYNE KINDER'S VEGEN: MAYSELAKH FAR KINDER... Nyu York: Hibru Poblishing Kompani, 1921. Half cloth, 8vo, 6, [7]-256 pages. In Yiddish. “From the small child's wagon, stories for children”. 54 short stories with illustrations. SUBJECT(S): Children's literature, Yiddish. Author's pseudonymn and name [L. Baseyn] Leon Elbe at head of title. OCLC lists 13 copies worldwide. Wear to cover and spine. Text in very good condition. (YIDCHI-2-16) (ID #29758) $100.00.
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  243. Segal, Beryl. משה מענדלסאן: 1729־1786. MOSHE MENDLSON: 1729-1786. New York: Farlag Kinder-Ring Bay Der Bildungs-Komitet Fun Arbeter-Ring, 1941. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 46 pages. In Yiddish. Biography for students of Moses Mendelssohn. Illustrated with reproductions on paintings of Mendelssohn and his times. Series: Kinder-ring bibliotek; SUBJECT(S): Rabbis -- Biography. Named Person: Mendelssohn, Moses, 1729-1786. OCLC lists 17 copies worldwide. Light wear and stining to covers. Cltoh tape on spine fraying at bottom. Good condition. (YIDCHI-2-4) (ID #29759) $50.00.
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  245. Kaminski, Y. איך לערן זיך יידיש: א לייען־ און שפיל־בוך פאר אנפאנגער. IKH LERN ZIKH YIDISH: A LEYEN- UN SHPIL-BUKH FAR ONFANGER. New York; Bildungs-Komitet Fun Arbeter-Ring, 1938. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 112 pages. 25 cm. Fourth edition. “I Learn Yiddish” is Y. Kaminski's tutorial for the alef-beys and beyond, replete with songs, poems, stories, and illustrations. Published by the Education Committee of the Workmen’s Circle. Illustrated by Peretz and Saul Kaminsky. Printed in black, red and turquoise ink. Subjects: Yiddish language - Readers. Children's literature, Yiddish. OCLC lists 13 copies. Covers lightly worn at edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-1) (ID #29762) $50.00.
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  247. Yood, Nochum; Note Kozlovski. ליכטיקע מינוטן. LIKHTIKE MINUTN. New York; Arbeter Ring, 1932. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 159 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “Light Minutes”; poems written for juveniles by Nochum Yood, beautifully illustrated by Note Kozlovski. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering and pastedown gilt woodcut illustration on cover. Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish. Kozlovski, Note, 1906- illus. Backstrip torn at edges, cloth covers aged and worn at edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-6-2) (ID #29763) $100.00.
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  249. Mlotek, Joseph; Ayala Gordon. יידישע קינדער. YIDISHE KINDER. New York; Bildung-Komitet Fun Arbeter-Ring, 1959. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 104 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Added title page in English: Jewish children. Illustrated by Ayelah Gordon. A primer in Yiddish for children, published by the Education Committee of the Workmens Circle; this is letter Alef, the first appearance, of this post-war Yiddish primer. Subjects: Yiddish language - Readers - English speakers. Yiddish language - Study and teaching (Elementary). Yiddish language - Textbooks. OCLC lists 20 copies. Hinges starting; pencil doodles on front cover and throughout the first few pages. Otherwise fresh. Fair condition. (YIDCHI-6-3) (ID #29764) $50.00.
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  251. Simon, Solomon; Aharon Gudlman. שמערל נאר: די געשיכטע פון אן אומבאקאנטן העלד. SHMERL NAR: DI GESHIKHTE FUN AN UMBAKANTN HELD. New York; Farlag Matones, 1931. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 104 pages. 24 cm. Second edition. In Yiddish. Translated title: “Shmerl the Fool: The Story of an Unknown Hero. ” Bound in blue cloth and color-printed pictorial onlay. Solomon Simon (1895-1970) was a prolific Yiddish writer, famous for his children’s stories and as a leading figure of the Sholem Aleichem Folks Institute. “Shmerl Nar” (later translated as The Wandering Beggar), is about a Jewish simpleton accomplishing accidental “miracles” as he wandered about Russian towns. Farlag Matones was founded by “the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system... [and] as a publisher of children’s books but became a leading publisher of Yiddish literature and of well-known authors such as Menahem Boraisha, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hillel Zeitlin, Aaron Zeitlin” (Guide to the Yivo Archives, 2012). Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish. Children's story. OCLC lists 30 copies worldwide. Light tear to top edge of backstrip, light wear to covers, hinges starting. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-4xxxx) (ID #29765) $50.00.
