New York: The Fine Editions Press, 1945. Paperback. Item #27014
1st edition. Original Paper Wrappers. 8vo. 40 pages. 22 cm. Cover displays a reprint of an Arthur Szyk drawing. Published just as the Holocaust was ending, this is a collection of largely religious -themed poetry address the murder of the Jews by the Nazis. Eldridge was "an American poet, novelist, short story writer and teacher....He...married a fellow writer, Sylvette de Lamar (author of a 1932 novel Jews and the Cross)....He is best known for collaborating with the American decadent novelist and poet George Sylvester Viereck on a trilogy of exotic fantasy novels from 1928 to 1932, My First Two Thousand Years: the Autobiography of the Wandering Jew, Salome: the Wandering Jewess and the Invincible Adam" (Wikipedia, 2010). Contents of this volume includes: “Let Us Pray; ” “And There Was Justice; ” “We-The Chosen Uninvited; ” “The Law Inexorable; ” “Walk Proudley, Jew! ; ” “To the King of the Yellow Badge; ” “Of Men and Ostriches; ”“Ballad of Toolittle and Toolate; ” “Epitaph for Eliahu Hakim and Eliahu Souri. ” OCLC: 2730716. Cover is lightly worn along the spine and some writing in corner, but still nice. Internal pages are tanned but clean. Very good condition. (SPEC20-11C).