Onkel Tom's Kebin oder di Shvartse Shklaven in Amerike (First Yiddish Edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin) WITH Original Advertisement Printing Plate
New York: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. ii, 514, pp. Original blue cloth with gold-stamped image of "Liza crossing the ice" titled in Yiddish lettering "Aliza antloyft mit ihr kind ibern eyz." Gold decorated spine. Frontispiece reproduces a sepia-tone photograph of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Tight copy of the first edition of the Yiddish translation of Stowe's literary classic. Illustrated with 58 full-page b/w drawings. Translated from the original English into Yiddish by J. Jaffe. Eight advertisement pages in Yiddish at rear (text only). Tail of spine slightly bumped. Small stain near bottom edge of rear board. Some soiling on top, fore- and bottom edges. Gilt on spine with light flaking of medallion and ruling. Binding in very good, interior in near fine condition.
Printing plate of the open book, showing front cover, spine and top edge of interior pages of the 1911 Yiddish edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The 8" x 11 1/2" x 1" plate was most likely used to create an advertisement, perhaps for a magazine, etc. Wood at rear slightly split but holding firm. Overall very good condition. Item #32484
On Josef Jaffe: "...one of his last works was the translation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, Hebrew Publishing Company 1911." (Source: Reisen, bd 1, pp. 1230-1231. See also Raskin, bd. 4, pp. 209-211).