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  253. Simon, Solomon; Note Kozlovski. ראָבערטס ווענטורעס. ROBERTS VENTURES. New York; Farlag Matones, 1938. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 192 pages. 22 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “Robert’s Adventures. ” Bound in pink cloth with color-printed pictorial onlay. Black and white illustrations by Note Kozlovski. Solomon Simon (1895-1970) was a prolific Yiddish writer, famous for his children’s stories and as a leading figure of the Sholem Aleichem Folks Institute. Farlag Matones was founded by “the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system... [and] as a publisher of children’s books but became a leading publisher of Yiddish literature and of well-known authors such as Menahem Boraisha, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hillel Zeitlin, Aaron Zeitlin” (Guide to the Yivo Archives, 2012). Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish. OCLC lists 15 copies. Light wear to cloth, backstrip lightly soiled, previous owners inscription on table of contents, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-6xx) (ID #29769) $75.00.
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  255. Simon, Solomon; Isaac Friedlender. דאס קלוגע שניידערל. DOS KLUGE SHNAYDERL. New York; Farlag Matones, 1933. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 127 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “The Clever Little Tailor. ” Bound in dark green cloth with color-printed pictorial onlay. Black and white woodcuts and historiated initials by Isaac Friedlender. Solomon Simon (1895-1970) was a prolific Yiddish writer, famous for his children’s stories and as a leading figure of the Sholem Aleichem Folks Institute. Farlag Matones was founded by “the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system... [and] as a publisher of children’s books but became a leading publisher of Yiddish literature and of well-known authors such as Menahem Boraisha, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hillel Zeitlin, Aaron Zeitlin” (Guide to the Yivo Archives, 2012). Subjects: Children's stories, Yiddish. Backstrip lightly tanned, light wear to cloth, light soiling to a few edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-7) (ID #29771) $75.00.
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  257. Kopeloff, Isidore; Todros Geller. אמאָליקע יאָרן: איבערלעבונגען פון א אידיש אינגל אין דער אלטער היים. AMOLIKE YORN: IBERLEBUNGEN FUN A IDISH INGEL IN DER ALTER HEYM. New York; Farlag Matones, 1931. Publisher cloth. 8vo. 208 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Bound in dark blue cloth with color-printed pictorial onlay, includes frontispiece photograph of the author. Illustrated by Todos Geller and a foreword from the editors; “Former Years” is an abridgement of the anarchist Isodore Kopeloff's book “Amol iz geven” (published 1926), the memoirs of his youth in Lithuania and the first years of his life in New York City. Farlag Matones was founded by “the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system... [and] as a publisher of children’s books but became a leading publisher of Yiddish literature and of well-known authors such as Menahem Boraisha, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hillel Zeitlin, Aaron Zeitlin” (Guide to the Yivo Archives, 2012). Subjects: Childrens Literature, Yiddish. Jews - Lithuania - Social life and customs. Kopeloff, Isidore, 1859-1933. Lithuania - Ethnic relations. OCLC lists 29 copies. Outer edge lightly dusted, backstrip lightly worn, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-5) (ID #29768) $100.00.
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  259. Kreplak, Jacob; Note Kozlovski. יונגװארג. YUNGVARG. New York; Farlag Matones, 1935. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 190 [2] pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “Young People. ” Bound in blue cloth with color-printed pictorial onlay. Black and white illustrations by Note Kozlovski. A large collection of short stories about life on the lower east side by Jacob Kreplak. Farlag Matones was founded by “the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system... [and] as a publisher of children’s books but became a leading publisher of Yiddish literature and of well-known authors such as Menahem Boraisha, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hillel Zeitlin, Aaron Zeitlin” (Guide to the Yivo Archives, 2012). OCLC lists 28 copies. Subjects: Yiddish literature. Short stories, Yiddish. Backstrip lightly tanned, light wear to cloth, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-6-8) (ID #29772) $100.00.
