Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Der Hammer, Workers Monthly. William Gropper Collection, May 1926 - May 1937 (32 issues). William Gropper.
Der Hammer, Workers Monthly. William Gropper Collection, May 1926 - May 1937 (32 issues)
Der Hammer, Workers Monthly. William Gropper Collection, May 1926 - May 1937 (32 issues)
Der Hammer, Workers Monthly. William Gropper Collection, May 1926 - May 1937 (32 issues)
Der Hammer, Workers Monthly. William Gropper Collection, May 1926 - May 1937 (32 issues)
Der Hammer, Workers Monthly. William Gropper Collection, May 1926 - May 1937 (32 issues)
Der Hammer, Workers Monthly. William Gropper Collection, May 1926 - May 1937 (32 issues)

Der Hammer, Workers Monthly. William Gropper Collection, May 1926 - May 1937 (32 issues)

New York: Frayhayt, 1926-1936. First edition. This is a collection of 32 issues of "Der Hammer", the Yiddish language Communist weekly, including 28 covers by William Gropper. 11 Issues (Vol.6, February - December 1932) are bound together in a hardcover volume while the other 21 are in the original individual stapled softcover wrappers, as issued. The content of the collection is as follows:

Individual issues, measuring approx. 9x11":
Vol. 1 #3, May 1926 (Gropper cover in color)
Vol. 1 #8, Oct. 1926 (Gropper cover in color)
Vol. 2 #9, Sept. 1927 (Gropper cover in color)
Vol. 3 #12, Dec. 1928 (Gropper cover in color)
Vol. 5 #3-4, Mar-Apr. 1931 (Gropper cover in color)
Vol. 5 #5, May 1931 (Includes a full page Gropper illustration in b/w inside)

Vol. 6 #1-11, Feb-Dec.1932:
Bound in a hardcover volume, in brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine.
#1-3, Feb-Apr. 1932 (Do not feature covers by Gropper)
#4, May 1932 (Gropper cover in color)
#5, June 1932 (Gropper cover in b/w)
#6, July 1932 (Gropper cover in color)
#7 Aug. 1932 (Gropper cover in color)
#8 Sept. 1932 (Gropper cover in b/w, + additional in half-page in text illustration in b/w, on p.16)
#9 Oct. 1932 (Gropper cover in b/w)
#10 Nov. 1932 (Gropper cover in b/w)
#11 Dec. 1932 (Front and back covers by Gropper in color)

Individual issues, all with b/w covers by Gropper. These are in a slightly smaller size measuring approx. 8x10":
Vol.7 #4, Apr.1933
Vol.7 #5 May 1933
Vol.8 #3-6 Mar-June 1935
Vol.9 #4 Apr. 1935
Vol.9 #7-12 July-Dec. 1936
Vol.10 #3 Mar. 1937
Vol.10 #5 May 1937

That makes a total of 30 illustrations by Gropper, including 28 covers (+ an additional rear cover) and two interior illustrations. 10 in color and 12 in b/w.

Various states of condition, with 2 covers detached and some with chipping to edges, otherwise covers in good to very good condition overall. Text in Yiddish. g to vg. Item #42324

Price: $9,500.00

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