Vilne; Yidisher Visnshaftlekher Institut, Filologishe Sektsye, Komisye Far Folklor, 1938. Item #35303

Original Wraps. 8vo. XIII, 357 pages. 25 cm. First edition. In Yiddish with added title page and table of contents in Polish and English and some text in Polish. Shriftn fun Yidishn visnshaftlekhn institut; band 9; Filologishe shriftn; 5. Folklor Zydowski; Jewish folklore. Dedicated to the memory of Y. L. Cahan. “Cahan edited the fifth volume of YIVO’s Filologishe shriftn (Philological Studies) devoted to Yiddish folklore, which appeared posthumously in 1938, dedicated to his memory. ” - YIVO Encyclopedia. “The most enthusiastic and prolific zamlers were those who had been recruited by the Ethnographic Commission, known after 1930 as the Folklore Commission. In its first year, this part of the institute operated under the joint sponsorship of the An-ski Vilna Jewish Historic-Ethnographic Society. By 1929, the members of 163 zamlerkrayzn (collectors circles) had sent more than 50, 000 copies of proverbs, folktales, and folk songs to YIVO. The analysis and publication of this material proceeded more slowly, in part because the leading folklorist, Y. L. Cahan, was living in New York. Cahan’s visit to Vilna in 1930 spurred work, but the fruits of the zamlers’ labor appeared in print only in 1938 as Yidisher folklor (Yiddish Folklore) . ” - YIVO Encyclopedia. Subjects: Jews - Folklore. Folk literature, Yiddish. Folk songs, Yiddish. Folk literature, Yiddish. Folk songs, Yiddish. Jews. Backstrip absent, binding split. Light soiling to wraps. Good - condition. (YID-21-9).

Price: $100.00

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