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  261. Kreplak, Jacob; Alis Gorman. מעשות פאר יונגווארג. MAYSES FAR YUNGVARG. New York; Yakov Kreplyak Bukh Komitet, 1947. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 333 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Verso title page: Stories for Young Folks; Maises far Yungvarg. Published by the Jacob Kreplak Memorial Fund. With frontispiece portrait of the author. Contains a biography of the author by Herman Frank; glossary of foreign words; short stories and a play for children. Subjects: Children’s Literature, Yiddish. OCLC lists 22 copies. Previous owners name on endpage, light soiling to cloth, light soiling to outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-18) (ID #29815) $125.00.
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  263. Leib, Mani; Emanuel Romano. א מעשהלע אין גראמען פון דריי זין מיט א מאמען. A MAYSELE IN GRAMEN FUN DRAY ZIN MIT A MAMEN. New York; Ferlag Kinder Ring, 1937. Publishers cloth. 4to. 44 pages. 26 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Color printed pictorial onlay over boards. Published by the Educational Committee of the Workmen’s Circle for the youth of Camp Kinder Ring, this fairy tale about a mother and her three sons who live in infinite poverty at the foot of a mountain was written by the respected avant-garde Yiddish proletarian poet Mani Leib, with six full page color illustrations by the artist Emanuel Romano. ”Mani Leib (pseudonym of Mani Leib Brahinsky; 1883–1953), Yiddish poet. Born in Nizhyn (Chernigov district, Ukraine), Mani Leib arrived in the U. S. In 1905 after having participated in the Russian revolutionary movement. He immediately began publishing poems in New York's leading Yiddish periodicals and in the anthologies of the American Yiddish literary movement Di Yunge, which had impressionistic, art-for-art's-sake poetic principles that Leib helped to establish and followed faithfully. Largely eschewing social concerns, he crafted formally unified poems that affirmed a belief in the ability of art to compensate for human suffering. His ‘sound poems’ drew renewed attention to the Yiddish language through their skillful use of alliteration and repetition. His most prolific year was 1918 when 11 of his collections appeared. His ballads and tales were incorporated into the Yiddish school curriculum and formed the basis of his widespread popularity. In 1925 he was coeditor of ‘Insel’ one of the principal anthologies of Di Yunge. ” (EJ 2008) Farlag Matones was founded by “the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system... [and] as a publisher of children’s books but became a leading publisher of Yiddish literature and of well-known authors such as Menahem Boraisha, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hillel Zeitlin, Aaron Zeitlin” (Guide to the Yivo Archives, 2012). Subjects: Yiddish Literature. Children. Hinges starting, edges of covers bumped, light soiling to margins, some page edges brittle. Clean. Good- condition. Important. (YIDCHI-6-9xx) (ID #29773) $200.00.
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  265. Nadir, Moishe. א לאמפ אפן פענצטער. A LOMP AFN FENTSTER. New York; Farlag "Narayev", 1929. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 192 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Finely printed edition of Yiddish poetry, with decorative brown ink device in the page margins, and authors portrait as frontispiece. With backpage English handwritten dedication from the author: “To a potential bolshevik / George Siegel / from the author / Sept 1930”. The poet “Moyshe Nadir was the pseudonym chosen by the American Yiddish writer Isaac Reiss, born in Galicia in 1885. He arrived in America at the age of 13, and within a few years was writing poems, drama reviews, and satires for leading Yiddish journals. The pseudonym Nadir (“na dir, ” as in “take this” or “take this and choke on it”) embodies some of the daring, acid humor of his work in leftist Yiddish publications — the Frayhayt, Hamer, and Signal — during the 1920s and ’30s. ” (Joel Schechter, ‘In a Moyshenadirish World’, Jewish Currents summer 2010). Farlag Matones was founded by “the Sholem Aleichem Folk Institute, an organization established in New York in 1918 to coordinate a secular Yiddish school system... [and] as a publisher of children’s books but became a leading publisher of Yiddish literature and of well-known authors such as Menahem Boraisha, Jacob Glatstein, Chaim Grade, Moses (Moyshe) Leib Halpern, Leibush Lehrer, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Hillel Zeitlin, Aaron Zeitlin” (Guide to the Yivo Archives, 2012). Subjects: Yiddish poetry. OCLC lists 30 copies. Light chipping to edges of backstrip, light wear and ageing to edges, clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-11) (ID #29775) $150.00.
