LA CIUDAD DE LOS PALACIOS
Mexico, 1936. Item #38855
1st Edition. Original Front Wrapper. 8vo. 207 pages ; 24 cm. In Yiddish, with title pages in both Yiddish and Spanish. Title translates into English as, “The City of Palaces, Songs and Poems by Isaac Berliner. ” A beautiful book of poems that includes 12 original illustrations throughout by Diego Rivera, the painter and founder of Mexican Muralism, who is regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Poems are by Yiddish poet Isaac Berliner, accompanied by the Rivera illustrations as well as a portrait of the poet by the artist. Diego Rivera was a friend of Berliner. Isaac Berliner (1899-1957) , a poet from Lodz, immigrated to Mexico in 1922. His poems, some of which deal with political and social issues, influenced many Mexican artists, including Diego Rivera (1886-1957) as well as Rivera's wife, the artist Frida Kahlo. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Mexico -- Poetry. OCLC LISTS 18 copies worldwide. A copy sold at auction in 2015 for over $1000 with commissions. Lacks rear wrapper. Some minor edgewear throughout. Overall about very good- condition. (itart-1-62).