Item 266969. DER SHEKEL: ZAYN GESHIKHTE UN ZAYN BEDAYTUNG. TSIONISTISHE KOPIKE BIBLIOTEK NO. 37
Item 266969. DER SHEKEL: ZAYN GESHIKHTE UN ZAYN BEDAYTUNG. TSIONISTISHE KOPIKE BIBLIOTEK NO. 37

DER SHEKEL: ZAYN GESHIKHTE UN ZAYN BEDAYTUNG. TSIONISTISHE KOPIKE BIBLIOTEK NO. 37 דער שקל זיין געשיכטע און זיין בעדייטונג

Odesa [Odessa]: Ferlag "Zionistishe Kopike-Bibliotek" 1914. Item #42777

1st edition. Original illustrated paper wrappers, 12mo, 14 pages + [2] pages of ads. In Yiddish. Title translates as, “The Shekel: Its History and its Significance.” At the top of the title page is an illustration by Jacob Stark of the Jew longing for Zion against a background of a flowering landscape in the Art Nouveau style, with columns topped with a Star of David and the inscription "Zion". Ads are for Jewish manufacturing companies in Europe and Eretz Israel.
Part of the Zionist popular series "Tsionistishe Kopike Bibliotek" (each booklet generally sold for 5 Kopeks or less), which ran a total of 37 booklets (With World War I beginning, this may be the final publication in the series).
Shmuel Ayzenshtadt (1886-1970) “was born in Borisov, Byelorussia….Over the years 1906-1910, he studied law and philosophy in Berne, where he received his doctorate for a dissertation on ‘The History of Jewish Rights of Trial until the End of the [Era of the] Talmud.’ For a certain period of time, he also devoted his attention to Yiddish philology, and at the Czernowitz Conference (1908) he gave a paper on Yiddish orthography. He was as well one of the founders of Tseire-Tsiyon (Youth Zionism) in Russia. In 1915 he settled in Moscow, where he ran the Yiddish-Hebrew division of the Rumiantsov Library (later changed to ‘Lenin Library’). From 1925 he was living in Israel, where he served as director of the central bureau of ‘Vaad halashon haivrit’ (Hebrew language council) (1926-1953). In later years he became active in the Israeli Communist Party. From 1906 he published research work in books, primarily concerning matters of Hebrew and general rights—in Hebrew, German, and Russian—and he edited Hebrew periodicals. In 1911 he published the monthly Sha?arit (Morning) (in Russia, and 1913 in Warsaw where he settled for two years; this publication later became the main organ of Tseire-Tsiyon)” (Yiddish Leksikon, 2015). SUBJECT(S): Israel -- History. Zionism -- Miscellanea. No copies listed on OCLC-Worldcat; Even NLI, which appears to have access to digital copies of most titles in this series, does not seem to have it in any format. Spine rebacked, paper toning, few marks to front wrapper. Good+ Condition. Exceedingly Rare. (YID-44-5-E-+). ).

Price: $400.00

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