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  267. Gelman, M. מיין יידיש בוך: דריי. MAYN YIDISH BUKH DRAY. New York; Farlag Fun Dem Yidishn Fraternaln Folks-Ordn, 1945. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 165 [3] pages. 23 cm. Book two in the “My Yiddish Book” primer series; a four part graduated primer in Yiddish reading and left-wing culture (published 1944-1946). Illustrated by Morris Pas. Bound in orange cloth with color printed onlay pastedown. Published by the Yiddish Cooperative Book League of the Jewish People’s Fraternal Order, the large Yiddish section of the left-wing International Workers Order (IWO), “a Communist-affiliated, ethnically organized fraternal order, was founded in 1930 following a split from the Workmen's Circle. At its peak, shortly after World War II, the IWO had almost 200, 000 members and provided low-cost health and life insurance, medical and dental clinics, and supported foreign-language newspapers, cultural and educational activities. The IWO was put on the Attorney General's list of subversive organizations in 1947 which ultimately led to the liquidation of the IWO in 1954.” (Tamiment Library). Subjects: Yiddish language - Readers. Readers (Primary). Children's literature, Yiddish. OCLC lists 7 copies. Pencilled writing on first endpage from previous owner. Light soiling to covers, hinge exposed but firm. Good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-12) (ID #29809) $50.00.
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  269. Borodulin, Lazar. אויף יענער זײט סמבטיון. װיסענשאפטליכעער און פאנטאסטישער ראמאן. OYF YENER ZAYT SAMBATYON. VISENSHAFTLIKHER UN FANTASTISHER ROMAN. New York; A. Slutski, 1929. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 190 pages. 20 cm. First edition. “On the Other Side of Sambatyon. Science fiction novel. ” On of the few, if only, original Yiddish science fiction novels, written by Lazar Borodulin (1879-1947), editor for Der Tog: “As far as original science fiction novels in Yiddish, I know of only one genuine example: Af yener zayt Sambatyon, by one L. Borodulin (1929). Borodulin was a Yiddish journalist who wrote mostly science articles for Der Tog. His novel, by the way, earns a footnote in Irving Howe's World of Our Fathers (p. 546). My wife and I have read the first 50 or so pages together; it's mostly pretty entertaining--about a journalist in search of a mad scientist who has found his way to the land of the Red Jews after having invented a death ray. The Sambatyon river, it turns out, is made of a series of geysers--hence the regular eruptions that have prevented travelers (all accept this scientist and journalist, apparently) from crossing it all these years... An intriguing mix of (Jewish) mythology and contemporary problems--like all the best science fiction in other languages. ” [Review by Marc Caplan in “Mendele: Yiddish literature and language”; Vol. 10.004; June 2, 2000]. Subjects: Yiddish Literature. OCLC lists 17 copies. Light wear to cloth, light foxing to outer edges and endpages, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (YIDCHI-6-13) (ID #29810) $125.00.
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  271. Chaver-Paver (Gershon Einbinder); Gudlman, Aharon (Illustrator) New York: Farlag Matones` Bam Sholem Aleykhem Folk-Institut. מעשהלאך פאווערס -כאווער. KHAVER-PAVERS MAYSELAKH. 1925. Hardbound, 8vo, 96 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. Contents: Yankele shneyele un andere. "Chaver Paver" was the pen name of Gershon Einbinder. Einbinder was born on February 8, 1901 in Bershad (today Ukraine). At the age of 19, he moved to Romania and eventually settled in the United States in 1924. He lived in New York and Los Angeles, where he died in 1964. Chaver Paver made his debut in Yiddish literature in the 1920s as a children’s writer. He wrote five volumes of children’s stories and several plays. However, the majority of his literary works were stories and novels for adults. SUBJECT(S): children --- fiction --- short stories --- Yiddish. Edge wear to covers, very clean and bright pages inside, very good condition (YIDCHI-5-10Axxx) (ID #29697) $150.00.
