New York: Jonathan David. 1965. Item #19359
8vo. Xxvii, 324 pages. First edition. SUBJECT (S) : Artisans – Jewish. Originally from Russia, the historian Wischnitzer (1882-1955) also lived and worked in Germany, England, and, after WWII began, the Dominican Republic and the United States. Beginning in 1925 he edited the Encyclopaedia Judaiaca's history section, while living in Berlin. “He occupied himself with the history of the Jewish guilds in Poland and Lithuania during the 17th and 18th centuries and devoted a study to them in Yiddish (1922) . His History of Jewish Crafts and Guilds which includes a list of his previous works on the subject, was published posthumously in 1965.”(Poliak, EJ) Edgeworn dustjacket. Ex library, very good condition. (MX-9-18).