Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Hebräische Balladen (Die Gedichte, Erster Teil)

Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1920. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 110pp. Original illustrated wraps protected by modern mylar. Cover with b/w reproduction of a drawing by Lasker-Schüler. Deckled fore-page edge. 1920 publication containing a collection of 89 Hebrew poems (in German) by Jewish-German poet, prose writer, and dramatist, Else Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945). Lasker-Schüler was one of the few women affiliated with the German Expressionist movement and was famous for her bohemian lifestyle in Berlin. She fled from the Nazi's and after a brief stay in Switzerland emigrated to Jerusalem. Illustrated with four full-page reproductions of color drawings and b/w reproductions of drawings and sketches by the artist. Text in German, gothic script. Some age wear, creasing, foxing and staining on wraps. Parts of backstrip missing. Edges of wraps creased and partly chipped. Top area near corner slightly creased throughout. Wraps in fair to poor, interior in overall good condition. fair. Item #29175

Price: $75.00

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