CATALOG 162:

THE YIDDISH LEFT. 131 IMPRINTS FROM THE 20TH CENTURY

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Nrs. 114-125 Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER Nyu York; 1926-1938

 

 

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INTRODUCTION

The Jewish people have a rich history of involvement in socialism, Marxism, and Western liberalism, and many well-known figures on the left have been Jews. Examples include Karl Marx, Moses Hess, Herbert Marcuse, Murray Bookchin, Saul Alinsky, Tristan Tzara, Leon Trotsky, Leon Blum, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Eric Hobsbawm, Harold Laski, Betty Friedan, Abbie Hoffman, Rosa Luxemburg, Emma Goldman, Rose Schneiderman, Muriel Rukeyser, Susan Sontag, and Howard Zinn.

 

Jewish leftism arguably has its philosophic roots in the Jewish Enlightenment, or Haskalah, led by thinkers such as Moses Mendelssohn, as well as the support of many European Jews such as Ludwig Börne for republican ideals in the aftermath of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a movement for Jewish Emancipation spread across Europe, strongly associated with the emergence of political liberalism, based on the Enlightenment principles of rights and equality under the law.

 

With the rise of industrialization in the late nineteenth century, a Jewish working class emerged in the cities of Eastern and Central Europe. Before long, a Jewish labor movement emerged too. The Jewish Labor Bund – General Jewish Labor Union – was formed in Vilna in Lithuania in 1897. Distinctive Jewish Anarchist and socialist organizations formed and spread across the Jewish Pale of Settlement in the Russian Empire. As Zionism grew in strength as a political movement, socialist Zionist parties were formed, such as Ber Borochov’s Poale Zion.

 

As Eastern European Jews migrated West from the 1880s, these ideologies took root in growing Jewish communities, such as London’s East End, Paris's Pletzl, New York’s Lower East Side and Buenos Aires.

 

As with the American revolution of 1776, the French revolution of 1789 and the German revolution of 1848, many Jews worldwide welcomed the Russian revolution of 1917, celebrating the fall of a regime that had presided over Antisemitic pogroms, and believing that the new order in what was to become the Soviet Union would bring improvements in the situation of Jews in those lands. Many Jews became involved in Communist parties, constituting large proportions of their membership in many countries, including Great Britain and the U.S. There were specifically Jewish sections of many Communist parties, such as the Yevsektsiya in the Soviet Union

 

With the advent of fascism in parts of Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, many Jews responded by becoming actively involved in the left, and particularly the Communist parties, which were at the forefront of the anti-fascist movement.

 

In World War II, the Jewish left played a major part in resistance to Nazism. For example, Bundists and left Zionists were key in Żydowska Organizacja Bojowa and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (see, for example, nr. 50, below).

 

In the twentieth century, especially after the Second Aliyah, socialist Zionism - first developed in Russia by the Marxist Ber Borochov and the non-Marxists Nachman Syrkin and A. D. Gordon - became a powerful force in the Yishuv, the Jewish settlement in Palestine. Poale Zion, the Histadrut labour union and the Mapai party played a major part in the campaign for an Israeli state, with socialist politicians like David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir among the founders of the nation. At the same time, the kibbutz movement was an experiment in practical socialism.

 

In the 1940s, many on the left advocated a binational state in Israel/Palestine, rather than an exclusively Jewish state. This position was taken by Hannah Arendt and Martin Buber, for example. Since independence in 1948, there has been a lively Israeli left, both Zionist (the Labour Party, Meretz) and anti-Zionist (Palestine Communist Party, Maki) (Wikipedia, 2013).



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CONTENTS:

 

