Berlin: Verlag für Jüdische Kunst und Kultur Fritz Gurlitt, 1920. jakob Steinhardt. Softcover. Ex-library. Sm. 4to. 88,,pp. Stiff wraps with original, illustrated attached dust wrapper. Heavy tearing and staining to dust wrapper. Pulling to edges of wraps. Water staining on upper and lower part of pages across gutter. Perforated library stamp on title-page. Eight stories, translated from the Yiddish by Alexander Eliasberg. Zwei Wege, Der Glasscherben, Der Kolonist, Die vierfarbige Laterne und die vier kleinen Hunde, Vom Irren in der Wüste, Messias Zeiten, Ein Chanukkatraum, Die Schwalben. Illustrated with 8 original lithographs, including frontispiece by Jakob Steinhardt. Text in German. Dust wrapper in poor, wraps and interior in overall good condition. g. Item #18043
Jakob Steinhardt (1887-1968) was a German Expressionist who was a master in graphic works, especially etchings and woodcuts depicting biblical and other Jewish subjects. He founded the Pathetiker Group in 1912 and participated in the Sezession. When the Nazi's came to power in 1933 he emigrated to Israel. In 1948 he became chairman of the Graphics Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
Jizchok Leib Perez (1852-1915) was a Polish novelist, poet, and playwright. He was a leader of Yiddishism, a cultural movement dedicated to making Yiddish the national language of Jewish people around the globe.