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  273. Chaver-Paver; Moses Soyer. וואוויק: מעשה׳לך פון א בראנזווילער הינטעלע. VOVIK: MAYSEH-LEKH FUN A BRONZVILER HINTELE. Los Angeles; Khaver-Paver Bukh Komitet, 1947. Publishers cloth. 4to.125 pages. 29 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. “Vovik; Stories of a little dog in Brownsville (Brooklyn). ” Illustrations by Moses Soyer; book design by Morris Pass. Bound in beige linen cloth; with 34 full page color illustrations; some text and all illustrations printed in orange ink. “Chaver Paver is the pen-name of the esteemed Yiddish writer Gershon Einbinder. Einbinder was born on February 8, 1901 in Bershad. At the age of 19, he moved to Romania and eventually settled in the United States in 1924. He lived in New York and Los Angeles, where he died in 1964. Chaver Paver made his debut in Yiddish literature in the 1920s as a children’s writer. He wrote five volumes of children’s stories and several plays. However, the majority of his literary works were stories and novels for adults. American Yiddish literature always maintained a close connection to its readers, and Chaver Paver did not break from that tradition. He wrote of the movement from the shtetlach to the United States and the tone of his writing always expressed the compassion he felt for his reading public. … Chaver Paver’s style is unique in Yiddish prose. There is no sense of distance between the writer and the reader and his writings have the sing-song quality of a storyteller, giving the impression of improvisation. The stories move fast, often featuring children, as well as real and imaginary animals that possess human characteristics. ” [Yiddishkayt.org] Subjects: Children's literature, Yiddish. Cloth heavily soiled on back cover, last two endpages soiled. Topmost edges wavy, possibly from water damage. Otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YIDCHI-6-16) (ID #29813) $55.00.
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  275. Chaver-Paver (Gershon Einbinder), Illustrations: Lui Bunin. לאבזיק הינטעלע קלוגן וועגן מייסעלעך:לאבזיק. LABZIK: MAYSELEKH VEGN KLUGN HINTELE LABZIK (VOLUME 1 ONLY). Nyu-York: Internatsionaler Arbeter Ordn, 1935. Cloth, 8vo, 79 pages, illustrated, in Yiddish. Volume 1 of 2. "Chaver Paver" was the pen name of Gershon Einbinder. Einbinder was born on February 8, 1901 in Bershad (now Ukraine). At the age of 19, he moved to Romania and eventually settled in the United States in 1924. He lived in New York and Los Angeles, where he died in 1964. Chaver Paver made his debut in Yiddish literature in the 1920s as a children’s writer. He wrote five volumes of children’s stories and several plays. However, the majority of his literary works were stories and novels for adults. Labzik is a dog story by Chaver-Paver (Gershon Einbinder), who managed to make 1930s leftist politics engaging and funny to students of the International Workers Order's Yiddish shuls. Amusingly illustrated by Louis Bunin. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish --- children ---- fiction. OCLC lists 26 copies worldwide. Cover shows edgewear and has stains, pencil markings inside, otherwise very good copy (YIDCHI-5-15xxx) (ID #29702) $100.00.
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  277. Borenstein, S. פון װײטע װעלט־טײלן: קינדער מײסעלעך. FUN VAYTE VELT-TEYLN. KINDER MAYSELEKH. Chicago; Farlag M. Tseshinski, 1936. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 214 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Added title page: From Far Continents; Stories for Children; by Samuel Borenstein. Chicago, Ill., M. Ceshinsky, 1936. Bound in red cloth, gilt title, and pictorial onlay bordered in gilt, all edges gilt; with decorative tissue endpaper and frontispiece portrait of the author. Profusely illustrated, with an emphasis on the habitat of Australia. Published under the auspices of the Museum of Natural History of the Jewish People’s Institute of Chicago by the curator and founder of the museum S. Borenstein. Subjects: Natural history - Juvenile literature. Nature stories. Children's stories, Yiddish. OCLC lists 12 copies. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. A beautiful book (YIDCHI-6-17) (ID #29814) $200.00.