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  1. Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich. מאדערנע וויסענשאפט און אנארכיע MODERNE VISENSHAFT UN ANARKHYE. London; Arbayter Fraynd, 1913. Original Cloth. 8vo. VI, 380, XX pages. 22 cm. First Yiddish edition. Bound in decorative green cloth, with gilt title on spine. Kropotkin’s ‘Modern Science and Revolution’, translated by Rudolf Rocker, published by the London Yiddish Anarchist publisher, Arbayter Fraynd. First published in 1901 in Russian, Modern Science and Revolution serves to clarify the methodological principle of anarchism, that of social science; written by Peter Alexeyevich Kropotkin (1842-1921), the Russian born geographer, zoologist, evolutionary theorist and researcher in libertarian political economy. Subjects: Anarchism. Science. Yiddish Anarchism. Institutional stamps on endpages and backstrip, otherwise very fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-1) (ID #31045) $45.00.
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  3. Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich. מעמוארען פון א רעװאלוציאנער MEMUAREN FUN A REVOLUTSYONER. Nyu York; Aroysgegeben Fun Der "kropotkin Literatur Gezelshaft," Hoypt-Ferkoyf Baym "literarishen Ferlag", 1915. Original Cloth. 8vo. 526 pages. 22 cm. Kropotkin’s ‘Memoirs of a Revolutionist’; his autobiography detailing his childhood, exile to Siberia and escape to Western Europe. Translated by G. David (David Izakovitsh) and edited by J. A. Meryson. Published by the New York Yiddish anarchist publisher Kropotkin Literatur Gezelshaft. Subjects: Anarchists - Soviet Union - Biography. Anarchism - Soviet Union. Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, 1842-1921. Russia – Tsarism – Political Conditions. Yiddish Anarchism. Institutional stamps on endpages, backstrip absent, rebacked with tape, boards soiled; internally fresh and clean. Good- condition. (YID-19-2) (ID #31046) $30.00.
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  5. Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich. געגענזייטיגע הילף ביי חיות און מענשעןGEGENZAYTIGE HILF BAY HAYES UN MENSHEN: ALS A FAKTOR FUN ENTVIKLUNG. Nyu York; Kropotkin Literatur-Gezelshaft, 1913. Original Cloth. 8vo. 433 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish Edition. “Mutual Aid amongst Modern Men: A Factor of Evolution. ” Translated by J. A. Meryson; Mutual Aid, one of Kropotkin’s most famous works, a collection of essays detailing social and biological patterns grounding social cooperation and mutual aid amongst the determinants of human social evolution; as well as examples of mutual aid to be found in plant and animal life. Subjects: Cooperation. Social groups. Sociology. Anarchism; writers of international importance; Petr A. Kropotkin (author) Anarchisme; auteurs van internationale betekenis; werken van Petr A. Kropotkin. Yiddish Anarchism. Previous owners penned markings on title page, institutional marks on endpages, and backstrip; Otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-3) (ID #31047) $100.00.
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  7. (Another Copy) Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich. געגענזייטיגע הילף ביי חיות און מענשען GEGENZAYTIGE HILF BAY HAYES UN MENSHEN: ALS A FAKTOR FUN ENTVIKLUNG. Nyu York; Kropotkin Literatur-Gezelshaft, 1913. Original Cloth. 8vo. 433 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish Edition. Institutional stamps on endpages and backstrip, hinge starting, upper backstrip worn, title page ripped, half absent; otherwise internally fresh and clean. (YID-19-3A) (ID #31048) $50.00.
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  9. Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich. אין רוסישע און פראנצויזישע טורמעס IN RUSISHE UN FRANTSOYZISHE TURMES. Nyu York; Kropotkin Literatur-Gezelshaft, 1922. Original Cloth. 8vo. XII, 295 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish edition. Translated by I. Kisin (George Kussiel Gorin? ). In Russian And French Prisons, comprised equally of memoir and objective analysis/critique of the prison system in Russia and France. Over a twelve year period, from 1874-1886, Kropotkin spent in the Peter and Paul Fortress and other prisons in Russia, escaped to Switzerland, joined the anarchist Jura Federation, and was later arrested in France, and serving another sentence as a political prisoner (charged for being a member of the IWA). Appendices to the book includes a brief overview of the work being done by prisoners and exiles in colonizing Siberia as well as an analysis of a French boys reformatory. Published a year after Kropotkin’s death. Subjects: Prisons - Russia. Prisons - France. Anarchism; writers of international importance; Petr A. Kropotkin (author). Yiddish Anarchism. Light wear to cloth, institutional stamps on endpages and backstrip, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-4) (ID #31049) $50.00.
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  11. Darwin, Charles; Y A Merison. די אפשטאמונג פון מענשען : און דאר אפקלייב בשייכות צו געשלעכט OPSHTAMUNG FUN MENSHEN UN DER OPKLAYB BESHAYKHES TSU GESHLEKHT [Complete in 3 volumes]. Nyu York: M. N. Mayzel, 1921. Original Publisher's cloth. 8vo. 364; 368; 312 pages. 22 cm. First Yiddish edition. With frontispiece portrait of Darwin, and numerous illustrations throughout. Translation by Y. A. Merison of Charles Darwin's "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex", his second book on evolutionary theory (originally published 1871; two volumes) . "A prolific journalist and translator, Jacob Merison (a. K. A. Jacob Maryson, a. K. A. Y. A. Merison) was a prominent Jewish socialist, anarchist, and proponent of Yiddish culture. Born near Vilna, Lithuania, to a rabbinical family, in 1887 he immigrated to the United States and settled in New York, where he earned a medical degree and joined the Pioneers of Freedom, the first Jewish American anarchist group. Merison is best known for translating the work of writers like Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Max Stirner, Errico Malatesta, and Peter Kropotkin into Yiddish, as well as the work of other socialists and anarchists. " (The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest; Merison, Jacob A. ; Kenyon Zimmer) . Subjects: Yiddish translations –Darwin. Evolution. Natural selection. Heredity. Human beings - Origin. Very Good Condition. Light edgewear and soiling to original jackets, A beautiful set. (YID-16-11) (ID# 30812). $300.00.
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  13. Leontieff, M. , editor. דיא פרייע געזעלשאפט : א מאנאטליכער זשורנאל פיר דיא פארטגעשריטענסטע אידעען. DI FRAYE GEZELSHAFT. [THE FREE SOCIETY]. VOLUME I & II, BOUND & COMPLETE. (OCT. 1895-JUNE 1897). 1895-1897 Nyu York, Fraye Gezelshaft Publ. Co. Quarter Leather. First Edition. Large 8vo; 384, 226 pages; "The Free SocietyImportant early Yiddish Anarchist monthly. Paper in Issue #1 is fragile. Spine rebacked, binding repaired, Good Condition thus. (YID-11-13) (ID# 4489) $150.00
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  15. Leontieff, M. , editor. דיא פרייע געזעלשאפט DI FRAYE GEZELSHAFT. [THE FREE SOCIETY].[NEW SERIES] VOLUME I, NRS. 1-12, COMPLETE. 1910. Fraye Gezelshaft Publ. Co., Nyu York 1910. Large 8vo; 1084 pages; "The Free Society." Important early Yiddish Anarchist monthly. Edgewear to some pages, Spine rebacked, binding repaired. Good Condition thus. (YID-11-14) (ID# 16075) $100.00
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  17. Mackay, John Henry. די אנארכיסטען: קולטור בילדער פון סוף 19-טען יאהרהונדערט DI ANARKHISTEN, KULTUR BILDER FUN SUF 19TEN YOHRHUNDERT [TWO VOLUME SET]. London: Arbayter Fraynd, 1908-1910. Original Cloth. 12mo. 449, [1] pages. 19 cm. First Yiddish edition. With frontispiece portrait of the author, foreword by Rudolf Rocker, and a new introduction to volume two by Roym Frihling. Translated by A. Frumkin. Two volume set of John Henry Mackay’s The Anarchists, Cultural Portraits At The End Of The 19th Century; the best known and most widely read of Gay individualist anarchist novelist/poet John Henry Mackay. Mackay's works, Die Anarchisten is a semi-fictional account of Mackay's year in London from the spring of 1887 to that of the following year, and chronicles Mackay's conversion to the individualist philosophy of Max Stirner. Subjects: Anarchism - Fiction. Yiddish Anarchism. OCLC lists two copies worldwide (Natl Yiddish Book Center, Biblio Univ Amsterdam). First volume lightly foxed throughout; volume two has light soiling to title page, last page contains slight tear, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-5) (ID #31050) $350.00.
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  19. Marx, Karl; Karl Kautsky; Y A Merison. דאס קאפיטאל: קריטיק פון דער פאליטישער עקאנאמיע DOS KAPITAL: KRITIK FUN DER POLITISHER EKONOMYE [THREE VOLUME SET SET]. Nyu York; Kropotkin Literatur Gezelshaft, 1917-1918. Original publishers cloth. 8vo. 1, 270 pages. 20 cm. First Yiddish edition of Das Kapital (Volume One; Production Process of Capital) by Karl Marx, in three books. Published by the anarchist publishing house, Kropotkin Literatur Gezelshaft; translated by Y. A. Merison, the prolific anarchist translator of Marx, Darwin, Kropotkin, Stirner, and others into Yiddish. A beautiful set, bound in red cloth, with gilt title on spine. Subjects: Yiddish translations – Karl Marx. Capital. Economics. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Very good condition. (YID-16-12) (ID #30813) $65.00.
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  21. Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph. וואָס איז אייגענטום: א פאָרשונג פון׳ם פרינציפ פון רעכט און רעגירונג VOS IZ EYGENTUM: A FARSHUNG FUN’M PRINTSIP FUN REKHT UN REGIRUNG. Nyu York; Kropotkin Literatur Gezelshaft, 1917. Original cloth. 8vo. 341 pages. 21 cm. Second printing. Yiddish translation of: Qu'est-ce que la propriete? (What Is Property?: or, An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government) by Dr. A Koralnik. Proudhon’s most famous work, ‘What is Property? ’, first published in 1840, calling for social recognition of labor (liberty) and the abolition of property (which Proudhon links to usury and the State). The famous line, “property is theft”, is contained herein. Subjects: Property. Economics. Socialism – Political Economy. Yiddish Anarchism. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-6) (ID #31051) $30.00.
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  23. Tolstoy, L. N. די שקלאפעריי פון אונדזער צייט: אומ אנדערע געקליבענע סאציאלע שריפטען. DI SHKLAFERAY FUN UNZER TSAYT: UN ANDERE GEKLIBENE SOTSIALE SHRIFTEN. Nyu York: Fraye Arbayter Shtime, 1912. Original Cloth. 8vo. XXVIII, 238 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish Edition. The Slavery Of Our Times: And Other Collected Social Writings (Rabstvo nashego vremeni), translated into Yiddish by Saul Joseph Janovsky. Written by the famed Tolstoy, Slavery of Our Times was an influential treatise on Christian-anarchism and anarchist-pacifism. Subjects: Working class. Social problems. Anarchism. Labor - History. Utopian socialism. Yiddish Anarchism. Institutional stamps on endpages and backstrip, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-7) (ID #31052) $60.00.
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  25. Tolstoy, L. N. צום ארבייטער־פאלק. TSUM ARBEITER FOLK. New York; A. M. Yuvelenko, 1907. Original Wraps. 16mo. 63 pages. 17 cm. First Yiddish Edition. In Yiddish, with secondary English title: “To The Workingmen, by Leo Tolstoy”. Translated from the Russian by V. Aleksandrov. In the series “Di Internationale Bibliothek”. One of Tolstoy’s last essays, (originally published 1902), calling for the spread of the gospel of peaceful anarchism amongst the workers of the world. Subjects: Socialism. Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Yiddish Anarchism. One listing on OCLC (JTSA). Light wear to wraps, very fresh. Very good + condition. (YID-19-8) (ID #31053) $225.00.
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  27. Teneroma, A. ל.נ. טאלסטאי װעגען אידען L.N. TOLSTOY VEGEN YIDEN. New York; Di Internatzionale Bibliothek Ferlag Comp, 1911. Original Wraps. 12mo. 66 pages. 18 cm. In Yiddish with secondary English title: Tolstoy on the Jews. In the series “Di Internationale Bibliothek”, copyright of the publishers, located in New York and Warsaw. Critical reflections upon the “jewish question” as afforded through the writings of Tolstoy, specifically his famous 1891 essay, “What is a Jew”, wherein Tolstoy states his immense praise for the Jewish people and Jewish religion: “A Jew is a sacred being who procured an eternal fire from the heavens and with it illuminated the earth and those who live on it. He is the spring and the source from which the rest of the nations drew their religions and beliefs. ” Subjects: Yiddishkayt. Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Jewish question. One listing on OCLC (Natl Yiddish Book Center). Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good + condition. (YID-19-9) (ID #31054) $75.00.
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  29. Berezin, M. ; M Katts. פון קײטין צו פרײהײט: פערצײכענונגען פון אן אנטלאפענעם פאליטישען קאטארזשניק FUN KEYTEN TSU FREYHEYT: FERTSEYKHENUNGEN FUN AN ANTLOFENEM POLITISHEN KATORZSHNIK. Nyu York; Aroysgegeben Fun Anarkhistishen Royten Kreyts, 1916. Original Cloth. 8vo. 159 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish Edition. ‘From Chains to Freedom’, published by the New York Anarchist Red Cross. Translated from the Russian by Y. Malin, edited and foreword by M. Katz. The story of Morris Beresin’s escape from the Artivsky Prison, one of the worst hard-labour jails in the Tsarist era; as a teenage anarchist he had participated in the 1905 revolution in Odessa and was imprisoned for being associated with an bomb-throwing comrade. After he escaped to America in 1912 as a political refugee, Berezin helped to found a section of the Anarchist Red Cross in Philadelphia to help Russian Anarchist prisoners with material aid, and helped organize anarchist balls in Philadelphia to raise money to that effect. A lifelong anarchist, he died in Philadelphia in 1973. Subjects: Jews - Russia - Biography. Siberia (Russia) - Exiles. OCLC lists 21 copies. Yiddish Anarchism. Institutional marks on backstrip and endpages, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-10) (ID #31055) $135.00.
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  31. Eltzbacher, Paul; Y A Merison. דער אנארכיזם DER ANARKHIZM. Nyu York; Internatsyonale Bibliothek Ferlag Ko., 1910. Original Cloth. 8vo. 347 pages. 21 cm. Second Yiddish edition. Translation by Y. A. Merison of Der Anarchismus. Paul Eltzbacher, a German-Jewish Professor of Law, was born in Cologne 1868 and died in Berlin 1928; scholar and writer; studied in Leipzig, Heidelberg, Strassburg and Göttingen; lectured in Halle and became Professor of Law at the Handelshochschule in Berlin; published on anarchism and contemporary political subjects; author of `Anarchism' 1900. He became a Bolshevik after 1918. Subjects: Yiddish - Anarchism. Anarchists. Institutional stamps on endpages and backstrip, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (YID-19-11) (ID #31056) $75.00.
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  33. Grave, Jean. די אבשטארבענדע געשעלשאפט און די אנארכיע DI ABSHTARBENDE GEZELSHAFT UN DI ANARKHYE. London; Arbeyter Fraynd, 1908. Original Cloth. 12mo. V, 280 pages. 19 cm. First Yiddish edition. With frontispiece portrait of Jean Grave. Translation of ‘Socie´te´ mourante et l'anarchie’ by Rudolf Rocker. Foreword by Octave Mirbeau. ‘Moribund Society and Anarchy’, by Jean Grave, who served a two year jail sentence owing to the contents of this publication. Grave was a leading member of the French Anarchist movement before the First World War, editor of such papers as Le Revolte and Les Temps Nouveaux and producer of anarchist books, novels and plays. Subjects: Anarchism; France; J. Grave. Yiddish Anarchism. Institutional marks on endpages and backstrip, light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-12) (ID #31057) $50.00.
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  35. Cohen, Joseph Jacob. די יידיש־אנארכיסטישע באוועגונג און אמעריקע DI YIDISH-ANARKHISTISHE BAVEGUNG IN AMERIKE: HISTORISHER IBERBLIK UN PERZENLEKHE IBERLEBUNGEN. Philadelphia; Radikal Laybreri, Brentsh 273 Arbeter Ring, 1945. Original Cloth. 8vo. Xvii, 557 pages. 22 cm. First edition. On verso of title page: The Jewish Anarchist Movement in the United States, a Historical Review and Personal Reminiscences. Jubilee edition of the Philadelphia Radical Library Branch: "Yubiley-oysgabe fun der radikal laybreri, Brentsh 273 Arbeter Ring, Filadelfye, Pa., tsum 40tn geburtstog fun der organizatsye. " The author, Joseph J. Cohen (1878-1953) immigrated from Russia in 1903, was a cigarmaker by trade, librarian of the Radical Library in Philadelphia, editor of the Fraye Arbeter Shtime, founder of the Sunrise Colony in Michigan, and participant in the Modern Schools in Philadelphia, New York, and Stelton. Subjects: Radical Library Branch 273, Workmen's Circle, Philadelphia, PA. Anarchism - United States - History - 20th century. Jews - United States - History. Anarchism - United States - History. United States - Emigration and immigration - History - 20th century. Institutional marks on endpages and backstrip, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-13) (ID #31058) $30.00.
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  37. Cohen, Joseph. די יידיש־אנארכיסטישע באוועגונג און אמעריקע DI YIDISH-ANARKISTISHE BEVEGUNG IN AMERIKE; HISTORISHER IBERBLIK UN PERZENLIKE IBERLEBUNGEN. Philadelphia, Rad. Library Branch 273, WC, 1975. 1st Edition. Cloth, 8vo, 557 pages. In Yiddish. Published by the Radical Library Branch 273 od the Workman's Circle (The Jewish-Anarchist Movement in the United States: A Historical Review and Personal Reminiscences) Light wear to spine and covers. Very good condition. (MX-34-32) Small tear at spine, some wear to boards, Good Condition. (ID #3853) $50.00.
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  39. Merison, Y. A. מוטער און קינד א לעהרבוך פאר דער מוטער. MUTER UN KIND: A LEHRBUKH FAR DER MUTER: VI ZIKH TSU FIHREN BEYS’N SHVANGEREN UN VI TSU HODEVEN DOS KIND. Nyu York; Mayzel Et Komp, 1912. Original illustrated wraps. 12mo. 64 pages. 19 cm. First edition. ‘Mother and Child’, a Yiddish guidebook of practical advice in childrearing and obstetrics written by the anarchist doctor “Y. A. Merison (Yankev-Avrom Yerukhimovitsh), born on May 6, 1866 near Vilna, to a rabbinical family. Later, he was also known by his Anglicized penname Dr. Jacob Merison. In 1887 he immigrated to the United States and settled in New York. There he earned a medical degree and joined the Pioneers of Freedom, the first Jewish American anarchist group. Merison is best known for translating important scientific and political works into Yiddish. He translated the work of writers like Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Herbert Spencer, Max Stirner, Errico Malatesta, and Peter Kropotkin, as well as the work of other socialists and anarchists. ” (Yiddishkayt.org) Subjects: Pregnancy. Infants - Health and hygiene. Yiddish - General Science. Light wear to backstrip; pages unopened, near fine. Very Good+ Condition. (YID-19-14) (ID #31059) $150.00.
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  41. Berkman, Alexander; Avraham Frumkin. בארימטע רעדעס פון די שיקאגא׳ער מארטירער BARIMTE REDES FUN DI SHIKAGO'ER MARTIRER. Nyu York; Aroysgegebn Fun Der Amshol-Kropotkin Grupe, 1933. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 284 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish edition. Famous Speeches of the Chicago Martyrs, translations of the speeches given by the Chicago anarchists in court; contains addresses by August Spies, Michael Schwab, Oscar Neebe, Adolph Fischer, Louis Lingg, George Engel, Samuel Fielden, and Albert R. Parsons. With a foreword by Alexander Berkman; translated by Avraham Frumkin (1873-1940), Yiddish journalist, prolific translator and anarchist. Subjects: Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886. Anarchists - Illinois - Chicago. Anarchism; United States; Chicago martyrs 1886 - 1887. Anarchisme; Verenigde Staten; de affaire Chicago 1886-1887. Institutional stamps on endpages, light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-22) (ID #31067) $40.00.
