Bialystok: Farlag Dos Bukh, 1921. Hardcover. Item #41948
1st Yiddish Edition. Original illustrated wrappers, 8vo, 47 pages. In Yiddish. Includes many illustrations. Translation of Thompson-Seton's “Johnny Bear.” “Johnny was a queer little bear cub that lived with Grumpy, his mother, in the Yellowstone Park. They were among the many Bears that found a desirable home in the country about the Fountain Hotel….” SUBJECT(S): Animals -- Folklore. Published by the Central School Organization of Poland, Lithuania and Belarus under the editorship of Pesach Kaplan, Book Nr 26 in the Farlag "Dos bukh" series. Ernest Thompson Seton (born Ernest Evan Thompson 1860 - 1946) was an “English-born Canadian-American author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians in 1902 (renamed Woodcraft League of America), and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1910.Seton also influenced Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of one of the first Scouting organizations. His writings were published in the United Kingdom, Canada, the US, and the USSR; his notable books related to Scouting include The Birch Bark Roll and the Boy Scout Handbook. He is responsible for the appropriation and incorporation of what he believed to be American Indian elements into the traditions of the BSA” (Wikipedia). OCLC: 1251487473. OCLC lists only 3 copies worldwide (Ben Gurion Univ, NLI, Danish Ntl Lib), though several others which are listed as electronic or microfilm copies/access may also be hard copies. Old dampstains, otherwise Very Good Condition. Scarce Yiddish children’s book written by a founder of the Boy Scouts and set in Yellowstone National Park; an extremely early Yiddish reference to Yellowstone and connection to the Boy Scouts. (YID-36-1-'+).