Varsha [Warsaw]: Aleksander Ginz, 1884. Paper Wrappers. Item #41998
1st edition. Later paper wrappers, 12mo, 135 pages. 28 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates as “The Masquerade Ball: A Esoteric Poem in Character." SUBJECT(S): Yiddish wit and humor. Yiddish poetry. Shmuel-Mordekhai Ostrovski “was born, it would appear, in Kiev. He was the author of satirical and rhymed books on various communal topics, as well as about Yiddish writers. Among his books: Di rayze in oylem hatoye, oder di nesie af yener velt (A voyage to the world of vanity, or a trip to the next world) (Zhitomir, 1873; Warsaw, 1883), 72 pp.; Der maskeradin bal (The masquerade ball) (Warsaw, 1884), 135 pp.; Khalef afn haldz (Knife at the neck) (Warsaw, 1885).Source: Noyekh Prylucki, Dos gevet (The bet), vol. 9 (Warsaw, 1923), p. 54” (Yiddish Leksikon, 2014). OCLC: OCLC: 19312185. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (YIVO, Harvard, U Leipzig). Paper is brown and somewhat fragile, with occasional edgeware, but no loss and book is solid. Previous owner’s yiddish stamp on title page. About Good Condition. Rare. (YID-42-32-’+).