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  43. קניאז פאטיאמקין: דיא געשיכטע פון דעם בעריהמטען מאטראזען אױפשטאנד KNYAZ POTYOMKIN: DI GESHIKHTE FUN DEM BERIHMTEN MATROZEN OYFSHTAND. Nyu York: Internatsyonale Bibliothek Ferlag Ko, 1907. Original Wraps. 12mo. 98 pages. 19 cm. First edition. With ten illustrations consisting of period photographs. Head of title in English: Kniaz Potemkin. The Rebellions Battleship. In the series: Di internatsyonale bibliothek. An early history in Yiddish of the famous sailors mutiny on the battleship Potemkin during the 1905 revolution. Subjects: Russia - History - Revolution, 1905-1907. Anarchism; United States; politics, social and economic issues. OCLC lists 7 copies (Stanford, Brandeis, British Libr, Harvard, Univ Washington, IISH, Natl Yiddish Book Center). Light wear to wraps, otherwise fine. Great condition. (YID-19-16) (ID #31061) $125.00.
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  45. Bovshover, Joseph. פאעטישע־־װערקע POETISHE VERKE. London; Aroysgegebn Fun Der Grupe "frayheyt", 1903. Original Illustrated Wraps. 12mo. 96 pages. 19 cm. First edition. On cover: Y. Bovshover's poezyen. With frontispiece portrait of Bovshover. Poetic Works by Joseph Bovshover, a very early imprint of his poems, published in London by the anarchist Yiddish publisher Frayheyt Group. “Joseph Bovshover (1873-1915) was born in Lubavitch, near Mogilev, White Russia, in a very Orthodox family, but left for America at age 18, and became a furrier in New York. He had a good job but began to write anarchist, revolutionary poems in Yiddish and to read them aloud in his ‘shop. ’ He was fired and worked as a journalist and tutor. He was considered the heir of Edelshtat, who had just died. Bovshover knew English very well and translated his own poetry and published it in English language periodicals. As a result he achieved some fame in the non-Jewish world too, but soon after began to suffer from a mental illness, and entered a mental hospital in 1899, where he remained until his death. His poetry, like Edelshtat's, was anarchist and revolutionary, and became popular throughout the Jewish world. ” (U Texas gottesman) Subjects: Yiddish poetry. Yiddish anarchism – Sweatshop Poets. OCLC lists 11 copies. Light edge wear, with minor tear at corner of front wrap, missing back wrap. Otherwise clean. Scarce. Good condition. (YID-19-27) (ID #31072) $175.00.
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  47. Bovshover, Joseph. געזאמעלטע שריפטען: פאָעזיע און פראָזא GEZAMELTE SHRIFTEN: (POEZYE UN PROZA). Nyu York; Fraye Arbayter Shtime, 1911. Original cloth. 8vo. 4, xxvii, 347 pages. 21 cm. First edition. Collected Works (Poetry and Prose) of Joseph Bovshover, with an introduction by Michael Cohn. Bound in half cloth over marbled boards; with frontispiece photograph of Bovshover, protected by tissue guard. Joseph Bovshover (1873-1915) ; “born in Lubavitch, near Mogilev, White Russia, in a very Orthodox family, but left for America at age 18, and became a furrier in New York. He had a good job but began to write anarchist, revolutionary poems in Yiddish and to read them aloud in his ‘shop. ’ He was fired and worked as a journalist and tutor. He was considered the heir of Edelshtat, who had just died. Bovshover knew English very well and translated his own poetry and published it in English language periodicals. As a result he achieved some fame in the non-Jewish world too, but soon after began to suffer from a mental illness, and entered a mental hospital in 1899, where he remained until his death. His poetry, like Edelshtat's, was anarchist and revolutionary, and became popular throughout the Jewish world. ” (laits. Utexas.edu/gottesman/) Subjects: Yiddish Poetry. Anarchism. Light soiling from tape on backstrip, previous owners bookstamp on endpage, otherwise, fresh and clean. Very good condition. (YID-19-17) (ID #31062) $30.00.
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  49. Rocker, Rudolf. די יונגנט פון א רעבעל /‏ ‏רודאלף ראקער: יידיש, ב. טשובינסקי DI YUGNT FUN A REBEL [2 VOLUME SET]. Buenos Ayres: Bukhgemeynshaft Bay Der Yidisher Ratsyonalisher Gezelshaft, 1965-1971. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 287, [7]; 300, [4] pages. 23 cm. First Yiddish edition. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Added Spanish title page: Juventud de un Rebelde; added English title page: Youth of a Rebel. Translated by Baruch Tshubinski from the original German manuscript; first published in Spanish translation in Buenos Aires in 1947. Two volume autobiography of the early years of Rudolf Rocker (1873-1958): “The story of Rudolf Rocker is the combined tale of a life and a social movement - a life that reflects with amazing accuracy the development of the anarchist movement and its various nuances. Rocker witnessed anarchism at its height, but he also saw its decline, and ultimate disintegration. During his long years of activity within the ranks of the anarchist movement, Rocker took part in the major stages of its history, from the birth of anarchism in post-Bismarck Germany, through the notorious phase of ‘Propaganda by Deed’ in France and the London battles against the sweating system, until ‘the last cause’ - the Spanish Civil War. A gentile who taught himself Yiddish and Jewish culture, Rocker was for half-a-century the soul of the Jewish anarchist movement, a spiritual teacher, a philosopher, and a preacher. He was the anarchist ‘rabbi, ’ a man who not only talks but also acts on his beliefs. Rocker was the father of the anarcho-syndicalist trend, and his major philosophical contribution, Nationalism and Culture, constitutes to this day one of the most serious attempts to analyze critically the emergence of nationalism, and its relationship to the political state and western civilization. ” (Mina Graur, “An Anarchist Rabbi: The Life and Teachings of Rudolf Rocker”) Subjects: Jewish radicals - Germany - Biography. Jewish anarchists - Germany - Biography. Anarchism - Germany. Rocker, Rudolf, 1873-1958. Yiddish Anarchism - Buenos Aires. OCLC lists 18 copies. Light wear to backstrip, otherwise fresh. Very good + condition. (YID-19-18) (ID #31063) $65.00.
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  51. Pi Y Arsuaga, Francisco De; Yosef Aksentsov. (פרעלודיעס פון קאמף: (באלאדעס PRELUDYES FUN KAMF: (BALADES). Buenos Aires; Aroysgegebn Fun Y. Aksentsov, 1928. Original illustrated wraps. 12mo. 89 pages. 19 cm. First Yiddish edition. In the series Mayn Spanish-Latin-Amerikanishe bibliotek; number 1. Translated by Yosef Aksentsov (1888-1956). With added Spanish title page: Preludios de la Lucha (Baladas). Prelude to the Struggle (Ballads), was originally published in Barcelona in 1906 by members of the anarchist Modern School movement. Francisco Pi y Arsuaga (1865-1912) was a Spanish playwright and republican politician, whose last works consisted of anarchist fiction. Translated and published by Yosef Aksentsov (Axentsoff) an Argentine labor organizer and a translator of Spanish anarchist fiction into Yiddish. With the bookstamp of Kalmon Marmor, American literary critic, who published on Yiddish anarchist poets. Subjects: Yiddish – anarchism – fiction. Buenos Aires – Yiddish fiction. OCLC lists 6 copies (Natl Libr Israel; Yiddish Bookcenter; NYPL; Yale; HUC; DLC). Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-19) (ID #31064) $125.00.
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  53. Leontieff, M., editor. די פרייע געזעלשאפט DI FRAYE GEZELSHAFT. [THE FREE SOCIETY].[NEW SERIES] VOLUME I, NRS. 1-12, COMPLETE. 1910. Nyu York, Fraye Gezelshaft Publ. Co., 1910. 1st Edition. Cloth, Large 8vo, 1084 pages. Important early Yiddish Anarchist monthly. Hinges broken, backstrip loose, few leaves at front and back loose, but otherwise good. (YID-11-14) Front hinge broken, backstrip torn, several pages loose& chipped. (ID #16075) $100.00.
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  55. Evseroff-Maryson, Katherina, Dr. (Yevzerov, Katherina).דיא פרוי אין דער געזעלשאפט DI FROY IN DER GEZELSHAFT. Nyu York: Aroysgegeben fun der grupe Zhermaynal, 1907. Paper Wrappers, 12mo, 82 pages. In Yiddish. Includes frontisphoto of Evseroff."The Woman in Society." OCLC lists only 2 copies (Harvard & UCLA), mis-transliterated as "Di Froy un der Gezelshaft," (i.e. The Woman and Society). Published by the Anarchist Germinal Group. Series: Bibliothek bildung. SUBJECT(S): Women - Social conditions. Wrapper in facsimile, original internal paper and binding remain very good. (GH-3-6) (ID #16762) $110.00.
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  57. Chernov, V. M. (Viktor Mikhailovich). גריגארי גערשוני: זיין לעבען און טעטיגקייט GRIGORI GERSHUNI: ZAYN LEBEN UN TETIGKAYT. Nyu York; Aroysgegeben Fun Griori Gershuni Sots. Rev. Br. 247, Arbayter Ring, 1934. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 360, [5] pages. 24 cm. First edition. With five plates of photographs, bound in red cloth with gilt title, housed in original jacket. A Yiddish biography of Gregory Gershuni (1870-1908), son of Jewish peasants in Kovne, pharmacist, founder of the Socialist Revolutionary Party, and head of the SR Combat Organization, responsible for assassinations of various tsarist officials. Gershuni spent time in prison, and made an elaborate escape around the world, and later died of tuberculosis in Switzerland. Written by Victor Chernov (1872-1953), also a founder of the SR party and one of its major theoreticians, he served as the minister for agriculture in Kerensky’s provisional government, and settled in the United States after the October revolution. Published by the Gregory Gershuni Socialist Revolutionary Branch 247 of the Workmen’s Circle to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Gershuni’s death. Subjects: Revolutionaries - Russia - Biography. Jewish socialists - Russia - Biography. Jews - Russia - Biography. Gershuni, Grigorii Andreevich, 1870-1908. Yiddish - Socialist revolutionary. Light edge wear, light wear to jacket. Very Good+ Condition in vg jacket. (YID-19-20) (ID #31065) $35.00.
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  59. Zhitlowsky, Chaim. דער סאציאליזם פון די סאציאליסטען־רעוואליוציאנערען DER SOTSYALIZM FUN DI SOTSYALISTEN REVOLYUTSYONERE. Nyu York; Edyukeyshonal Komite Fun Arbayter Ring, 1917. Original Cloth. 12mo. 95 pages. 19 cm. Arbeyter Ring bibliotek, 4. Published by the Educational Committee of the Workmens Circle, a short theoretical work, ‘The Socialism of the Socialist Revolutionaries’, written by Chaim Zhitlowsky (1865-1943), linguist, Yiddishist, and founder of the Russian Socialist-Revolutionary Party. Subjects: Socialism - Soviet Union - History. Yiddish - Socialist revolutionary. Missing page 95, last endpaper torn out, cloth lightly soiled, binding shaken, otherwise fresh. Fair condition. (YID-19-21) (ID #31066) $30.00.
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  61. World Socialist Union Of Jewish Workers-Po'alei Zion. פראגראם פון דיא סאציאליסטישע ארגאניזאציאן ״פועלי ציון״ פון אמעריקא PROGRAM FUN DI SOTSYALISTISHE ORGANIZATSYON "POYLE TSIEN" FUN AMERIKA. Nyu York; Poyle Tsien Farlag, 1905. Original Wraps. 8vo. 24 pages. 23 cm. First appearance. Program of the Socialist Organization Poalei Zion of America. One of the first imprints of the Marxist-Zionist Poalei Zion in America, published in New York a year after the founding of a branch there. Program composed during the week long national conference in Baltimore in late December of 1905. A strongly socialist work, as indicated by these lines: “As socialists we participate in everything that leads to the liberation of the working masses together with all socialist organizations, so long as they do not contradict our national aspirations. … Poale Zionism strives, on the one hand, to inculcate class consciousness among the Jewish working class because of the professional and political struggle against capitalism. " With official stamp of the “Poali Zion” on front cover. Subjects: Labor Zionism. World Socialist Union of Jewish Workers-Po'alei Zion. Yiddish – Labor Zionism – America. Two listings on OCLC (HUC, NYPL). Rare. Light wear to edge of wraps, otherwise fresh. Very Good+ Condition. (YID-19-23) (ID #31068) $200.00.
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  63. Zuckerman, Baruch. דער פועלי־ציוניזםDER POALE-TSIYONIZM. New York; Tsentral Komitet Fun Der Idish Sotsyalistisher Arbayter Partey Poyle Tsiyen, [1915?]. Original Wraps. 12mo. 64 pages. 20 cm. First edition. No date listed. Published by the Central Committee of Poale Zion of New York, price 8 cents. Written by Baruch Zuckerman (1887-1970), emigrant to the United States at the age of 15, helped in the founding of Poalei Zion in America, became known as one of the leading American Zionists, served as editor of several Yiddish periodicals, a leading proponent for the foundation of Yad Vashem, and president of the Labor Zionist Organization of America. This pamphlet, though undated, ostensibly was in circulation circa 1915, as the contents of Ber Borochov’s polemic “The Socialism of Poale Zionism in the U. S. ” from 1915 demonstrates: “But take for example B. Zuckerman’s pamphlet Der Poale Zionism. Herein the word socialism is twisted and turned in all possible directions. Socialism is elevated to the sky as a holy ideal implanted in the hearts of all Jewish workers, but in the entire pamphlet there is not a single word about the class struggle. It would appear that there is no antagonism between labor and capital. I know that B. Zukerman is familiar with the class struggle and can evaluate its significance. But he forgets it when he speaks of Poale Zionism. At such times he is only aware of abstract socialism and concrete Zion. Class struggle and Zionism are two different things to him. ” Subjects: World Socialist Union of Jewish Workers-Po'alei Zion. Yiddish – Labor Zionism –America. 7 listings on OCLC (Jtsa, Brandeis, Huc, Nypl, American Jewish Univ, Penn, Harvard). Rare. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fine. Very Good+ Condition. (YID-19-24) (ID #31069) $75.00.
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  65. Kantorovits, Hayim. דער סאציאליזם DER SOTSYALIZM. Nyu York; Poy. Ts. Yunger Bibliyotek, 1918. Original Wraps. 8vo. 24 pages. 20 cm. First edition. ‘On Socialism’ published by the Poyle Tsion Youth Library. A brief survey of the history and practice of socialism and socialist thinkers (with short appendix detailing various sources, such as Thomas More’s Utopia, the Communist Manifesto, Plato, Fourier, etc. ) ; written by Haim Kantorovitch (1890-1936), a Bundist, he emigrated to Boston in 1907, helped unionize the factory he worked at there (affiliated to the IWW), and was a member of Poalei Zion for many years. He taught at the Workman’s Circle High School, and became an influential left-wing member of the Jewish Socialist Farband after breaking with Poalei Zion in the 1920’s, and worked as editor of the American Socialist Quarterly until his untimely death. Subjects: Socialism. Labor Zionism - Yiddish. Poyle Tsion. OCLC lists two copies (Stanford, Univ Toronto). Lightly chipped edges along top corners of wraps, bumped bottom corner, first and last pages lightly aged, otherwise fresh and clean. Rare. Good + condition. (YID-19-84) (ID #31127) $100.00.
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  67. Kantorovitch, Haim. די געשיכטע פון דער אמעריקאנער ארבײטער באװעגונגוידחיים DI GESHIKHTE FUN DER AMERIKANER ARBAYTER BAVEGUNG. Nyu-York; A. S. A. F. Poy. Ts. "brentsh Zeks" (Partey-Shul Opteylung), 1920. Original Cloth. 8vo. 141 pages. 21 cm. First edition. The History of the Labor Movement in America, published for the Poalei Zion party school; written by Haim Kantorovitch (1890-1936), a Bundist, he emigrated to Boston in 1907, helped unionize the factory he worked at there (affiliated to the IWW), and was a member of Poalei Zion for many years. He taught at the Workman’s Circle High School, and became an influential left-wing member of the Jewish Socialist Farband after breaking with Poalei Zion in the 1920’s, and worked as editor of the American Socialist Quarterly until his untimely death. Subjects: Working class - United States - History. Labor unions - United States - History. Industrial Workers of the World. Yiddish – American labor movement. Light soiling to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-25) (ID #31070) $30.00.
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  69. Zerubavel, Jacob. יידישער ארבעטער פנקס:‏ ‏צו דער געשיכטע פון דער פועלי־ציון באוועגונג YIDISHER ARBETER PINKES: TSU DER GESHIKHTE FUN DER PO’ALE-TSIYEN BAVEGUNG [INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR]. Varshe; Naye Kultur, 1927. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 648 pages. 24 cm. First edition. "1. Band. " No more published. Title page verso: Idiszer Arbeter Pinkos; Z dziejow zydowskiego ruchu robotniczego. ‘Yiddish Workers Memorial Book: On the History of the Poale-Zion Movement. ’ Edited by Jacob (Vitkin) Zerubavel (1886-1967), left wing leader of the Poale-Zion movement. This large and beautifully printed volume comprises in the main a history of the ideas and struggles of the Paole Zion Movement. The second part comprises a collection of the more important political and theoretical documents as well as an archival description of the serials of the Paole-Zion movement, and includes a two page spread collage of the titlepages of all the periodicals published. The third part, the “memorial pages” consists of biographies of fallen Paole-Zion comrades, replete with 17 photographs. Includes twenty four photographs altogether. Beautiful illustrated title page, decorative endpages, and attractive original binding with gilt lettering. Inscribed by Jacob Zerubavel in Yiddish script. Subjects: Jewish socialists. Labor Zionism. World Socialist Union of Jewish Workers-Po'alei Zion - History. OCLC lists 15 copies. Backstrip torn at edge, light soiling to cloth, otherwise fresh and clean. Uncommon. Very good condition. (YID-19-26) (ID #31071) $200.00.
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  71. World Union Of Poalei Zion-Hitachdut די וועגן פון אונזער פאליטיק: פולער באריכט פונם ראט פון דער ועלט-פאראייניגונג פועלי-ציון (צ.ס.)--התאחדות: (ציריך 29 יולי-7 אויגוסט 1937 DI VEGN FUN UNZER POLITIK: FULER BARIKHT FUNM RAT FUN DER VELT-FAREYNIGUNG POYLE-TSIYEN (TS. S.) —HIT’AHADUT: (TSIRIKH 29 YULI-7 OYGUST 1937). Tel-Aviv; Aroysgegebn Funm Tsentral-Byuro Fun Der Velt-Fareynigung Poyle-Tsiyen (Ts. S. ) —hit’ahadut, 1938. Original Wraps. 8vo. 336 pages. 24 cm. ‘The Way of our Politics: Full Report of the World Union of Poyle-Tsiyen (TS. S) Association (Zurich 29th July – 7th August 1937). ’ Also published in Hebrew under title: ‘Al darkhe mediniyutenu. A massive compendium of speeches on facets of the labor-zionist program and ideology, on events and developments in Palestine, and reports from delegates from all over the world; with two reports from David Ben-Gurion, and a report from Golda Meyerson (Meir) ; the world conference of 1937 saw the Left Po‘ale Tsiyon rejoin the world association. “In the early twentieth century, the Labor Zionist Po‘ale Tsiyon (Workers of Zion) organization evolved from various groups in Eastern Europe that followed the Labor Zionist teachings of Na? Man Syrkin and Ber Borokhov and the secular nationalism of Khayim Zhitlovski. Seeking to base Zionism on the Jewish proletariat, the Po‘ale Tsiyon rejected territorialism, Bundism, and assimilationist Marxism as solutions to the Jewish Question. Straddling the boundaries of revolutionary socialism and Jewish nationalism, the movement then experienced a large number of splits and disagreements over such issues as Palestine versus the Diaspora, Hebrew versus Yiddish, cooperation with nonproletarian Zionists, support for the USSR, and over whether pioneering zeal or objective historical conditions would serve to build a Jewish home in Palestine. ” (YIVO Encyclopedia) Subjects: Labor Zionism - Congresses. World Union of Poalei Zion -Hitachdut - Congresses. OCLC lists 14 copies. Wraps soiled, edges bumped, with some soiling, light foxing to title page, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-83) (ID #31126) $150.00.
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  73. Blum, Hillel. זכרונות פון א בונדיסט ZIKHROYNES FUN A BUNDIST: BILDER FUN UNTERERDISHN LEBN IN TZARISHN RUSLAND. Nyu York; Bilder-Komitet Fun Arbeter Ring, 1940. Original Cloth. 8vo. 188 pages. 21 cm. First edition. ‘Memoirs of a Bundist, Pictures from Underground Life in Tsarist Russia’; the autobiography of Hillel Blum (Katz-Bloom) (1868-1943), one of the early founders of the Bund, and an active revolutionary in the organizing work of the Bund in the Pale in the late 19th century. With frontispiece portrait of the author. Subjects: Jewish socialists - Poland - Biography. Blum, Hillel, 1868-1943. Allgemeyner Idisher arbeyterbund in Lita, Poylen un Rusland. Russia - Politics and government - 1801-1917. Very light edge wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-28) (ID #31073) $30.00.
