Nyu York; Di Internatsyonale Bibliothek, 1907. Item #31093
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).