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  279. Erlikh, Haiman. וואקסן, וואקסן בלימעלעך: קינדער-לידער. VAKSN, VAKSN BLIMELEKH: KINDER-LIDER. Johannesburg; Kayor Publishers, 1964. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 46 pages. 23 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Verso title page: Waksen, Waksen, Blimelech (Children’s Verses). Bound in yellow cloth, letterpress printed, text in green ink, with decorative borders and illustrations throughout. Hyman Ehrlich (1908–1981) wrote children's verses, satirical works; his later volumes were devoted to more somber themes. The publisher, Kayor, was established in 1949, and in collaboration with the Di Dorem Afrikaner Yiddishe Kultur Federatzie “inaugurated the most productive era in local Yiddish publishing. South Africa became an important center of Yiddish creativity. From 1949 to 1962, Kayor, in association with the Kultur Federatzie, published six collections of essays and short stories, six volumes of poetry and one novel, together with all the journalism and most of the Yiddish and Hebrew occasional publications in South Africa. ” (EJ 2008; South African Literature). Subjects: Authors, Yiddish. OCLC lists 15 copies. Previous protective jacket has left a tape residue line across the endpages; upper edge lightly soiled from dust; otherwise fine. Very good + condition. A beautiful book. (YIDCHI-6-20) (ID #29817) $150.00.
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  281. [N. L. ]. מעשהלעך. MAYSELEKH. Winnipeg; Aroysgegebn Fun Der Y. L. Perets Shul, [1940?]. No Date (1940?) Later cloth. 12mo. 40 pages. 19 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Published by the Y. L. Perets Folk Shuln in Winnipeg, Canada. In the series “Literatur far der shul” number 1. A second book was published in the series, titled “Di Fon. ” ‘Mayselekh’ is a collection of short stories in simple prose, intended for native speakers of six to seven years, including a Yiddish version of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears. ’ With nine illustrations throughout the text; bound in later boards and cloth. “The I. L. Peretz Folk School began in 1914 and was originally called the Jewish Radical School. The name was changed in 1915 to honour the Yiddish writer I. L. Peretz. It was a secular program, stressing Yiddish language and Jewish history. The Yiddisher Yugend Farein, a cultural organization founded by new immigrants, began the school. The program introduced a number of innovations to Jewish education in Winnipeg, including kindergarten and day school. ” (History; Gray Academy of Jewish Education). Subjects: Childrens Stories, Yiddish. OCLC lists two copies (OSU, Yiddish Book Center). Light soiling to outer edges and title page, overall clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-21) (ID #29826) $175.00.
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  283. Vol, Yosef. דאס ערשטע בוך. DOS ERSHTE BUKH [TEYL ‘B’]. New York; Shule Un Heym, 1921. Publishers cloth. 12mo. 92 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Volume two of the “The First Book” published by Joseph Wall, a Yiddish primer for young children. Includes 30 illustrations throughout the text. Joseph Wall was later a Yiddish teacher at the Sholem Aleichem Folkshul in the Bronx. Subjects: Yiddish language - Readers. Children's literature, Yiddish. OCLC lists three copies (HUC, Yale, Yiddish Book Center). Cloth worn, with original pastedown faded. All pages soiled in margins from previous use, with light foxing throughout, and penciled writing on endpage. Fairly clean, and all text crisp. Good condition. (YIDCHI-6-22) (ID #29827) $125.00.