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  75. Solomon, Simon. דעראינערונגען פון דער יידישער ארבעטער באוועגונג DERINERUNGEN FUN DER YIDISHER ARBETER BAVEGUNG. New York; Grenich Print. Corp, 1952. Original Cloth. 8vo. 194 pages. 24 cm. First edition. ‘Memories of the Yiddish Workers Movement’. The memoir of a bundist through revolutionary adventures from Vitebsk in 1891 to the United States in 1930. Subjects: Jewish radicals - Biography. Jewish socialists - Biography. Jews - Employment. Allgemeyner Idisher arbeyterbund in Lita, Poylen un Rusland. Light wear to corners, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-29) (ID #31074) $30.00.
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  77. Nowikow, Joel. זכרונות פון א יידישן ארבעטער ZIKHROYNES FUN A YIDISHN ARBETER. Tel-Aviv; Kultur-Lige, 1967. Original Cloth. 8vo. 171 pages. 22 cm. First edition. ‘Memoirs of a Jewish Worker’, the memoir of Israeli Polish Bund Activist Joel Nowikow. With frontispiece portrait of the author. To note, Nowikow’s unpublished memoirs, in the form of five lengthy letters, not identical to this book, were added to the YIVO library in the last decade. Subjects: Allgemeyner Idisher arbeyterbund in Lita, Poylen un Rusland. Jews - Lithuania - Vilnius. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-30) (ID #31075) $50.00.
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  79. Shulman, Viktor. הענריק ערליך און וויקטאר אלטער HENRIK ERLIKH UN VIKTOR ALTER. Nyu York; Unzer Tsayt, 1951. Original Cloth. 8vo. 472 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Title page verso: Henryk Erlich and Victor Alter. A biography of the life, struggles, and martyrdom of Henryk Erlich and Victor Alter, with large selections from their writings. Commemoration book for the leading Bund activists in interwar Poland; they were both arrested by the soviets during the Hitler-Stalin partition of Poland, both were released from prison for a time, and helped found the Jewish Anti-fascist Committee, but were then rearrested and died in soviet prisons. The editor Viktor Shulman (1876-1951) was also a leading Bund activist, and was editor of the Jewish Socialist daily newspaper "Volkszeitung. " Subjects: Political prisoners - Soviet Union - Biography. Jewish socialists - Poland. Allgemeyner Idisher arbeyterbund in Lita, Poylen un Rusland Politique internationale. Juifs. Production intellectuelle. Yiddish. Erlich, Henryk, 1882-1941. Alter, Victor, 1890-1941. Light wear to cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-31) (ID #31076) $35.00.
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  81. הענריק ערליך און וויקטאר אלטער :‏ ‏גדענק־בוך HENRIK ERLIKH UN VIKTOR ALTER: GEDENKBUKH. Buenos Aires: Di Bundishe Grupe. 1943. Cloth., 8vo. 205 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrated. Memorial book to the two murdered Bundist leaders, published 2 years after their dissapearance (and death). Alter (1890–1941), was a “leader of the Bund in Poland. Alter was born in Mlawa, Poland, into a wealthy hasidic family. He graduated as an engineer in 1910, in Liège, Belgium. In 1912 he became active in the Bund in Warsaw. Exiled to Siberia for his political activities, he later escaped. During World War I, Alter found employment in England, as a laborer and then as an engineer. He returned to Poland after the February Revolution in 1917 and became a member of the central committee of the Bund. Between 1919 and 1939 Alter was one of the prominent leaders of the Bund and Jewish trade unions in Poland. He was a Warsaw city councilor for almost 20 years, and after 1936 a member of the board of the Jewish community. After the Germans invaded Poland in September 1939, Alter escaped to the Russian-occupied zone. However, he was soon arrested with his associate, Henryk Erlich. They were both executed on December 4, 1941, in Kuibyshev” (Ezekiel Lifschutz in EJ, 2007). SUBJECT(S): Jewish socialists – Poland – biography; Political prisoners – Soviet Union – biography; Erlich, Henryk, 1882-1941; Alter, Victor, 1890-1941. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Patterned endpapers, spots of wear on cloth of front cover, some pages creased in upper corners, good condition. (HOLO2-7-27) (ID #20810) $45.00.
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  83. Hart, Y. הענריק ערליך און וויקטאר אלטער : א לעבן פון קעמפער, א טויט פון מארטירער HENRYK ERLICH UN VIKTOR ALTER: A LEBN FUN KEMFER-A TOYT FUN MARTIRER. New York, Bundishn Klub in Nyu York. 1943. Paper Wrappers, Very Good Condition; 8vo; 96 pages; Born in poland and active in the Bund by 1903, Erlich also became a leading figure in the Leningrad/Petrograd Worker's Soviet in 1917. In 1918 he returned to Poland and became editor of the Folkstsaytung. He was a member of the Warsaw city council, was on the Kehilla board, and was married to Sophia Dubnow, daughter of Simon Dubnow. Alter was also a prominent leader of the Bund in Poland between 1919 and 1939, and was also a Warsaw city councillor for almost 20 yeas, and, after 1936, a member of the board of the Jewish community there. On the run from the Nazis, he and Erlich were executed by the Soviets on December 4, 1941 after being unjustly accused by Stalin of appealing to the Red army to stop the bloodshed and make peace with Germany. (YID-11-24) (ID #3874) $75.00.
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  85. Mill, John. פיאָנערן און בויער: מעמוארן PIYONERN UN BOYER: MEMUARN [VOL. 1 ONLY]. New York; Farlag "der Veker", 1946. Original Cloth. 8vo. 308 pages. 22 cm. First Edition. Volume one only (of two volumes). With frontispiece portrait of the author, and a dozen black and white photographs throughout. ‘Pioneers and Builders’, the memoirs of Bund activist John Mill (1870–1952). “John Mill (also known as Yoysef Shloyme Mil) was one of the founders of the Jewish Labor Bund and a central activist during its first two decades. […] He was instrumental in the creation of the Jewish Labor Bund, and indeed was one of 13 activists to participate in its founding congress in Vilna in 1897. As one of the Bund’s main leaders in its first years, Mill held the important position of editor of the main party organ, Der yidisher arbeter. While strictly adhering to orthodox Marxism, he made independent and bold editorial decisions, including the choice to publish articles by the Bund’s rivals such as Khayim Zhitlovski and Rosa Luxemburg. Forced to flee Russia after the wave of arrests that decimated the Bund leadership in 1898, he lived in exile in Geneva, where he established the Bund’s Foreign Committee. Mill was one of the most vocal supporters to encourage the Bund to adopt a national program during debates at the organization’s Third Congress (Kovno, December 1899). Influenced by Austro-Marxist Karl Renner and the South Slav delegation’s proposal at the Brünn Congress of the All-Austrian Social Democratic Party (Gesamtpartei) in 1899, he held that Russia must be transformed into a multinational state where each nationality would be legally defined as the aggregate of its individual members (rather than on a territorial basis) and granted self-government on cultural matters, a concept later known as national-cultural autonomy. Mill’s efforts bore fruit at the party’s Fourth Congress (Bialystok, May 1901), when, after several years of heated debates, the autonomist proposal was accepted in principle. Until World War I, Mill lived mostly in Geneva and Paris, in dire poverty, and he continued to lead the Bund’s Foreign Committee in Western Europe. In that capacity, he represented the Bund in the Socialist International and in the party’s interactions with other socialist organizations. Following his emigration to the United States in 1915, Mill settled in Chicago and left active politics, but he remained close to Bundist circles and wrote extensively for Yiddish publications. He died in 1952.” (YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Eruope) Subjects: Jews - Soviet Union - Societies, etc. Labor movement - Soviet Union - Societies, etc. Allgemeyner Idisher arbayterbund in Lita, Poylen un Rusland. Light wear to cloth, institutional stamps on outer edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-32) (ID #31077) $30.00.
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  87. Aronson, Gregor; J S Hertz. די געשיכטע פון בונד DI GESHIKHTE FUN BUND [FIVE VOLUME COMPLETE SET]. Nyu York; Unzer Tsayt, 1960-1972. Original Cloth. 8vo. 381; 640; 500; 398; 331 pages. 24 cm. First edition. Five volume set of ‘The History of the Jewish Labor Bund’, published between 1960-1972. Includes black and white photographs throughout; detailing the lives of Bundists, and important debates, historical events, and activities of the Bund. Subjects: Jewish socialists - Europe, Eastern - History. Russia; before 1917; social history; political parties; social democracy; Bund. International Jewish Labor Bund. Allgemeyner Idisher arbayterbund in Lita, Poylen un Rusland. Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeyter Bund. Light wear to edges of cloth, previous owners signature on endpages, overall very fresh and clean. Very good condition. (YID-19-33) (ID #31078) $100.00.
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  89. Tsentral-Komitet Fun Bund In Poyln. בולעטין פון ״בונד״ BYULETIN FUN “BUND” [NR. 3, OCTOBER 1945]. Varshe [Warsaw]; Tsentral-Komitet Fun Bund In Poyln, 1945. Stapled Pamphlet. 8vo. 32 pages. 21 cm. Only edition. Bulletin of the Bund, published in liberated Warsaw, October 1945. Contents: "48 Yor Bund", "Undzer Anteyl in Varshever Oyfshtand", "Emigrazie un Emigratsionizm", "Bagrisungen fun Khaverim in Amerikeh", "Fun der amerikaner Bundisher Presse", and others. With the liberation of Warsaw, the Bund renewed its activities among the survivors of Polish Jewry, but the organization was eventually wiped out after a very tough Stalinist line was adopted in Poland. This periodical was published in the wake of that brief renewal. Subjects: Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeyter Bund. Jewish socialists - Poland - Periodicals. One listing on OCLC (Chicago). Pages tanned. Very good condition. (YID-19-34) (ID #31079) $100.00.
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  91. Ehrlich, Henryk. אין קאמף פארן רעװאלוציאנערן סאציאליזם IN KAMF FARN REVOLUTSYONERN SOTSYALIZM. Varshe; Farlag "naye Folkstsaytung", 1934. Original Wraps. 16mo. 104 pages. 17 cm. First edition. Nazi-era imprint. ‘The Struggle for Revolutionary Socialism’, report presented at the International Socialist Conference held in Paris, August 21-25, 1933, delivered by Henryk Ehrlich (1882 – 1942) an activist of the Bund, member of the Petrograd Soviet, Warsaw City Council and member of the executive committee of the Second International. Ehrlich was also the son-in-law of the famous Jewish historian Simon Dubnow. Subjects: Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeyter Bund. Labor and laboring classes - Congresses. Socialism - Congresses. Communism. Labour and Socialist International. OCLC lists 3 copies (Harvard, UT Austin, Natl Yiddish Book Center). Light fading to wraps, with browned outer edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (YID-19-35) Xx (ID #31080) $100.00.
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  93. Mikhalevich, Beinish. געשטאלטן און פערזענלעכקייטן:‏ ‏געזאמלטע ארטיקלען וועגן דענקער און טוער פון דער ארבעטער־בוועגונג GESHTALTN UN PERZENLEKHKAYTN: GEZAMLTE ARTIKLEN WEGN DENKER UN TUER FUN DER ARBETER-BAWEGUNG. Varshe; Aroysgegebn Durkhn Tsentral-Komitet Fun "bund " In Poyln, 1938. Original Illustrated Wraps. 8vo. 198 pages. 20 cm. First edition. Nazi-era imprint. Figures and Personalities; collected articles on thinkers and actors in the labor movement. “Tsum 10-tn yortsayt nokhn toyt fun Beynish Mikhalevitsh". Yoysef Izbitski (pseudonym: Beynish Mikhalevitsh) (1876-1928), was a leading Bundist and the first chairman of TSYSHO, Di Tsentrale Yidishe Shul-Organizatsye (Central Yiddish School Organization), founded in 1921 in Warsaw. This volume, published on the tenth anniversary of the death of Y. Izbitzki (Mikhalevitsh), contains articles with photographs (protected by tissue guards) of the lives and thought of important personalities of the classical workers movements and of Bundists in particular (with biographies of Karl Marx, Eugene Debs, Vladimir Medem, etc. ) Also includes facsimile reproductions of original manuscripts. Subjects: Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeyter Bund. Jewish socialists. Socialists. Communists. Labor leaders. Labor movement - Biography. OCLC lists 13 copies. Wraps soiled, outer edges lightly soiled, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (YID-19-36) (ID #31081) $50.00.
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  95. Erlich, Henryk; Raphael R. Abramovitch. דער ״פארװעטס״ און דער ״בונד״ DER "FORVERTS" UN DER "BUND". [New York]; Bundishn Klub In Nyu-York, 1935. Original Wraps. 8vo. 48 pages. 22 cm. ‘The Forverts and the Bund’, and The Bund in Poland’. Reprints with an introduction, of two articles published in Naye Folkstsaytung and Veker, Der "Forverts" und der "Bund" by H. Erlikh and Der "Bund" in Poyln by R. Abromovitsh, respectively. With four photos of Bund demonstrations in Poland. Subjects: Socialism. Socialism - Poland. Jews - Poland - Politics and government. Jews - United States - Politics and government. Ogolny Zydowski Zwiazek Robotniczy "Bund" w Polsce. Forverts. OCLC lists 8 copies. Rare. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-37) (ID #31082) $50.00.
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  97. Bundishn Klub In Nyu-York. זאמעלהעפט: פון בונדישן קלוב אין ניו־יארק ZAMLHEFT: FUN BUNDISHN KLUB IN NYU YORK. Nyu-York; Der Klub, 1938. Original Wraps. 8vo. [59] pages. 23 cm. First edition. Fifteenth anniversary commemoration journal of the Bund-Club in America. Compilation of articles by Bund members in America, describing their history, trajectories, and the work pursued in the course of the existence of the Bund-Club in distributing literature and putting on events in support of the Bund in Poland. Subjects: Jewish socialists - New York (State) - New York. Bundishn klub in Nyu-York. OCLC lists five copies (Stanford, Yivo, Brandeis, Harvard, Univ Florida). Wraps reinforced with archival tape along spine, corner chipped on front wrap, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (YID-19-38) (ID #31083) $60.00.
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  99. Mus, E. [Emanuel Novogrudski]. חשבון הנפש אדער פארצוויפלונג HESHBON HA-NEFESH ODER FARTSVAYFLUNG? Nyu York; Bundisher Klub, 1940. Original Wraps. 8vo. 32 pages. 21 cm. First edition. “Reckoning of Souls or Despair.” Holocaust-era imprint, very early report, possibly the first separately-published American Jewish report, on the German-Soviet partition of Poland and the early stages of the elimination of Polish Jewry through starvation in the ghettos. Written by Emanuel Novogrudski (pseudonym; E. Mus), an important member of the Bund in interwar Poland, who was part of a delegation of the Jewish Socialist Bund of Poland in America in 1939 to urge for aid to Poland’s Jews. He later served as general secretary of the International Jewish Labor Bund until 1961, and helped edit the five volume ‘Geshikhte fun Bund’, and wrote for the Bialystoker Yizkor book. Subjects: Fascism. Jews - Soviet Union. Holocaust. OCLC lists 5 copies (Monash, Harvard, Stanford, Brandeis, Natl Yiddish Book Center). Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-39) (ID #31084) $500.00.
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  101. Scherer, Emanuel. פראבלעמען פון סאציאליזם אין אמעריקע PROBLEMEN FUN SOTSYALIZM IN AMERIKE. Nyu York; Unzer Tsayt, 1950. Original Wraps. 8vo. 32 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Added title page: Problems of Socialism in the United States. Post-war considerations on the foundations for the socialist movement and Yiddishism in America, written by Emanuel Scherer, “a native of Cracow, Poland, Scherer joined the Jewish Labor Bund at the age of 17. He took part in the Jewish Socialist movement at Jagiellonian University in Cracow from which he earned a doctor of law degree. In 1930, Scherer moved to Warsaw and became the youngest member of the Bund's central committee. He was elected to the Warsaw City Council in 1938. After the German attack on Poland, Scherer, his wife Bronka and several other members of the Bund central committee moved their headquarters to the then as yet unoccupied part of the country. But after the Red Army moved into Poland and most Bundists were arrested, Scherer succeeded in making his way to Lithuania, then Sweden and finally coming to the United States in 1941. Scherer became a leading member of the American representation of the Jewish Labor Bund in Poland. In 1943 after Szmul Zygielbojm, the Bund representative on the Polish National Council in London, committed suicide in order to shock the Western world into action against the massacre of Jews by Nazis, Scherer succeeded him on the Council and remained in London until the end of World War II. Scherer returned to the U. S. In 1946 and became secretary of the coordinating committee for the Bund. He was also editor of the Bund monthly, ‘Unser Tsait, ’ and its representative in the Socialist International. He was also vice-president of the Jewish Labor Committee. ” (“Emanuel Scherer Dead at 75." Jewish Telegraphic Agency 6 May 1977.) Subjects: Socialism - United States. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-40) (ID #31085) $30.00.
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  103. Zeldov-Niemansky, Aleksander-Sender. די פאריזער קאמונע DI PARIZER KOMUNE. Zshenev [Geneva]; Aroysgegeben Fun Algemaynem Idishen Arbayterbund In Lita, Poylen Un Rusland, 1905. Later Wraps. 12mo. 122 pages. 18 cm. First edition. ‘The Paris Commune’, a detailed history of the first revolutionary workers government, that of the famous Paris Commune of 1871, published in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1905, by Der Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeter Bund in Lite, Poyln, un Rusland (The General Union of Jewish Workers in Lithuania, Poland, and Russia, aka, The Bund ). The author subsequently published a larger volume on the subject in Warsaw in 1906, ostensibly upon returning to the Tsarist empire during the days of the 1905 revolution. Subjects: Paris (France) - History - Commune, 1871. Algemeyner Yidisher Arbeter Bund – 1905. OCLC lists 9 copies. Original wraps absent, title page has some text loss at edge; first two dozen leaves have brown chipped edges, without text loss. Otherwise, clean. Good- condition. (YID-19-41) (ID #31086) $100.00.
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  105. TSENTRAL-KOMITET FUN BUND IN POYLN. בולעטין פון ״בונד״ BIULETIN FUN "BUND" NR.3. TSENTRAL-KOMITET FUN BUND IN POYLN, 1945. Stapled Pamphlet. 8vo. 32 pages. In Yiddish. Also published in Polish. The Polish Bund was formally founded in 1914 but was eventually driven underground during the holocaust. After WWII, the Bund renewed its activities among the survivors of Polish Jewry but it was liquidated in 1948 with the Communists' liquidation of the general political life of the country. This periodical was published in the wake of that renewal. CONTENTS: “48 Yor Bund", "Undzer Anteyl in Varshever Oyfshtand", "Emigrazie un Emigratsionizm", "Bagrisungen fun Khaverim in Amerikeh", "Fun der amerikaner Bundisher Presse", and others. Pages tanned. Very good condition. (YID-11-22). (ID #27083) $100.00.
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  107. Sherer, Immanuel. די ראל פון ״בונד״ אין דער איצטיקער תקופה DI ROL FUN "BUND" IN DER ITSIKHER TKUFEH. Tel Aviv, Farlag "Lebns-Fragn", 1953. Paper Wrappers, 12mo; 16 pages. "The Role of the Bund in the Modern Era" Pages uncut. Light staining to cover.(YID-11-20) (ID #3864) $30.00.
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  109. Burgin, Herts. די געשיכטע פון דער אידישער ארבייטער בעוועגונג אין אמעריקא, רוסלאנד און ענגלאנד DI GESHIKHTE FUN DER IDISHER ARBAYTER BEVEGUNG IN AMERIKA, RUSLAND UN ENGLAND. Nyu-York; Fareynigte Idishe Geverkshaften, 1915. Original Cloth. 8vo. XLIII, 935, [2] pages. 22 cm. First edition. History of the Jewish Workers Movement in America, Russia, and England. Extensively documented history of the early Jewish Labor movement, written by the radical socialist journalist Herts Burgin (1870-1949). Includes a history of the early radical Yiddish press of the 1880’s in America and England; and two page “Union Labels” collection of portraits at end. Subjects: Labor movement - United States. Labor movement - Great Britain. Labor movement - Russia. Jews - United States. Jews - Great Britain. Jews - Russia. Light rubbing to edge of cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-43) (ID #31087) $50.00.
