Kiyev [Kiev] : Ukrainisher Vishnshaft-Akademye, 1935. Item #42179
1st edition. Original somewhat modernist green white and black paper wrappers, 8vo, 217,  pages. Includes portraits. 23 cm. In Yiddish. Title translates as “Poetry and Letters.” Shvartsman (1890–1919) "began to write poetry in Ukrainian but later switched to Yiddish. In 1911, he was drafted into the Russian army, fought in World War I from 1914 to 1917, joined the Red Army in 1919, and was soon killed in action. One of the founding members of the Kiev Group, Shvartsman was posthumously canonized as the ‘founder of Soviet Yiddish poetry’ ….Influenced by Hayim Nahman Bialik, a distant relative, Shvartsman wrote mostly lyrical poetry in a neoromantic key, sometimes with mystical overtones” (Krutikov in YIVO Encyclopedia…). At head of title page: “Ukrainishe Vishnshaft-Akademye, Institut far Yidisher Proletarisher Kultur, Sektsye far Literatur un kritik.” SUBJECT(S): Yiddish poetry. Poe´sie yiddish. OCLC: 123113087. OCLC lists 9 copies worldwide (NYPL, NYBC, YU, YIVO, Stanford, Yale, Brandeis, Harvard, UCL). Spine cleanly rebacked with tape. Slight edgewear to wrappers, especially to rear, internally very clean bright and strong, Good+ Condition (yid-43-17-LX-’e).