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  285. Glaser, Moishe. שבת, יום טוב, חול המועד / פראנק און פרײ / מעשה בראשית / לוסטיק, לעבעדיק, פרײליך / גוײם זינגען / תכלית. [MOISHE GLASER; SIX VOLUME SET] SHABES, YONTEV, HALEMOYED / FRANK UN FRAY / MAYSE BREYSHES / LUSTIK, LEBEDIK, FREYLIKH / GOYIM ZINGEN / TAKHLIS. Los Angeles; Farlag Moshe, 1957-1962. Original stiff wrappers. 8vo.16, 18, 16, 18, 18, 42 pages. 16 by 25 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Volumes of poetry and literature by Moishe Glaser, published annually from 1957 to 1962. All volumes designed by B. Malchi; multiple illustrations and photographic plates throughout each volume; most stories and poems based on biblical themes. The last volume, “Tachliss (Objective) ” is a work of drama. We have every work published consecutively by Moishe Glaser for the years 1957 through 1962; but do not have a later work - ‘Fun di shames fun der alter kloyz’ - published in 1965, which ostensibly was published in a similar format. Subjects: Fasts and feasts - Judaism - Juvenile literature. Children's poetry, Yiddish. Yiddish literature. Generally fewer than 5 copies of each individual part listed on OCLC. Rarely offered for sale together. Lightly soiled and aged covers and outer edges, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-24) (ID #29829) $275.00.
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  287. Glaser, Moishe. מעשה בראשית:מעשהלעך פון דער סדרה בראשית און פון דער סדרה נח. MAYSE BREYSHES. Los Angeles: Farlag "moishe", 1959. Original stiff wrappers. 8vo. 16 pages. 17 x 24 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. On back cover: “Bible Stories from the Book of Genesis: (cosmogony). ” One of Moishe Glaser’s annually self published works of literature; cover designed by B. Malchi; contains four illustrations. Subjects: Children's poetry, Yiddish. OCLC lists 7 copies. Light ageing to outer edges of covers, otherwise fine. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-6-25) (ID #29830) $30.00.
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  289. Elbe, Leon (Leon Bassein). די אידישע שפראך: א אידיש לעהר־בוך מיט בילדער: אין צװײ אפטײלונגען: פאר אנפאנגער און העכערע תלמידים. DI IDISHE SHPRAKH: A IDISH LEHR-BUKH MIT BILDER: IN TSVEY OPTEYLUNGEN: FAR ONFANGER UN HEKHERE TALMIDIM. Nyu York: M. Gorevitsh Bukhhandlung (M. Gurewitch), 1915. Boards, 8vo, ix 126 pages. In Yiddish. An early illustrated Yiddish primer for beginners and more advanced students. Interesting because of the juxtaposition of illustrations from the old world and the new - a lobster and a trolley car on the same page as a goat and a wheel. Based on an earlier edition by Joel Entin. SUBJECT(S): Yiddish language -- Readers. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Yale, Brandeis, Nat Lib Israel), and only 1 copy worldewide of the 1st edition of 1914 (Nat Lib Israel). Endpapers tanned. Pages tanning. Good condition. Scarce. (YIDCHI-1-4) (ID #28968) $150.00.
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  291. Dineson, Jacob, 1856-1919. Levin, Yakov, 1884-1958. יאסעלע: דערציילונגען פון אידישן לעבן. YOSELE: DERTSEYLUNG FUN IDISHN LEBN FUN YAAKOV DINEZON. New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1933. Cloth, 8vo, 154 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrated. “Yosele: Stories from Jewish Life by Jacob Dinezon”. With a brief 2 page biography of Dineson by JacobLevin. With brief dictionary in back also by Levin. SUBJECT(S): Children's literature, Yiddish. Jacob Dineson (1856–1919), was a “Yiddish novelist. Dineson, who was born near Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, received a traditional Jewish education and was influenced by the Haskalah movement. Before turning to Yiddish, he wrote Hebrew articles in Ha-Maggid, Ha-Meli, and Ha-Shahar. His first Yiddish novel, Be-Ovoyn Oves ("For the Parents' Sins, " 1876), was banned by the Russian censor. Not until 13 years later and after rebutting H. Graetz 's denunciation of Yiddish, did he publish his second novel, which won the hearts of Yiddish readers and sold more than 200, 000 copies: Ha-Ne'ehovim ve-ha-Ne'imim oder der Shvartse Yungermantshik ("The Beloved and the Pleasant or The Black Youth, " 1877). He was the pioneer of the Yiddish sentimental novel, and retained the affection of the Yiddish reading public with his Even Negef ("Stumbling Block, " 1890), Hershele ("Little Hershl, " 1891), and Yosele ("Little Yosl, " 1899). He also took the lead in modernizing elementary Jewish education through secular schools which were often called Dineson Schools. A close friend of I. L. Peretz, he helped establish the latter's fame” (Shmeruk and Spinner, EJ, 2012). OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Wear and light sunning to spine. Very good condition. Kazdan 72. (YIDCHI-1-7) (ID #28971) $50.00.