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  111. Hoffman, Benzion. קארל מארקס: זיין ווירקען און זיינע לערהרען KARL MARKS; ZAYN LEBEN, ZAYN VIRKEN UN ZAYNE LEHREN [YUBILEUM OYSG.] 1818-1918. Nyu York, Feraynigte Idishe Arbayter Organizatsyonen, 1918. Original Cloth. 8vo. 192 pages. 23 cm. First Yiddish Edition. ‘Karl Marx, His Life, Works, and Teaching; Jubilee Edition, 1818-1918’. With frontispiece illustration of Karl Marx. A biography and exposition of the work of Karl Marx on the centenary of his birth; edited by Tsivyon, pseudonym of Dr. Ben-Zion Hoffman (1874-1954), Yiddish essayist and longtime columnist of the Forverts, Hebrew writer for Ha-Yom, and president of the Y. L. Peretz Writer's Guild in New York. Includes bookstamp of the Arbeter-Ring Bibliotek. Subjects: Marx, Karl, 1818-1883. Communism. Communists - Biography. Yiddish – Socialism. Light wear to cloth, light wear to outer edges, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-44) (ID #31088) $30.00.
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  113. Kautsky, Karl. געשיכטע פון סאציאליסטישען געדאנק GESHIKHTE FUN SOTSYALISTISHEN GEDANK [VOL. 2 ONLY]. Nyu York; Kultur, 1921. Original Cloth. 8vo. 277 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish Edition. Volume two of Karl Kautsky’s History of Socialist Thought, translated by Hayim Kantorovits (1890-1936), a Yiddish left wing socialist. Karl Kautsky (1854- 1938), was one of the best-known theoreticians of the Second International and until 1914 he was considered to be the veritable ‘Pope of Marxism. ’ Subjects: Socialism - History - 20th century. Yiddish – Socialism. Light ageing and wear to cloth, endpages and title page waterstained, otherwise clean. Good condition. (YID-19-45) (ID #31089) $50.00.
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  115. Debs, Eugene V. ; Jacob Benjamin Salutsky Hardman.יודזשין וויקטאר דעבס:‏ ‏זיין לעבען, שריפטען און רעדעס YUDZSHIN VIKTOR DEBS: ZAYN LEBEN, SHRIFTEN UN REDES. Nuyork; Aroysgegeben Far'n Debs Fertaydigung Fond In Ferlag "naye Velt", 1919. Original Cloth. 8vo. VIII, 308 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish Edition. ‘Eugene Victor Debs: His Life, Writings and Speeches’. Biography and collection of speeches and writings of Eugene Debs, arguably the best-known and most revered of American Socialists. Edited and translated into Yiddish by J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky) Hardman (1882-1968), a “Russian-born author, social philosopher, and editor and leader who served the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America as director of education and cultural activities and as editor of its organ, The Advance (1920-44). He also edited Naye Welt, a Yiddish-language socialist weekly, and American Labor Monthly. He organized the American Labor Press Association, and was chairman of the Inter-Union Institute for Labor and Democracy (publisher of Labor and Nation, which he founded and edited from 1944-1953). ” (Tamiment Library; Guide to the J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky) Hardman Papers). J. B. S. Hardman was also a mentor to the radical sociologist C. Wright Mills. Subjects: Socialism - United States. Socialists - United States - Biography. Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926. Labor and laboring classes - United States. Yiddish books. OCLC lists 30 copies. Light wear to internal hinges, single institutional stamp on endpage, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-46) (ID #31090) $30.00.
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  117. Debs, Eugene V. אויסדערוועהלטע שריפטען OYSDERVEHLTE SHRIFTEN. Nyu York; Veker, 1926. Original Cloth. 8vo. 251 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish Edition. ‘Selected Works’ of Eugene Victor Debs (1855 – 1926) the prominent American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies), and several times the candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States. With two illustrations, including one of Debs childhood home. Subjects: Socialism - United States. Socialisme. Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926. Yiddish – Socialism. Light bumping to edges, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (YID-19-47) (ID #31091) $30.00.
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  119. Rosenberg, J. סאקראטעס זיין לעבען, זיין פילאזאפיע און זיין צייט SOKRATES, ZAYN LEBEN, ZAYN FILOZOFYE UN ZAYN TSAYT. New York; Yiddish Literary Pub. Co., 1914. Original Wraps. 12mo. 80 pages. 20 cm. First edition. ‘Socrates, his life, philosophy, and time’ by Jesaiah Rosenberg (1871-1937) ; a pamphlet on Socrates, written for a Yiddish working class socialist readership. An earlier version, 32 pages in length, was published in 1910 by ‘Die Internatsionale bibliothek’ by A. M Yevalenko, president of the International Library Publishing Company, a Yiddish publisher of radical and scientific literature; Yevalenko was a friend of Chaim Zhitlovsky and much of the émigré Russian radicals in America; he was unmasked by the Socialist-Revolutionary Burtsev in 1910 as an Okhrana agent. This pamphlet on Socrates, including the last page list of texts available, offers a glimpse of the break in publisher, but continuity of publications and printshop, of those socialist Yiddish writers close to the earlier publisher. Subjects: Socrates – Biography. Yiddish – popular scientific works. OCLC lists one copy (Brandeis). Light wear to edges of wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. Rare. (YID-19-48) (ID #31092) $125.00.
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  121. Kampf, Leopold. פאר׳ן שטורם: דראמא פון דער רוסישער רעװאלוציאן אין 3 אקטען FARN SHTURM: DRAMA FUN DER RUSISHER REVOLUTSYON IN 3 AKTEN. Nyu York; Di Internatsyonale Bibliothek, 1907. Original Wraps. 12mo. 110 pages. 19 cm. First Yiddish edition. Translation of: Am Vorabend. English title page: On the Eve; a Drama in 3 acts. Despite the ban by the Kaiser in 1907, this play was still performed in Germany, and ostensibly was performed in New York as well, as an article from the New York Times of December 1st 1907 indicates. The play concerns a few revolutionists in a Russian town, operating an illegal printing shop, evading police with false passports, and eventually assassinating a Tsarist Governor-General. The benefits of the performances, and possibly of the sales of the play itself were sent as relief funds for Russian Revolutionists imprisoned or in exile. Subjects: Russia – 1905 Revolution – Drama. Yiddish translation. OCLC lists 21 copies. Front wrap lightly soiled, with ink bleeding onto first two pages. Bottom corner lightly bumped, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-49) (ID #31093) $50.00.
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  123. Banin, N. די רעפּרעזענטאַנץ פון "בונד" אין די ציוניסטען. DI REPREZENTANTS FUN “BUND” IN DI TSIONISTEN. New York; Idishen Sotsialistishen Farband, Original Wraps. 8vo. [4] pages. 23 cm. Only edition. ‘Representatives of the Bund in Zionism’, a four page pamphlet of the Jewish Socialist Federation arguing for the continuation of the class struggle of the Jewish labor movement in Palestine; contrasts positions and divergences of socialist theory amongst jewish parties. Subjects: Yiddish Socialist Farband. Socialism – Yiddish. Zionism. Bund. No copies listed in OCLC. Very rare. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-50) (ID #31094) $100.00.
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  125. Krantz, Ph. (Philip). הימעל און ערד: אסטראנאמיע פאר׳ן פאלקHIMEL UN ERD: ASTRONOMYE FAR'N FOLK. Nyu-York; Forverts, 1918. Original Cloth. 8vo. XVIII, 541 pages. 23 cm. First edition. Added title page: Heaven and earth, astronomy for the people, by Philip Krantz. A massive primer in Astronomy for a Yiddish working class readership; extensively illustrated with 132 facsimile reproductions of drawings and diagrams. Subjects: Astronomy. Yiddish – Science. Forverts. Markings on backstrip, previous owners bookstamp and dedication stamp on endpage, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-52) (ID #31096) $35.00.
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  127. Krantz, Ph. (Philip) דיא קולטורגעשיכטע: דער מענש און זיין ארבייט: זייט ער האט זיך בעוויזען אויף דער ערד ביז אונזער צייט. DI KULTURGESHIKHTE: DER MENSH UN ZAYN ARBAYT: ZAYT ER HOT ZIKH BEVIZEN OYF DER ERD BIZ UNZER TSAYT [VOLS 1 & 2]. Nyu York; Di Internatsyonale Bibliothek Ferlag Ko., 1900. Original Cloth. 8vo. 303, [5]; 323, [5] pages. 20 cm. First edition. Volumes 1 and 2 only, of three total. Singerman 5784. Cultural-History: of Man and His Works. A historical materialist tome on human culture and society, written by the Yiddish socialist journalist Philip Krantz (J. Rombro). Later editions were bound as three volumes in one. Singerman 5784. Subjects: Civilization - History. Yiddish – Science. OCLC lists 7 copies. Cloth of second volume repaired, light soiling to cloth and endpages, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-53) (ID #31097) $100.00.
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  129. Kaspe, Avraham. אסטראנאמיע: דיא גרעסטע ענטדעקונג פון סיר אייזאק ניוטאן ASTRONOMY = ASTRONOMYE: DI GRESTE ENTDEKUNG FUN SIR AYZAK NYUTON. Nyu York: Aroysgegeben Fun A. M. Yevalenko, 1900. Original Wraps. 12mo. 67 pages. 19 cm. Singerman 5529. In Yiddish, with secondary English title: “Astronomy, by Dr. Ab. Caspe”. A popular introduction to Astronomy and the work of Isaac Newton by Dr. Abraham Caspe, a socialist, and one of the first science editors for the Forverts. In the series ‘Die Internatsionale bibliothek’, published by A. M Yevalenko, president of the International Library Publishing Company, a Yiddish publisher of radical and scientific literature; Yevalenko was a friend of Chaim Zhitlovsky and much of the emigre Russian radicals in America; he was unmasked by the Socialist-Revolutionary Burtsev in 1910 as an Okhrana agent, at the trial held to prove or refute the charges in New York, Abraham Caspe (as well as Chaim Zhitlovsky) was part of the committee which ultimately held the charges to be true (see NY Times, April 26, 1910). Subjects: Astronomy. Newton, Isaac, 1642-1727. Yiddish – Popular Science. OCLC lists 7 copies (Harvard, UT Austin, Penn, NYPL, UNC Chapel Hill, Yale, Yiddish Bookcenter). Lightly bumped edges, otherwise fresh and clean. Very Good+ Condition. (YID-19-15) (ID #31060) $100.00.
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  131. Jewish Socialist Federation Of America. אידישער יאהר בוךIDISHE YOHRBUKH; 1915. Nyu York; Idisher Sotsyalistisher Federatsye In Amerika, 1915. Original Wraps. 8vo. 151, [9] pages. 23 cm. Annual periodical, established 1914, and published until at least 1918, of the Yiddish Yearbook for the Jewish Socialist Federation in America; the Yiddish branch of the American socialist party. Other titles of the periodical include: Idisher yohr bukh; Yohr bukh dos naye land. The lead article is a non-sectarian biography with photographs of leading socialist thinkers of the past two centuries, including Robert Owen, Gracchus Babeuf, Herzin, Louis Blanc, Blanqui, August Bebel, Joseph Dietzgin, Eugene Debs, Daniel DeLeon, Moses Hess, Jean Jaures, Emile Vandervelde, Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Peter Lavrov, Friedrich Lasalle, Paul Lafargue, Liebknecht, Karl Marx, Saint-Simon, Engels, Plekhanov, Fourier, Proudhon, Kautsky, and Kropotkin. The following lead article is by Morris Winchevsky commemorating 25 years of socialist Yiddish organizations, Salutski on the Jewish workers movement in 1914, a Robert Ingersoll article on atheism, and other historical, political, and theoretical articles detailing Jewish American Socialism by Morris Hillquit, Moishe Katz, and others. With a detailed ‘freedom (freiheit) calender’, listing important dates and events past and present, and nine pages of back page advertisements for the Forverts, Amalgamated Clothing Workers, and pro-socialist bookstores and publishers. Subjects: Socialism - Periodicals. Jews - New York (N. Y. ) - Periodicals. Jewish Socialist Federation of America –Yiddish –Yearbook. OCLC lists 11 copies, but some do not include this volume. Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-85) (ID #31128) $100.00.
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  133. Jewish Socialist Federation Of America. ‏אידישער יאהר בוך IDISHER YOHR BUKH. VOL I. 1914. Nyu york [New York]: Idisher sotsyalistisher federatsye in Amerika, 1914. Paper Wrappers, 8vo, 110 pages. Annual. Includes illustrations. 23 cm. In Yiddish. Periodical lasted until 1918 issue; Vols II (1915) and later are titled "Idishe yohrbukh. " "In 1908 a Jewish Agitation Bureau was established [by the Socialist Party of America] in order to spread socialism among Yiddish-speaking Jews. Stimulated by immigrants with experience in the East European Bund, the Bureau developed into the Jewish Socialist Federation (J. S. F. ) from 1912, over strong opposition from Abe Cahan and other Yiddish-speaking stalwarts opposed to such "separatism. " Actually the J. S. F. Disavowed any distinct Jewish purpose and attempted only to spread socialism, while it vigorously combated Zionism. Its membership was drawn mainly from immigrants of Bundist background" (Schneier Levenberg in EJ). SUBJECT(S): Socialism - Periodicals. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Periodicals. OCLC lists 6 holdings. Edgewear, rear cover detached. Otherwise good condition with good paper. (Y-6) (ID #16311) $100.00.
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  135. Jewish Socialist Federation Of America. ‏אידישער יאהר בוך IDISHER YOHR BUKH. VOL I. 1914. Nyu york [New York]: Idisher sotsyalistisher federatsye in Amerika, 1914. CLoth, 8vo, 110 pages. Annual. Includes illustrations. 23 cm. In Yiddish. Periodical lasted until 1918 issue; Vols II (1915) and later are titled "Idishe yohrbukh. " "In 1908 a Jewish Agitation Bureau was established [by the Socialist Party of America] in order to spread socialism among Yiddish-speaking Jews. Stimulated by immigrants with experience in the East European Bund, the Bureau developed into the Jewish Socialist Federation (J. S. F. ) from 1912, over strong opposition from Abe Cahan and other Yiddish-speaking stalwarts opposed to such "separatism. "Actually the J. S. F. Disavowed any distinct Jewish purpose and attempted only to spread socialism, while it vigorously combated Zionism. Its membership was drawn mainly from immigrants of Bundist background" (Schneier Levenberg in EJ). SUBJECT(S): Socialism - Periodicals. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Periodicals. OCLC lists 6 holdings. Hinges starting, but still good and solid. Good Condition. (Y-6-A) (ID #16312) $125.00.
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  137. Idish-Shprekhende Sekssianen Fun Der Sotsialist. Arbayter-Partey Fun Nord-Amerika.די נייע צייט DI NAYE TSAYT. VOL I, NR. 4. (AUGUST 1898). New York: Idish-shprekhende sekssianen fun der Sotsialist. Arbayter Partey fun Nord-Amerika, 1898. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, 48 pages. Monthly. Yiddish Socialist monthly which survived from May 1898 (Vol I, Nr. 1) - May 1899 (Vol II, Nr. 1). 25 cm. Singerman S535. From the English-language cover: "A Monthly Magazine devoted to Popular Science, Literature and Socialism, Die Neue Zeit (The New Time)." Published by the Yiddish-Speaking Section of the Socialist Labor Party of North America. "The harsh and degrading working conditions among the immigrants in...the sweatshops of the needle trade in New York City" led many Jews "to join the radical left wing of the American socialist movement...When [Morris] Hillquit, [Meyer] London, and [Abraham] Cahan left the socialist labor party in 1898, and formed the more moderate socialist party, " others "remained loyal to the revolutionary socialist labor party [SLP].... In 1913, during the strike of New York City men's tailors, " many in the SLP "supported the tailors against their parent organization, the United Garment Workers of America (UGWA), which opposed the strike. As a result of the conflict with the UGWA's national officials, the tailors formed their own local organization, the Brotherhood of Tailors, and elected [Joseph] Schlossberg secretary. In 1914 Schlossberg's supporters seceded from the UGWA convention and founded the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA). " (Melvyn Dubofsky in EJ). SUBJECT(S): Jews - Periodicals. OCLC lists 4 holdings (UCLA, LOC, NYPL, Brown). Light wear to wrappers, Very Good Condition. (Y-10) (ID #16317) $75.00.
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  139. Idish-Shprekhende Sekssianen Fun Der Sotsialist. Arbayter-Partey Fun Nord-Amerika.די נייע צייט DI NAYE TSAYT. VOL I, NR. 6. (JULY 1898). New York: Idish-shprekhende sekssianen fun der Sotsialist. Arbayter Partey fun Nord-Amerika, 1898. Paper Wrappers, Large 8vo, 48 pages. Monthly. Singerman S535. Yiddish Socialist monthly which survived from May 1898 (Vol I, Nr. 1) - May 1899 (Vol II, Nr. 1). 25 cm. From the English-language cover: "A Monthly Magazine devoted to Popular Science, Literature and Socialism, Die Neue Zeit (The New Time)." Published by the Yiddish-Speaking Section of the Socialist Labor Party of North America. "The harsh and degrading working conditions among the immigrants in...the sweatshops of the needle trade in New York City" led many Jews "to join the radical left wing of the American socialist movement...When [Morris] Hillquit, [Meyer] London, and [Abraham] Cahan left the socialist labor party in 1898, and formed the more moderate socialist party, " others "remained loyal to the revolutionary socialist labor party [SLP].... In 1913, during the strike of New York City men's tailors, " many in the SLP "supported the tailors against their parent organization, the United Garment Workers of America (UGWA), which opposed the strike. As a result of the conflict with the UGWA's national officials, the tailors formed their own local organization, the Brotherhood of Tailors, and elected [Joseph] Schlossberg secretary. In 1914 Schlossberg's supporters seceded from the UGWA convention and founded the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA)." (Melvyn Dubofsky in EJ). Singerman S535. SUBJECT(S): Jews - Periodicals. OCLC lists 4 holdings (UCLA, LOC, NYPL, Brown). Edgewear to wrappers, Very Good Condition. (Y-13) (ID #16320) $75.00.
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  141. Lang, H. (Harry) ; & Feinstone, Morris C. [ Moris Faynstoun].געווערקשאפטען : יובילעאום־זשורנאל GEVERKSHAFTEN: YUBILEUM-ZSHURNAL: AROYSGEGEBEN FUN DE FERAYNIGTE IDISHE GEVERKSHAFTN TSU IHRE 40 YOHR EKZISTENTS, 1888-1928. New York, No Publisher (United Hebrew Trades), 1928. Paper Wrappers, Large 4to, 160 pages. 30 cm. In Yiddish. Includes beautiful cover art and period ads and portrait photos. Feinstone (1878-1945),was born in Warsaw and trained as a woodcarver there. "After completing school he emigrated to England where he became president of a woodcarvers' union in London (1895). Later in Birmingham he was active in the beginnings of the British Labour Party. In 1910 Feinstone emigrated to the U.S. where he found employment in various skilled trades, securing permanent work in the umbrella industry. He soon became an official of the Umbrella Handle and Stick Makers' Union and an important figure in the United Hebrew Trades, an organization which sheltered the smaller and weaker American Jewish trade unions. Feinstone was a close associate of the organization's outstanding leader, Max Pine, whom he succeeded as United Hebrew Trades' secretary in 1928. Feinstone continued Pine's policy of supporting the socialist labor sector in Jewish Palestine through the Histadrut. He also represented the United Hebrew Trades on the executive board of the Central Trades and Labor Council of Greater New York, wrote articles in the New York Call and the Yiddish Jewish Daily Forward endorsing socialism and labor Zionism, and worked for the establishment of an independent labor party. With the advent of the New Deal, Feinstone's socialist teachings were incorporated by the American Labor Party, which satisfied his desire for a working class political organization. Thereafter, until his death he concentrated on obtaining support for Jewish labor in Palestine" (Melvyn Dubofsky in EJ). SUBJECT(S): Jewish labor unions - United States. Jewish socialists - United States. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Harvard, Florida, NYPL), none west of New York. Touch of wear to spine, Very Good Condition. (Y-18A) (ID #16325) $150.00.
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  143. International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (Ilgwu). DER LEYDIES GARMENT VORKER /THE LADIES GARMENT WORKER. VOL IV, NRS. 1-12 (COMPLETE THIS VOLUME). New York, International Ladies Garment Workers Union. 1913. Cloth, 8vo, Aprox 70 pages each. 2/3 in Yiddish, 1/3 in English. Periodical ran 9 volumes, 1910-1918. The ILGWU was "A major center of Jewish immigrant radicalism and socialistic sentiments...The early Socialism of ILGWU leaders was shaped by their experiences in the Jewish Bund, along with a scattering of other Eastern European revolutionary organizations. The sweatshop, together with popular traditions of Jewish messianism, created the context for garment workers' response to socialistic ideals" (Buehl et al, 1992) SUBJECT(S): Clothing workers -- United States -- Labor unions -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 18 holdings, though many of these are incomplete and some appear to be Microfilm rather than hard copy. Good+ Condition. (Y-22) (ID #16331) $125.00.
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  145. Jeshurin, Ephim H.אב. קאהאן ביבליאָגראפיע : מיט ביאָגראפישע דאטעס AV. KAHAN BIBLIYOGRAFYE: MIT BIYOGRAFISHE DATES. New York, 1941. Hardcover, 8vo, 64 pages, illustrated, portraits, facsims., 24 cm. In Yiddish and English. Cahan was the longtime editor of the Daily Forverts and leader in American Yiddish politics and thought. SUBJECT(S) ; Yiddish literature - Bibliography. Cahan, Abraham, Bibliography. Other Titles: Abraham Cahan bibliography. Wear to binding. Chipped cover corners and cover binding. Yellowing to cover. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-22-14) (ID #26949) $35.00.
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  147. Zaks, A. S. די געשיכטע פון ארבייטער רינג. DI GESHIKHTE FUN ARBEYTER RING, 1892-1925 [VOL. 1 ONLY]. New York; Natsyonale Ekzekutiv Komite Fun Arbeyter Ring, 1925. Original Cloth. 8vo. IV, 438, XXIII pages. 22 cm. First edition. 25te yubileum konvenshon oysgabe. ‘25th anniversary jubilee convention edition. ’ ‘The History of the Workmens Circle, 1892-1925’. Volume one only (of two). Bound in red cloth with blind-stamped impression of a shirtless proletarian holding a torch up to light the world. The author, Abraham Simchah Sachs (1879-1931) was a contributor to the Yiddish press, and wrote various works on political economy, scientific socialism, and workers struggles. Subjects: Labor and laboring classes - New York. Workmen's Circle (U. S. ) - History. Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring. Institutional marks on endpages and backstrip, shaken front hinge, light rubbing to cloth extremities, otherwise clean. Poor condition. (YID-19-55) (ID #31098) $30.00.
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  149. Zaks, A. S. פאָליטישע עקאָנאָמיע: די גרונד פרינציפען. POLITISHE EKONOMYE: DI GRUND-PRINTSIPEN [VOL. 1 ONLY]. New York; Aroysgegeben Fun Der Edyukeyshonal Komite Fun Arb. Ring, 1918. Original Cloth. 12mo. 107 pages. 19 cm. First edition. Workmen's Circle; Arbeiter-Ring bibliotek; 6. ‘Political Economy: Foundational Principles. ’ Volume one of a three part primer in marxist political economy, written for socialist workers, by the Yiddish journalist Abraham Sacks. This primer was reprinted in significant numbers by the Bund in interwar Poland for their constituency. Subjects: Economics. Socialism. Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring. Hinges shaken, cloth deeply soiled, outer edges soiled; internally clean. Fair condition. (YID-19-56) (ID #31099) $40.00.
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  151. Zaks, A. S., 1879-1931.‏דער קאמף אויף דער אידישער ארבייטער גאס DER KAMF OYF DER IDISHER ARBAYTER GAS, A SERIE ARTIKLEN [ARTIKLN]. Nyu-York, Aroysgegeben Fun A Grupe Idishe Arbayter, 1927. Cloth, 8vo. 157 pages. In Yiddish. “The battle for the Jewish workers quarter, a series of articles”. SUBJECT (S): Jews - United States. Working class - United States. OCLC lists 18 copies worldwide. Light wear to covers. Small stain and corner fraying to front cover. Otherwise, very good condition. (YIDCHI-2-5) (ID #29746) $50.00.
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  153. Stolinski, Aharon. די קאאפעראטיווע באוועגונג: וואס זי איז און וואס זי דארף זיין DI KOOPERATIVE BAVEGUNG: VOS ZI IZ UN VOS ZI DARF ZAYN. Nyu York; Edyukeyshonal Komite Fun Arbayter Ring, 1919. Original Cloth. 8vo. 220 pages. 23 cm. First edition. ‘The Cooperative Movement: As things stand, and where they should be. ’ A history of utopian socialists (with a frontispiece portrait of Robert Owen), that have set the groundwork for socialist cooperative movements throughout the world; as well as a historical survey, and analysis, of contemporary cooperative projects. The Yiddish socialist movement in America in the early part of the twentieth century developed an important socialist subculture in the areas of collective housing projects, cooperative food and grocery markets, a cooperative bank, and many other areas. Subjects: Cooperation. Utopian socialism. Yiddish – Socialism – Cooperative movements. Previous owners bookplate on endpage, otherwise clean and fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-57) (ID #31100) $45.00.
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  155. Jeshurin, Ephim H. ארבעטער רינג: אין ראנגלענישן און דערגרייכונגען. ARBETER RING: IN RANGLENISHN UN DERGREYKHUNGEN, 1914-1964. Nyu-York; Aroysgegeben Fun Dem "natsyonalen Sotsyalen Klub", 1964. Original Cloth. 8vo. 433, XXXI pages. 24 cm. First edition. Title page verso: Arbeter Ring; its strivings and attainments. Published to commemorate the jubilee fiftieth anniversary of the National Social Club of the Arbeter Ring, a ‘behind the scenes’ meeting place for literary and political debates within the workmen’s circle, and especially later on, a foundation for the tenets of democratic socialism; the editor, Ephim Jeshurin, was considered “chief” of “der kloob”. Ephim Jeshurim (1885-1967) was a Yiddish bibliographer and journalist active in the Jewish labor movement; he held positions in the Workmen's Circle, Jewish Labor Committee, YIVO, and the Forward Association. Born in Vilna, emigrated to the U. S. Ca. 1907 and settled in New York. Subjects: Jews - United States - Societies, etc. Working class - United States - Societies, etc. Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring. National Social Club (U. S. ) - History. Light wear to cloth, previous owners signature on insert, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-58) (ID #31101) $30.00.
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  157. Workmen's Circle/arbeter Ring. י. באסקין: צו זײן 70־יאריקן יובילײ Y. BASKIN: TSU ZAYN 70-YORIKN YUBILEY. Nyu-York; Natzionaln Ekzekutiv-Komitet Fun Arbeter-Ring, 1951. Original Wraps. 8vo. 429, 51, [16] pages. 24 cm. First edition. Added title page: Joseph Baskin, on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. Extended commemoration book by dozens of members of Arbeter Ring to celebrate the life and work of Joseph Baskin, the general secretary of the Arbeter Ring. Includes 16 leaves of plates, depicting Baskin and the Jewish labor movement. Subjects: Fraternal organizations - United States. Workmen's Circle (U. S. ) - Biography. Jewish socialists - United States. Baskin, Joseph, 1880-. Light rubbing to cloth extremities. Clean and fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-59) (ID #31102) $30.00.
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  159. Workmen's Circle (U. S. ) פריינד. FRAYND = FREUND = FRIEND [VOL VI. NO. 5, MAY, 1915]. Passaic, N. J. ; Arbayter Ring, 1915. Original Wraps. 4to. 192 pages. 26 cm. An early issue of Fraynd: ofitsieler organ fon Arbayter ring (The Friend: Official Organ of the Workmen's Circle) ; founded in 1910, printed monthly, then, at a later juncture, bimonthly. This issue contains various short essays dealing with Y. L. Peretz, political economy, and related matters; the bulk of material concerns the financial and institutional spending and budgets of the Arbeter Ring, with multiple graphs and charts detailing assorted figures (some accounting and charts in English). Subjects: Jewish socialists - United States - Periodicals. Jews - United States - Periodicals. Fraternal organizations - United States - Periodicals. Labor - United States - Periodicals. Back page wrap absent, light soiling to front wrap, corners lightly bumped, internally fresh and clean. Good + condition. (YID-19-60) (ID #31103) $30.00.
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  161. Independent Workmens Circle. דאס נייע ווארט DOS NAYE VORT: OFITSYELER ORGAN FUN INDEPENDENT ARBAYTER RING FUN AMERIKA = DOS NAYE WORT = THE NEW WORD [TENTH ANNUAL CONVENTION SOUVENIR, MAY, 1916]. Boston, Mass. ; Der Ring, 1916. Original Cloth. 4to. IX, 55 pages. 27 cm. Special supplemental issue of Dos Naye Vort (supplement to Volume III, numbers 5 and 6), the organ of the Independent Workmens Circle of Boston, a splinter circle from the Arbeter Ring, founded 1906. With articles on insurance policy and related financial issues of the Independent Workmens Circle, an article on the children’s museum in Boston, etc. Subjects: Jews – Massachusetts - Boston - Periodicals. Jews - Periodicals. Independent Workmens Circle of America - Periodicals. OCLC lists 4 copies (Brandeis, NYPL, DLC, Urbana-Champaign). Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-61) (ID #31104) $40.00.
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  163. Workmen's Circle (U. S. ) קאנווענשאן זשורנאל און קינדער רינג. KONVENSHON ZSHURNAL UN KINDER RING:... LEKOVED DER 37TER KONVENSHON FUN ARBETER RING UN DEM 10TN ARB. RING SHUL TSUZMENFOR. Philadelphia; Aroysgegebn Fun [D]em Filadelfyer Konvenshon Komitet Un Fun Der Tsentraler Farvaltung Fun Di Filadelfyer Arb. Ring Shuln, 1937. Original Wraps. 4to. 244, 28 pages. 29 cm. Cover title: 37 Yor Arbeter ring; 17 yor A. R. Shuln. Added title page: Workmen's Circle 37th Convention Journal. With 19 pages of plates of photographs of delegates and members at the convention. With 21 page index directory of convention delegates. Subjects: Fraternal organizations - United States. Workmen's Circle (U. S. ) – Convention journal. Jewish socialists - United States. OCLC lists 5 copies (Harvard, Huc, Yivo, NYPL, Natl Yiddish Book). Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-62) (ID #31105) $75.00.
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  165. Workmen's Circle (U. S. ) אמאלגאמייטעד ארבעטער רינג שול. AMALGAMAYTED ARBETER RING SHUL … 1939... ELFTER YERLEKHER SHUL ALMANAKH. Bronx; Di Arbeter Ring Shul, 1939. Original Wraps. 8vo. 40 pages. 25 cm. 1939 Almanac of the Amalgamated Workmen’s Circle School in the Bronx. Contains summaries of the classes offered during the 1939 year, student literary essays, and a class photograph. Endpages contain advertisements, many in English, from supporters of the Bronx Shul. Subjects: Jewish schools - United States. Jewish children - Education - United States. Amalgamayted arbeter ring shul un kindergortn. No copies listed on OCLC. Wraps worn, edges bumped, internally clean and fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-63) (ID #31106) $75.00.
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  167. Arbeter Ring Shul Tsuzamenfor. צוועלפטן צוזאמענפאר. אפריל 27,26,25 - 1941, באסטאן, מאס TSVELFTER TSUZAMENFOR FUN DI ARBETER RING SHULN. [Nyu York; Bildungs Dept. Fun Arbeter Ring], 1941. Original Wraps. 8vo. [4] pages. 21 cm. Four page brochure program for the Twelfth Convention of the Workmens Circle Schools, held at the Bradford Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, on the 25, 26, and 27th of April, 1941. Program contains listings of the banquet and concert times and the title and subject of the presentations to be given. Subjects: Jews - Education - Curricula - United States. Ephemera – Workmens Circle. No copies listed on OCLC (even the natl libr Israel has only a larger publication from the same convention). Light wear to edges, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-64) (ID #31107) $75.00.
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  169. Pinsker Brentsh 210 Arbeter Ring.דאס לעבן אין און ארום אונדזער ברענטש: ספעציעלער פערציק־יאריקער יוביליי זשורנאל DOS LEBN IN UN ARUM UNDZER BRENTSH: SPETSIELER FERTSIK-YORIKER YUBILEY ZHURNAL. [Nyu York]; Pinsker Brentsh 210 Arbeter Ring, 1948. Original Cloth. 4to. 65, [19] pages. 28 cm. The Life in and around our Branch: Special forty-year jubilee journal. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering, internally a metal spiral binding; text printed in maroon ink; includes nine photographs and drawings, poetry, short commemorative memoirs of branch activities, especially in relation to important political and historical changes, with back page advertisements from supporters of the Branch, including Pinsker Branch 210-B, the woman’s section of the Pinsker Branch. Of note, is the tone of celebration concerning the newly established state of Israel in this volume (with a special section, including maps, devoted to this event), as well an English language “Open Letter to Our Children”, formally asking for the estranged second generation to join in the life of the Branch. Includes index membership list of the Branch. The Pinsker Branch is known for its early Yizkor, published in 1941, concerning Pinsk; a fiftieth anniversary Jubilee journal was also issued in 1958. Subjects: Jews - United States - New York (State) - New York. Workmen's Circle. Pinsker brentsh 210 Arbeter Ring. Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring - Anniversaries, etc. No copies listed on OCLC. Light warping to boards, and lightly bumped corners of boards, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (YID-19-65) (ID #31108) $75.00.
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  171. Arbeyter Ring. ‏קאנווענשאן בולטין KONVENSHON BULETIN MAY 1931, VASHINGTON, D.C. (VOL XI, NRS. 1-7, COMPLETE) & DER BEZEM (VOL 14). Nyu York, Arbeyter ring, Stiff Boards, 4to, 8-36 pages each issue. In Yiddish. Daily printups from the Workmens Circle Annual convention, here bound together with the annual joke issue, "Der Bezem, " a kind of April Fools Day-like response to the convention. This is not a kind of post-convention wrap-up, but rather daily news for the delegates as it unfolds. Most issues include numerous cartoons, photos, etc. Important Depression-era volume. "Aroysgegebn fun der konvenshon arandzshments komite; redagirt fun F. Gelibter un L. Ratman. " Presume given only to delegates and not published and distributed further afield. We were unable to locate a single holding of this periodical (none on OCLC, none at Harvard, etc), at least using its title in transliteration. Appears to be quite scarce. SUBJECT(S) Jews - United States - Congresses. Workmen's Circle (U. S. ) - Congresses. Very Good Condition. (Y-4) (ID #16307) $150.00.
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  173. Arbeyter Ring. ‏קאנווענשאן בולטין KONVENSHON BULETIN MAY 1939, BALTIMOR, MD. (VOL XV, NRS. 1-7, COMPLETE) & DER BEZEM (VOL 14). Nyu York, Arbeyter ring, Stiff Boards, 4to, 8-36 pages each issue. In Yiddish. Daily printups from the Workmens Circle Annual convention, here bound together with the annual joke issue, "Der Bezem, " a kind of April Fools Day-like response to the convention. This is not a kind of post-convention wrap-up, but rather daily news for the delegates as it unfolds. Most issues include numerous cartoons, photos, etc. Important Holocaust-era volume. "Aroysgegebn fun der konvenshon arandzshments komite; redagirt fun N. Konin, un K. Gebiner. " Presume given only to delegates and not published and distributed further afield. We were unable to locate a single holding of this periodical (none on OCLC, none at Harvard, etc), at least using its title in transliteration. Appears to be quite scarce. SUBJECT(S) Jews - United States - Congresses. Workmen's Circle (U. S. ) - Congresses. Very Good Condition. (Y-3) (ID #16306) $150.00.
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  175. Arbeyter Ring. ‏קאנווענשאן בולטין KONVENSHON BULETIN MAY 1943, NYU YORK, N.Y. (VOL XVII, NR. 1, COMPLETE) & DER BEZEM (VOL 18). Nyu York, Arbeyter ring, Stiff Boards, 4to, 60, 12 pages. In Yiddish. Report from the Workmens Circle Annual convention, here bound together with the annual joke issue, "Der Bezem, " a kind of April Fools Day-like response to the convention. Important Holocaust-era volume. Includes numerous cartoons, photos, etc. "Aroysgegebn fun der konvenshon arandzshments komite; redagirt fun N. Konin, un K. Gebiner." Presume given only to delegates and not published and distributed further afield. We were unable to locate a single holding of this periodical (none on OCLC, none at Harvard, etc), at least using its title in transliteration. Appears to be quite scarce. SUBJECT(S) Jews - United States - Congresses. Workmen's Circle (U. S.) - Congresses. Very Good Condition. (Y-2) (ID #16305) $150.00.
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  177. Arbeyter Ring. ‏קאנווענשאן בולטין KONVENSHON BULETIN MAY 1950, NYU YORK, N.Y. (VOL XIX, NRS. 1-5, COMPLETE) & DER BEZEM (VOL 25). Nyu York, Arbeyter ring, Stiff Boards, 4to, 8-16 pages each issue. In Yiddish; Der Bezem includes an English-language page. Daily printups from the Workmens Circle Annual convention, here bound together with the annual joke issue, "Der Bezem, " a kind of April Fools Day-like response to the convention. This is not a kind of post-convention wrap-up, but rather daily news for the delegates as it unfolds. All issues include numerous cartoons, photos, etc. Important DP-era volume. "Aroysgegebn fun der konvenshon arandzshments komite; redagirt fun N. Konin, K. Gebiner, un F. Epshtayn." Presume given only to delegates and not published and distributed further afield. We were unable to locate a single holding of this periodical (none on OCLC, none at Harvard, etc), at least using its title in transliteration. Appears to be quite scarce. SUBJECT(S) Jews - United States - Congresses. Workmen's Circle (U. S. ) -- Congresses. Very Good Condition. (Y-1) (ID #16304) $150.00.
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  179. Hertz, J. S. ‏50 יאר ארבעטער־רינג אין יידישן לעבן 50 YOR ARBETER-RING IN YIDISHN LEBN. New York: Aroysgegebn Durkhn Natsyonaln Ekzekutiv-komitet Fun Arbeter-ring., 1950. Cloth., 8vo. 422 pages. In Hebrew. Illustrated. Fifty Years of the Workmen's Circle in Jewish Life. SUBJECT (S): Jews – United States – social conditions; Workmen's Circle (U. S.) ; United States – social conditions. Socialism. Corners bumped, very good condition. (HEB-2-16) (ID #19133) $30.00.
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  181. Weinstein, Bernard, 1866- ; Gross, Naftoli, 1896 Or 7-1956. Kozlovski, Note, 1906- (Illustrator). ‏בילדער פון אידישן ארבעטער־לעבן אין אמעריקע BILDER FUN IDISHN ARBETER LEBN IN AMERIKE (SKETCHES OF THE LIFE OF JEWISH WORKERS IN AMERICA). Nyu York: Arbeter ring bildung department, 1935. Cloth with illustrated paper panel on front, Square 8vo. 139 pages. In Yiddish. Sketches of the Life of Jewish Workers in America (on English title page). SUBJECT(S): Working class - United States. Jews - United States. Includes bold black and white plates by Note Kozlovsky and color illusration on cover. OCLC lists 28 copies Worldwide. Some scratches on front illustration, otherwise very good condition. (YID-11-3) (ID #22438) $45.00.
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  183. Workmen's Circle (U. S.). שול אלמאנאך : די אידישע מאדערנע שול אויף דער וועלט SHUL ALMANAKH: DI IDISHE MODERNE SHUL OYF DER VELT: DERSHAYNT TSU DEM FUFTSN YORIKN YUBILEY FUN DI FILADELFYER ARBETER RING SHULN = SCHOOL ALMANAC: THE MODERN YIDDISH SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Philadelphia: Central Committee OF Workmen's Circle Schools., 1935. Paper wrappers., 8vo. 416 pages. In Yiddish. Illustrated. SUBJECT (S): Jews – education – United States. OCLC lists 15 copies worldwide. Workmen's Circle, also known in Yiddish as Arbeter Ring, was “[c]reated a century ago by immigrants as a mutual aid society, [and] the organization became known for building bonds of support and community. WC/AR branches formed across North America, providing communities of fellowship and a visionary safety net of health and education services, aiding Jewish families throughout the life cycle. ”(www.circle.org) Spine and edges worn, good condition. (HEB-3-13) (ID #19149) $35.00.
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  185. Workmen’s Circle (U. S. ). שול אלמאנאך : די אידישע מאדערנע שול אויף דער וועלט SHUL ALMANAKH: DI IDISHE MODERNE SHUL OYF DER VELT: DERSHAYNT TSU DEM FUFTSN YORIKN YUBILEY FUN DI FILADELFYER ARBETER RING SHULN = SCHOOL ALMANAC: THE MODERN YIDDISH SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. Filadelfye: Central Committee Of The Workmen’s Circle Schools, 1935. Soft cover, 8vo, 416 pages, illustrated, 23 cm. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Jews - Education -- United States. Other Titles: School almanac: the modern Yiddish schools throughout the world. Title translation: School almanac: the modern Yiddish schools throughout the world. OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. Writing inside front cover. Hinge repair and wear to binding. Chipped cover corners and edges. Otherwise, good condition. (Heb-40-13) (ID #27905) $30.00.
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  187. (Bund) Workmen's Circle (U. S.). די יוגנט רעדט 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-5-21) (ID #29708) $175.00.