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  293. Rubakin, N. A. 1862-1946. (Nikolai Aleksandrovich). א מעשה מיט א יידישן דאקטער. A MAYSE MIT A YIDISHN DOKTOR. New York: Farlag Arbeter Ring, 1945. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 32 pages. In Yiddish. “A Story with a Jewish Doctor”. Series: K' Inder-ring bibliotek. SUBJECT(S): Russian fiction -- Translations into Yiddish. OCLC lists 10 copies worldwide. Very good condition. Kazdan 211. (YIDCHI-1-8) (ID #28972) $50.00.
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  295. Hofman, Leah Kapilowitz, 1898-1952. אין קינדערלאנד. IN KINDERLAND. Nyu York: M. Yankovitsh, 1927. Cloth, 8vo, 218 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrations by A. Volkovitsh un Yo'el Levit. Children’s poetry. Frontispiece photograph of the author. OCLC lists 10 copies of the 1927 edition worldwide. Wear and some fraying to spine. Wear to covers. Hinges starting. Good condition. Kazdan 76. (YIDCHI-1-11) (ID #28974) $50.00.
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  297. Landau, Zishe, 1889-1937. Kopman, Benjamin, b.1887. עס איז גארנישט ניט געשען: קאמעדיעס אין פערזן. ES IZ GORNISHT NIT GESHEN; KOMEDIES IN FERZN. New York: Zisha Landau, 1937. Cloth, large 8vo, 150 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrations by B. Kopman. “Nothing happened, four plays in verse”. Yiddish dramas. Contents: Der bloyer nakhtigal -- Der royter nakhtigal -- Shipe zibele -- Dzshimi fun Skotland Yard. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Water staining and some buckling, primarily to first 55 pages and last few pages. Some soiling to first several pages. Text in good condition. (YIDCHI-1-12) (ID #28975) $50.00.
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  299. Lipson, Mordekhai, 1885-1958. די וועלט דערציילט. DI VELT DERTSEYLT: MAYSEH'LAKH UN VERTLAKH, AYNFALN UN HAMTSOES, MIDES UN HANHOGES FUN ANSHEY-SHEM BAY IDN. Nyu-York: Farlag "doyres,", 1928. Cloth, 8vo, 319 pages. In Yiddish. “The World Tells: Stories and Sayings…” Collection of brief stories and sayings organized by topics related to Jewish life. SUBJECT(S): Jews – Anecdotes. Responsibility: geklibn un iberdertseylt fun M. Lipson. OCLC lists only two copies worldwide (Univ. Of Ottowa, MacGill Univ.) Decorated endpapers. Spine sunned with small tear. Wear to covers. Hinges repaired. Good condition. Scarce. (YIDCHI-1-13) (ID #28976) $135.00.
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  301. Mishkin, Mordekhai, 1894-1949. קהל חסידים: ושבחי בעל שם טוב: װונדערליכע מעשיות פון רבי ישראל בעל־שם טוב און זײנע תלמידים... KEHAL HASIDIM: VE-SHIVHE BA' AL SHEM TOV: VUNDERLIKHE MAYSES FUN REBE YISROEL BAL SHEM TOYV UN ZAYNE TALMIDIM. [New York]: Star Hebrew Book Co, 1928. Hardcover, 8vo, 186 pages. In Yiddish. Hasidim and the Followers of the Baal Shem Tov. Stories of the Baal Shem Tov and his students. Complied from various sources by B. Parnas. SUBJECT(S): Hasidim. Baal Shem Tov, ca. 1700-1760. Very good + condition. (YIDCHI-1-14) (ID #28977) $135.00.