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  189. Reed, John; Moissaye J Olgin. צעהן טעג וואס האבען אויפגערודערט די וועלט TSEHN TEG VOS HOBEN OYFGERUDERT DI VELT: VI AZOY DI SOVYETEN HOBEN FARHAPT DI MAKHT IN RUSLAND. Nyu York; Forverts Poblishing Asosieyshon, 1919. Original Cloth. 8vo. 370 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish edition. Translation of ‘Ten Days that Shook the World’, the first-person chronicle of a legendary journalist at the flashpoint of the Russian Revolution, whence he delivers one of the great stories of the twentieth century, by John Reed (1887-1920). The translator, Moissaye Joseph Olgin (1878 – 1939) came to the United States in 1915, was a major contributor to the Forverts, and then was one of the founders of the Workers (Communist) Party in 1922. When the Jewish Socialist Federation split in 1921, Olgin severed his connections with the Forward. Later when the Federation united with the Communists, he was made one of the organizers of the Jewish section of the Party. He was a member of the National Committee of the Communist Party for many years. Olgin was one of the founders of the Yiddish Daily Freiheit (later Morning Freiheit) and served as its editor up to the time of his death. Subjects: Soviet Union - History - Revolution, 1917-1921. October Revolution – John Reed – Yiddish translation. Front hinge starting, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-66) (ID #31109) $30.00.
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  191. Olgin, Moissaye J. קענט איר די מארגן פרײהײט?: דאס איז די אידישע ארבעטער-צײטונג פון אמעריקע: זי איז איצט אלטע געװארן 10 יאר. KENT IR DI MORGN-FRAYHEYT?: DOS IZ DI IDISHE ARBETER-TSAYTUNG FUN AMERIKE: ZI IZ ITST ALT GEVORN 10 YOR... [New York]; Idisher Byuro Bam Ts. K. Fun Der Komunistisher Partey, [1932?]. Original Wraps. 32 pages. 19 cm. Only edition. A short work of agit-prop and advertisement by Moissaye Olgin, entitled: ‘Do You know the Morgn-Frayheyt? This is the Yiddish Worker’s Newspaper in America: it is already 10 years old…’. Published by the Jewish bureau of the Communist Party. Moissaye Olgin (1878 – 1939) was one of the founders of the Yiddish Daily Freiheit (now Morning Freiheit) and served as its editor up to the time of his death. The Freiheit became the largest circulating communist daily in America. Subjects: Jewish communists - United States. Morgn frayhayt. Jews - New York (State) - New York - Newspapers. No copies on OCLC. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise fresh. Good condition. Rare. (YID-19-67) (ID #31110) $150.00.
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  193. Olgin, Moissaye J. פאלק און קולטור: ארטיקלען און רעדעס. FOLK UN KULTUR: ARTIKLEN UN REDES. [New York]; Alveltlekher Yidisher Kultur-Farband, 1939. Original Wraps. 8vo. 96 pages. 20 cm. First edition. People and Culture: Articles and Essays. Various short essays on secular Yiddish culture, many delivered before the Yiddish culture congress, penned by the American Yiddish communist publicist Moissaye Olgin, with his portrait on the front wrap. Published under the IKUF imprint, founded in 1937 in Paris; Moissaye Olgin was a delegate to the Paris meeting of the International Yiddish Culture Congress which founded the World Alliance for Jewish Culture (Y. C. U. F. ). Subjects: Jews - Intellectual life. Congress for Jewish Culture (1st: 1937: Paris, France). Ikuf (Association). OCLC lists 23 copies. Wraps lightly foxed, with bumped edges, internally fresh and clean. Good + condition. (YID-19-68) (ID #31111) $30.00.
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  195. Foster, William Z. ; Sh Almazov. דער באנקראט פון דער אמעריקאנער ארבעטער באוועגונג‏ DER BANKROT FUN DER AMERIKANER ARBETER BAVEGUNG. Nyu York; Farlag Idishe Federatsye Vorkers Partey, 1924. Original Wraps. 16mo. 108 pages. 15 cm. First Yiddish edition. Velt-bibliotek No. 3-4. ‘The Bankruptcy of the American Labor Movement’, published by the Jewish Federation of the Workers Party, originally published in English in 1922 by the Trade Union Educational League (TUEL; the American affiliate of the Profintern), written by William Foster, a prominent syndicalist trade unionist, later the chairman of the US Communist Party. Translated by Sol Almazov (1888? -1979) (Sol Pearl), born in the Ukraine, he came to the United States in 1922, was an active member of the Workers (Communist) Party, the general secretary of ICOR, and a longtime contributor to the Morgen Freiheit. Subjects: Labor unions - United States. Jewish Federation Workers (Communist) Party – Yiddish imprints. OCLC lists only one copy (Harvard). Wraps worn, otherwise fresh. Rare. Very good condition. (YID-19-69) (ID #31112) $100.00.
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  197. Clifford, Eth; Julius Rosenberg; Ethel Rosenberg. בריוו פון טויטן-הויז BRIV FUN TOYTN-HOYZ. Varshe; Yidish Bukh, 1953. Original Wraps. 8vo. 208 pages. 21 cm. First Yiddish edition, first publication in a Jewish language. “Letters From the Death-House”, translated from the French (Lettres de la maison de la mort; Gallimard, 1953) by L. Berger and M. Litvin. The Death-House Letters of Julius (1918–1953) and Ethel Rosenberg (1920–1953), comprising the prison correspondence of the famous Jewish couple controversially executed for delivering on Atomic secrets to Soviet agents. These letters were translated and published throughout the world in 1953, the year the Rosenbergs were executed at Sing-Sing. Subjects: Communism - United States. Rosenberg, Ethel, 1915-1953 - Death. Rosenberg, Julius, 1918-1953 - Death. Rosenberg Letters – Yiddish translation. OCLC lists six copies (Harvard, Arizona, Toronto, DLC, UCLA, Natl Yiddish Book). Light wear to wraps, otherwise fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-70) (ID #31113) $100.00.
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  199. Kurtz, Aaron, 1891-1964.משה אלגין MOSHE ALGIN. 1917. New York, Shtot-komitet fun Yidisher sektsie I. A. O. Fun Klivland, 1940. Stapled paper covers, 8vo. 14 pages. In Yiddish. Poetry about Moshe J. Olgin (Moses Joseph Novomisky), 1878-1939, a" writer, editor, and translator. Born near Kiev, Olgin studied there...In 1913 Olgin moved to Vienna and became the coeditor of the Bundist weekly Di Tsayt which was published in St. Petersburg. In 1914 he went to New York, and became a staff member of the Jewish Daily Forward. After the split in the Jewish Socialist Federation in 1921, he joined the Workers' Party. He was one of the founders of the Communist Yiddish Daily Freiheit (later Morning Freiheit) and remained its editor until his death. He was also the editor of the monthly Der Hamer (1926) and from 1932, New York correspondent of the Moscow Pravda. A prolific writer, he followed the Communist party line and justified Arab riots and pogroms in Palestine. Olgin wrote about political affairs, literature, and the theater. His books include: Mayn Shtetl in der Ukrain (1921) ; Fun Mayn Togbukh (1926) ; and a posthumous collection of essays Kultur un Folk (1949). His books in English include: The Soul of the Russian Revolution (1917) ; A Guide to Russian Literature (1920) ; and Gorki, Writer and Revolutionist (1933). Olgin translated Lenin into Yiddish as well as Jack London's The Call of the Wild (1919) and John Reid's Ten Days that Shook the World (1920) " (Schulman, EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 6 copies worldwide. Black and white drawing of Olgin by Zuni Maud, the Yiddish cartoonist, on title page. Small stain on back cover and last two pages, otherwise very good condition. (YID-10-4) (ID #22429) $30.00.
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  201. Kurtz, Aaron, 1891-1964. פיגארא : פאעמע FIGARO: POEME. New York, 1924. New York: 1924. 1st edition. Paper wrappers, 8vo. 64 pages. First edition. In Yiddish. Inscribed by the author in year of publication. "Kurtz was a Yiddish poet and editor. Born in Vitebsk, he wandered in Russia for five years as a wigmaker's apprentice and immigrated to the United States in 1911. In 1916 he began to publish Yiddish lyrics; at first he was attracted to the In-Zikh movement and participated in its annuals, but he later joined the Association of Yiddish Proletarian Writers. In his third volume of verse, Plakatn ("Placards, " 1927), he introduced a new form of poetry, which he called "placard style, " which sought to reproduce the kaleidoscopic metropolis" (Liptzin, EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide. Some chipping on spine and front cover, some stains on cover and title page, first few pages corners folded, otherwise good condition. (YID-10-2) (ID #22427) $75.00.
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  203. Kurtz, Aaron, 1891-1964. פיגארא : פאעמע FIGARO: POEME. New York: H. Toybnshlang 1926. Paper wrappers, 8vo. In Yiddish. "Kurtz was a Yiddish poet and editor. Born in Vitebsk, he wandered in Russia for five years as a wigmaker's apprentice and immigrated to the United States in 1911. In 1916 he began to publish Yiddish lyrics; at first he was attracted to the In-Zikh movement and participated in its annuals, but he later joined the Association of Yiddish Proletarian Writers. In his third volume of verse, Plakatn ("Placards, " 1927), he introduced a new form of poetry, which he called "placard style, " which sought to reproduce the kaleidoscopic metropolis" (Liptzin, EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Ohio State and Harvard). Some chipping on spine and fading on covers, otherwise good condition. (YID-10-9) (ID #22435) $40.00.
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  205. Kurtz, Aaron, 1891-1964. די גאָלדענע שטאָט : לידער און פאָעמעס DI GOLDENE SHTOT: LIDER UN POEMES. Nyu-York: Biro Bidzshan Brentsh 37, Internatsiionaler Arbeter Ordn: Hoyptfarkoyf, Morgn Frayhayt Bukhhandlung, 1935. 8vo. 160 pages. In Yiddish. SUBJECT (S): Yiddish poetry. Inscribed by the author. "Kurtz was a Yiddish poet and editor. Born in Vitebsk, he wandered in Russia for five years as a wigmaker's apprentice and immigrated to the United States in 1911. In 1916 he began to publish Yiddish lyrics; at first he was attracted to the In-Zikh movement and participated in its annuals, but he later joined the Association of Yiddish Proletarian Writers. In his third volume of verse, Plakatn ("Placards," 1927), he introduced a new form of poetry, which he called "placard style, " which sought to reproduce the kaleidoscopic metropolis. Volumes Di Goldene Shtot ("The Golden City," 1935), ¡No Pasaran! (1938), and Mark Shagal (1946) dealt, respectively, with New York, the Spanish republicans, and the painter, whose soul like his own was rooted in Jewish Vitebsk and who continued to seek a world of justice and pure love" (Liptzin, EJ, 2007). OCLC lists only 1 copy worldwide (University of Toronto Robarts Library). Very good condition. (YID-10-5). (ID #22430) $100.00.
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  207. Kurtz, Aaron, 1891-1964. Bick, Abraham. לידער LIDER. New York: Arn Kurts bukh komitet, 1966. 8vo. 384 pages. In Yiddish. Anthology of Kurtz's poetry, includes full page black and white photograph of the poet as well as black and white reproductions of paintings and illustrations by artists of the time. Includes biographical details and a facsimile of a handwritten poem. With a bibliography by Yefim Yeshurin on pages 373-379. Slight yellowing on cover, otherwise excellent condition. (YID-10-6) (ID #22431) $30.00.
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  209. Steinberg, Noah. א בוך משה נאדיר A BUKH MOSHEH NADIR. New York; Farlag Leben, 1926. Publishers cloth. 8vo. 158, [2] pages. 21 cm. First edition. In Yiddish. Inscribed by the author. Moishe Nadir Book; bound in decorative marbled boards and cloth, with gilt lettering. Frontispiece portrait of the author and a few illustrations. A work of literary criticism concerning the output of the writings of the satirist Moishe Nadir, a widely respected Yiddish communist poet and short story writerSubjects: Yiddish literature. Nadir, Moishe, 1885-1943. Light wear to edges of cloth, otherwise fine. Very good condition. (ART-18-2) (ID #30558) $100.00.
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  211. 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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  213. Zaltsman, R. (Re’uven) צו דער געשיכטע פון דער פראטערנאלער באוועגונג. TSU DER GESHIKHTE FUN DER FRATERNALER BAVEGUNG [AUTHOR INSCRIBED]. Nyu York; Internatsyonaler Arbeter Ordn, 1936. Original Cloth. 8vo. 287 pages. 23 cm. First edition. ‘On the History of the Fraternal Movement’; an early organizational history of the International Workers Order, with biographies of prominent personalities, including photographs, as well as charts detailing the growth and work of the organization. Written and inscribed by the first General Secretary of the IWO Rubin Saltzman. “The International Workers Order (IWO), a Communist-affiliated, ethnically organized fraternal order, was founded in 1930 following a split from the Workmen's Circle, the Jewish labor fraternal order. Max Bedacht, the IWO general secretary from 1932-1946, also served on the Communist Party's Political Bureau. At its peak, shortly after World War II, the IWO had almost 200, 000 members, including 50, 000 in the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order. The IWO provided low-cost health and life insurance, medical and dental clinics, and the individual sections supported foreign-language newspapers, and a range of cultural and educational activities and institutions, including children's camps and cultural schools. The placement of the IWO on the Attorney General's list of subversive organizations in 1947 was the first of a series of events that led to the liquidation of the IWO in 1954, after it had lost its tax exempt status and insurance charter. ” [Guide to the International Workers Order Records TAM.001] Subjects: Fraternal organizations - United States. International Workers Order. Yiddish- Jewish People’s Fraternal Order. OCLC lists 25 copies. Hinges starting, light edgewear to cloth, bookstamp on endpage, otherwise fresh and clean. Good condition. (YID-19-71) (ID #31114) $65.00.
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  215. International Workers Order. אונדזער שול UNDZER SHUL [TWO ISSUES: YEAR 6, NO. 6; YEAR 7, NO.7]. Filadelfie; Idishe Kinder Shuln Bam I. A. O. In Filadelfie, 1933; 1934. Original Illustrated Wraps. 4to. [60], [78] pages. 27 cm. Two issues of the yearbook ‘Our School’; published annually by the Yiddish Childrens’ School of the International Workers Order in Philadelphia. Number 6 published April 1933, number 7 published May 1934. Includes student and faculty group photographs, essays by students and faculty, and many pages of advertisements from local Philadelphia sponsors. The I. W. O school in Philadelphia emerged out of the split of dozens of left-wing Yiddish schools from the Workmens Circle in the mid-1920’s, which formed the Non-Partisan Workers’ Childrens’ Schools. The International Workers Order (IWO), a Communist-affiliated, ethnically organized fraternal order, was founded in 1930, and at its inception had approximately 80 affiliated Yiddish children’s schools across the country. Subjects: Jews - United States - Periodicals. International Workers Order. Jews - Education - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia - Periodicals. One oclc listing (Harvard), but this is for only vols 8 & 11; no listings for these issues anywhere. No. 6 wraps worn and soiled, no.7 wraps lightly soiled, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (YID-19-72) (ID #31115) $100.00.
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  217. Proletpen. סיגנאל SIGNAL [VOL. 4, NO. 5; MAY, 1936]. New York; Proletpen, 1936. Original Wraps. 4to. 30, [2] pages. 30 cm. "Khoydesh-zshurnal far proletarisher literatur un kritik. ” ‘Signal’, Monthly Journal for Proletarian Literature and Criticism, published by Proletpen (Proletarishe Pen), the Union of Proletarian Yiddish Writers of America; it was published between 1933 to 1936. ‘First of May Issue’, with front wrap illustration by Zuni Maud, and contributions from Betsalel Friedman, Ber Grin, Martin Birmboym, and others. Subjects: Jews - United States - Periodicals. Signal (New York, N. Y. ). Union of Proletarian Yiddish Writers of America. Jewish socialists - United States - Periodicals. Yiddish literature - United States - Periodicals. OCLC lists 4 holdings (UCLA, Brandeis, Johns Hopkins, Harvard). Brittle edges, with chipping along edges of wraps. Poor condition. (YID-19-79) (ID #31122) $50.00.
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  219. Proletpen. סיגנאל SIGNAL [VOL. 4, NO. 9; SEPTEMBER, 1936]. New York; Proletpen, 1936. Original Wraps. 4to. 18 pages. 30 cm. "Khoydesh-zshurnal far proletarisher literatur un kritik. ” ‘Signal’, Monthly Journal for Proletarian Literature and Criticism, published by Proletpen (Proletarishe Pen), the Union of Proletarian Yiddish Writers of America; it was published between 1933 to 1936. Special issue devoted to the Yiddish modernist poet Moyshe-Leyb Halpern (1886 – 1932) ; with front wrap ‘self-portrait of Moyshe-Leyb Halpern’; replete with photographs, sketches, facsimile manuscripts; poems and essays by and about Halpern. Subjects: Jews - United States - Periodicals. Signal (New York, N. Y. ). Union of Proletarian Yiddish Writers of America. Jewish socialists - United States - Periodicals. Yiddish literature - United States - Periodicals. OCLC lists 4 holdings (UCLA, Brandeis, Johns Hopkins, Harvard). Chipping to edge of wraps and pages, affecting one word of text, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-80) (ID #31123) $50.00.
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  221. Ana, Marcos; Y Goldberg. דער פלאס פון מיין בלוט DER FLAM FUN MAYN BLUT [INSCRIBED BY TRANSLATOR]. Buenos Ayres; Ikuf, 1965. Original Illustrated Wraps. 12mo. 43 pages. 20 cm. First Yiddish edition. Translation of: La llama de mi Sangre; translated from the Spanish by Jose Goldberg. ‘The Flame of My Blood’, a work of poems written by the Spanish communist poet Marcos Ana, imprisoned for 23 years, twice sentenced to death, often beaten and tortured; he was made famous for the quality and success of his poems smuggled out of Franco’s prisons; poems which made the plight of Spanish political prisoners internationally known; he was one of the first Spanish prisoners released with the assistance of Amnesty International. This short volume of poems is extensively illustrated with sketches and prints throughout by various artists (Antonio Berni, etc. ). Inscribed by the translator on titlepage. Ana is now the subject of a forthcoming Spanish film. Subjects: Yiddish – Poetry – Translations into Yiddish. Yiddish – Political Prisoners – Communism – Poetry. Spain – Political Prisoners – Poets. OCLC lists 11 copies worldwide. Light soiling to wraps, internally fresh. Very good condition. (YID-19-81) (ID #31124) $100.00.
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  223. Congress For Jewish Culture (1st: 1937: Paris, France) ; Ikuf (Association). יידישער קולטור קאנגרעס : סטענאגראפישער באריכט ERSHTER ALVELTLEKHER YIDISHER KULTUR-KONGRES: PARIZ 17-21 SEPT. 1937. Pariz: Nyu York; Varshe: AlveltLekhn Yidishn Kultur Farband, (Ikuf), 1937. Paper wrappers, 8vo, 370 pages. In Yiddish. SUBJECT(S): Jews - Intellectual life - Congresses. "The YIDDISHER KULTUR FARBAND (YKUF), a U. S. Association for preserving and developing Yiddish culture in Yiddish and in English. Yiddisher Kultur Farband was founded in 1937. Other branches of the international YKUF were established in various countries, among them the English branch, which was still active in 1971. The organizing meeting was an international congress of Yiddish culture, the first to be held; about 100 delegates attended, 11 from the United States. The first chairman of YKUF was the writer A. Mukdoni; the secretary (to 1957) was Zishe Weinper, a poet and an efficient fundraiser for YKUF. Financial support also came from the Jewish People's Fraternal Order. " (Berenbaum & Skolnik, EJ, 2007). OCLC lists 2 copies worldwide (Harvard, University of Cape Town). Pages uncut. Missing back cover, slight tears and stains to front cover. Some water damage on top of pages. Otherwise good condition. (YID-11-6) (ID #22440) $50.00.
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  225. Ikuf (Association) צען יאר איקוף TSEN YOR IKUF. [New York]; Aroysgegeben Fun Nyu-Yorker Shtot-Komitet Tsu Der Feyerung Donershtik, 1948. Original illustrated wraps. 8vo. 32 pages. 23 cm. ‘Ten years of Ikuf’ (Idisher Kultur Farband), published by the New York IKUF committee for the tenth year celebration held the 13th of May, 1948. The Yiddish Kultur Farband (Yiddish Culture Society), was founded in Paris in 1937, and served as a left-leaning Yiddishist cultural society and publisher for many years. Includes two group photographs and 14 individual photographs of members of the national committee of the IKUF in America (Kalmen Marmor, Z. Weinper, Paul Novick, Nachman Meisel, R. Zaltsman, Itche Goldberg, Bik, Mahler, Kleinberg, B. Goldberg, Moishe Katz, Ahron Gudelman, etc. ) ; with a full page illustration from Zuni Maud; multiple pages of sponsors advertisements, and back page listing of publications from the YKUF Farlag. Subjects: IKUF - Idisher Kultur Farband – tenth year anniversary. Communism – Yiddish publishing house. Yiddish culture. No copies on OCLC. Wraps lightly worn along edges, with minor tear and bumped corners, internally fresh and clean. Mailing label on front cover as often found. Good + condition. Rare (YID-19-82) (ID #31125) $75.00.
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  227. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [VOL. 3, NO. 8; AUGUST 1928]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1928. Original Wraps. 4to. 64 pages. 29 cm. “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”. "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Replete with woodcut illustrations, ballads, poems, and essays, from Isaac Raboy, Itsik Fefer, William Foster, J. Sultan, and others; front wrap illustration by M. Pass. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the high quality of its illustrations (with consistent illustrations and prints from William Gropper, Zuni Maud, and others) ; it was published from 1926 until 1939. Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature - Periodicals. Pages aged, wraps worn, otherwise fresh. Mailing label on front cover as often found. Good condition. (YID-19-73) (ID #31116) $40.00.
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  229. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [VOL. 3, NO. 9; SEPTEMBER, 1928]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1928. Original Wraps. 4to. 64 pages. 29 cm. “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”. "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Replete with contributions from Dovid Hofshteyn, Isaac Raboy, Melech Epstein, Moissaye Olgin, and an article with accompanying photograph on Leo Tolstoy. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the high quality of its illustrations (with consistent illustrations and prints from William Gropper, Zuni Maud, and others) ; it was published from 1926 until 1939Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature - Periodicals. Pages aged, wraps worn, lightly soiled, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-74) (ID #31117) $45.00.
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  231. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [VOL. 5, NO.5; MAY, 1931]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1931. Original Wraps. 4to. 48 pages. 32 cm. “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”. "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Gloss, high quality, May special issue; front wrap illustration by G. Kolski, lead article, poems, ballads, and essays on the First of May, the proletarian struggle, and the history of a Yiddish workers newspaper (The Trumpet, London, 1870’s) ; full page illustration by W. Gropper; contributions from Olgin, Dimanshtein, and others; back page illustration calling for workers to join the I. W. O (international workers order). ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the high quality of its illustrations (with consistent illustrations and prints from William Gropper, Zuni Maud, and others) ; it was published from 1926 until 1939 Subjects: Communism – Periodicals. May Issue - 1931. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature - Periodicals. Wraps lightly foxed, with tears along spine, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-75) (ID #31118) $50.00.
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  233. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [VOL. 7, NO. 9; SEPTEMBER, 1934]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1934. Original Wraps. 4to. 62 pages. 29 cm. “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”. "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Front wrap illustration by William Gropper celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party (U. S. ). Lead editorial by Communist Party General Secretary Earl Browder; beautiful illustration title for Moishe Nadir’s column Velt mit Arbet, with essays and poems by Max Bedacht, Plotkin, Mozer, Paul Novick; back page advertisement for contributing to the Torgsin. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the high quality of its illustrations (with consistent illustrations and prints from William Gropper, Zuni Maud, and others) ; it was published from 1926 until 1939. Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature - Periodicals. Wraps loose, with bumped edges, otherwise fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-76) (ID #31119) $30.00.
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  235. Der Hamer. דער האמערDER HAMER [VOL. 8, NO. 1; JANUARY, 1935]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1935. Original Wraps. 4to. 63 pages. 29 cm. “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”. "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Front wrap illustration depicting Lenin’s shadow and Lenin’s work in 4 languages by William Gropper; lead article by Moissaye Olgin, beautiful illustration title for Moishe Nadir’s column Velt mit Arbet; contributions from Raboy, Andre Malraux, Avrom Kahan, Moishe Nadir, Plotkin, Karl Radek, Gurevitch, and others. Back page advertisement for Torgsin. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the high quality of its illustrations (with consistent illustrations and prints from William Gropper, Zuni Maud, and others) ; it was published from 1926 until 1939 Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature - Periodicals. Wraps loose, with bumped edges, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-77) (ID #31120) $30.00.
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  237. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [VOL. 9, NO. 9; SEPTEMBER, 1936]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1936. Original Wraps. 4to. 63 pages. 29 cm. “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”. "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Front wrap illustration by William Gropper, depicting armed republicans fighting for the Popular Front government in Spain. With 12 page report describing the situation in Spain, with map of the war fronts; lead article by Bitelman, articles by Sultan, by Hartsman on Gorki, Kats on the Brenendik Shtetl, Moishe Nadir on ‘Jews and communism’, and others. Back page advertisements for both Camp Unity and Camp Nitgedaiget. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the high quality of its illustrations (with consistent illustrations and prints from William Gropper, Zuni Maud, and others) ; it was published from 1926 until 1939 Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature - Periodicals. Edges of wraps worn and creased, light tearing along front wrap, otherwise clean and fresh. Good condition. (YID-19-78) (ID #31121) $30.00.
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  239. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [BOUND SET, VOL. 1]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1926. Publishers Cloth. 4to. [640] pages. 30 cm. First appearance. Bound set of the monthly periodical Der Hamer; first volume, first year (1926) of “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”; "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " The first issue appeared in March, 1926, volume 1 contains ten issues total, all issued with beautiful illustrated covers (first 2 covers are missing here). Replete with contributions from leading American Yiddish communists and impressive color cover illustrations by various artists: Hugo Gellert, B. Aronson, Yosl Kotler, Fred Elis, W. Gropper, Louis Lozowick. I. Daynow. G. Kolsky, W. Siegel and others. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the quality of its illustrations. It was published from 1926 until 1939. Each issue typically 64 pages in length. Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature – Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies. Cloth worn at edges, back hinge shaken, last leaf loose, lacking cover illustration for first 2 issues, otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-86) (ID #31129) $500.00.
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  241. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [BOUND SET, VOL. 1]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1926. Later Cloth. 4to. [640] pages. 30 cm. First appearance. Bound set of the monthly periodical Der Hamer; first volume, first year (1926) of “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”; "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " The first issue appeared in March, 1926, volume 1 contains ten issues total, all issued with beautiful illustrated covers. Replete with contributions from leading American Yiddish communists and impressive color cover illustrations by various artists: Hugo Gellert, B. Aronson, Yosl Kotler, Fred Elis, W. Gropper, Louis Lozowick. I. Daynow. G. Kolsky, W. Siegel and others. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the quality of its illustrations. It was published from 1926 until 1939. Each issue typically 64 pages in length. Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature – Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies. Pages aged, some text loss at bottom edge on very few pages (owing to the library binding edge cuts), otherwise clean and fresh. Good + condition. (YID-19-86A) (ID #31130) $500.00.
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  243. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [BOUND SET, VOL. 2]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1927. Later Cloth. 4to. [768] pages. 30 cm. Bound set of the monthly periodical Der Hamer; second volume, second year (1927) of “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”; "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Twelve issues total; all with contributions from leading American Yiddish communists and impressive color cover illustrations by various artists: B. Aronson, Yosl Kotler, Fred Elis, W. Gropper, Louis Lozowick, I. Daynow, G. Kolsky, W. Siegel and others. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the quality of its illustrations. It was published from 1926 until 1939. Each issue 64 pages in length. Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature – Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies. Portion of April issue cover cut out (appx one inch rectangle). Binding shaken, backstrip repaired, boards worn. Last two issues loose but good. Good condition. (YID-19-87) (ID #31131) $500.00.
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  245. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [BOUND SET, VOL. 8]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1935. Publishers Cloth. 4to. [784] pages. 30 cm. Bound set of the monthly periodical Der Hamer; volume eight, year eight (1935) of “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”; "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " All with contributions from leading American Yiddish communists and impressive black and white cover illustrations by various artists: M. Pass, Yosl Kotler, and William Gropper. Most issue illustrations devoted to anti-fascism. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the quality of its illustrations. It was published from 1926 until 1939. Each issue typically 64 pages in length; 1935 November issue 80 pages in length. Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature – Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies. Cloth worn, with worn edges. Front hinge starting, otherwise fresh and clean. Good + condition. (YID-19-88) (ID #31132) 400.00.
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  247. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [BOUND SET, VOL. 9]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1936. Publishers Cloth. 4to. [768] pages. 30 cm. Bound set of the monthly periodical Der Hamer; volume nine, year nine (1936) of “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”; "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " All with contributions from leading American Yiddish communists and impressive black and white cover illustrations; all cover illustrations for this year by William Gropper, except June issue cover specially devoted to a portrait of Yosl Kotler (Jack Tworkov) with verso advertisement for a large celebration of his birthday; July issue detailing the new constitution of the Soviet Union. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the quality of its illustrations. It was published from 1926 until 1939. Each issue 64 pages in length. Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature – Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies. Light wear to cloth; edges of last three issues wavy from previous light water damage, no stains; otherwise, very clean and fresh. Very good + condition. (YID-19-89) (ID #31133) $4000.00.
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  249. Der Hamer. דער האמער DER HAMER [BOUND VOLUMES 8, 9, 10, 11]. Nyu York; Der Frayhayt, 1935-1938. Publishers Cloth. 4to. [784], [768], [768], [768] pages. 30 cm. Four volume bound set of the monthly periodical Der Hamer; volumes eight through eleven, encompassing the years 1935 through 1938, of “The Hammer”, a “Workers’ Monthly”; "Komunistisher hodesh-zshurnal. " Replete with contributions from leading American Yiddish communists; many with impressive black and white title page illustrations by M. Pass, Yosl Kotler, and William Gropper. Half of the issues in volume ten, and all of volume eleven, ceased having cover illustrations by artists. William Groppers work adorns nearly all of the illustrated title pages in these years. ‘Der Hamer’, a communist literary monthly associated with the daily Morgen Freiheit, was known for its experimental writing, controversial political stances, and the quality of its illustrations. It was published from 1926 until 1939. Each issue typically 64 pages in length. Subjects: Communism - Periodicals. Hamer (New York, N. Y. ) ; Hammer. Yiddish literature – Periodicals. OCLC lists 14 copies. Back hinges starting on volume eight, with minor water staining and soiling to back cloth, with light water stains to back pages of last issue, otherwise fine. Light wear to cloth of volume nine, with light foxing and ageing on outer edges, otherwise fine. Cloth edges of volume ten lightly bumped, otherwise fine. Very light wear to cloth of volume eleven, otherwise fine. Very Good Condition. Price per volume. (YID-19-90) (ID #31134) $400.00.
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  251. American Committee Of Jewish Writers, Artists and Scientists. אײניקײט EYNIKAYT /AYNIKAYT / AINIKAYT [NEW SERIES] 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947 (PRESUME COMPLETE RUN). New York, Der Komitet, 1944-47. Paper Wrappers. Folio. 35cm, approximately 32 pages each issue. "Unity." Yiddish Communist bimonthly (from May 1944-Jan 15 1945), then monthly (Jan 15, 1945 on); New York outlet for the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee; similar articles but different publication from the Moscow edition of Eynikayt. "Aroysgegebn fun Komitet fun Yidishe shrayber, kinstler un visnshaftler in Amerike. " Presumed to be a complete run. SUBJECT(S): Jewish communists -- United States -- Periodicals. OCLC lists 3 holdings worldwide (LOC, UCLA, Columbia). Bound in blank paper wrappers by volume. 1944, printed on wartime pulp newsprint and somewhat fragile, has a bumped corner with a bit of text loss to some issues. Otherwise all Good+ Solid Condition. Very unusual to find a complete bound set of this war-time and immediate post-war newspaper. (Y-37) (ID #16275) $600.00.
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  253. Artef Jubilee Committee. ‏צען יאר ארטעף TSEN YOR ARTEF: AROYSGEGEBN TSUM TSEN-YORIKN YUBILEY FUN ARTEF. New York; Posy-Shoulson Press, 1937. Suede wraps. 4to. [4], 171, [2], 23 pages. 28 cm. First edition. In Yiddish and English. Added title-page: Ten years Artef; published for the tenth anniversary of the Artef, March, 1937. Extensively illustrated publication for the tenth year anniversary of the radical Yiddish theatre company: “Artef, the radical Yiddish dramatic troupe based in New York during the heyday of the Yiddish theater in America. Begun in the mid-1920s as a study group of amateur worker-actors (at one time there were nine separate studios with over 120 students), in the 1930s the troupe went professional, putting on at least two and often three new plays per season. With such plays as Jacob Mostel's Strike, Shmuel Godiner's Jim Kooperkop, Avrum Vevioka's Diamonds, and Maxim Gorky's Egor Bulychev and Dostigaev and Others, Artef spread propaganda to the masses. … Ideologically Artef was far left; its hope was a Communist society here in America. As a troupe, its role was ‘agit-prop, ’ to agitate and propagandize, to serve as the cultural representative of radical workers. In fact, most of its tickets were pre-sold through worker unions and, at least in its early years, Artef gave presentations at political events. Its first large-scale production was Mass Play and Ballet of the Russian Revolution, which appeared at the Lenin memorial celebration in Madison Square Garden on January 21, 1928. … Artef's greatest artistic and commercial successes were connected with the talented productions of director Benno Schneider. Schneider, who had been active in the Zionist Habima troupe in Moscow, wed aesthetic excellence to revolutionary ideology with his interpretation of Aristocrats, an adaptation of Sholem Aleichem's Mentshn. Incidentally, Schneider earned such a positive reputation with Artef that he received offers to direct on Broadway, a promotion that cost the radical Yiddish theater dearly. The end of the Artef was gradual, and its causes were closely associated with the reduced role of Yiddish in American life. But there were bright lights before the darkness. During the ‘days of the Popular Front, ’ when the Communists formed associations with less radical leftist parties, the Artef attracted a larger audience, which led to an optimistic expansion that later was responsible for huge financial losses. The darkness occurred at the end of the thirties, when the number of Yiddish speakers began to diminish. The last performance of the Artef was on July 7, 1941. (Review by Dr. Brian Horowitz of “Yiddish Proletarian Theatre: The Art and Politics of the Artef, 1925–1940” written by Edna Nahshon). Many of the actors and directors in Artef went on to establish solid careers on Broadway, Hollywood, and for those blacklisted, overseas. Subjects: Arbeiter theatre verband, New York. Jewish theater. Theater - New York (State) - New York. Artef - Anniversaries, etc. OCLC lists 29 copies worldwide. With previous owners bookstamp on endpage; that of Wolf Mercur, a playwright, actor, and director in Yiddish films and on Broadway. Very clean and fresh. Very good condition. (ART-18-15) (ID #30572) $100.00.
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  255. Friedman, Bezalel. די ארבעטער שול : לערנבוך פארן צווייטן לערניאר DI ARBETER SHUL: LERNBUKH FARN ERSHTN YOR. New York: Internatsyonaler Arbeter Ordn, 1934. Cloth, 8vo, 160 pages, illustrated, ports., 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. Ex-library. Covers bumped and loose, inner binding tight, pages clean, overall very good condition. (YIDCHI-5-5) (ID #29691) $125.00.
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  257. Missel, A. ; Friedman, Bezalel. די ארבעטער שול : לערנבוך פארן צווייטן לערניאר DI ARBETER SHUL LERNBUKH FARN TSVEYTN LERNYOR. New York: Internatsyonaler Arbeter Ordn (IWO), 1933. Cloth, 8vo, 158 pages, illustrated, ports., 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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  259. Friedman, Bezalel. די ארבעטער שול : לערנבוך פארן צווייטן לערניאר DI ARBETER SHUL: LERNBUKH FARN ERSHTN YOR. New York: Internatsyonaler Arbeter Ordn, 1934. Cloth, 8vo, 160 pages, illustrated, ports., 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-5-6) (ID #29692) $145.00.
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  261. Suller, Chaim. די געפאר פון שווייגן : אנטיסעמיטיזם און אידן־מערדער DI GEFAR FUN SHVAYGN: ANTISEMITIZM UN IDN-MERDER IN AMERIKE. New York: Morning Freiheit, 1964. Paper wrappers., 8vo. 32 pages. In Yiddish. Communist Yiddish publication on the aid given to Nazis in the US after the war. SUBJECT (S): Antisemitism – United States; War criminals – United States. OCLC lists 7 copies worldwide. A little discolored around the edges, part of the back cover cut off, pen on front cover, text is very good, good condition. (HOLO2-6-36) (ID #20781) $30.00.