New York: Aroysgegebn fun der Idisher Teater Gezelshaft/ Farlag "Idish kunst-teater" (Yiddish Art Theatre), 1921-1924. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine. This collection of Yiddish theater periodicals contains the complete 5 issue run of the Yiddish theater and literary monthly periodical "Tealit: Teater un Literatur" (November 1923- March 1924) and three issues (one single and one double, possibly the complete run?) of Unzer Teater ("Our Theatre", 1921), the publication of the famed Yiddish Art Theatre in New York. Each issue's original illustrated softcover wrappers have been bound in. The issues discuss the current theatrical productions and theater trends of the day and include periodic b/w illustrations throughout, some showing set design and character sketches. Small contemporary newspaper clipping laid in at the interior back cover.
Contents are as follows:
Tealit: Text in Yiddish, with advertisements in Yiddish, English and Russian.
Issue #1, November 1923. 48pp.
Issue #2, December 1923. Cover by Saul Raskin. 48pp.
Issue #3, January 1924. Cover and other illustrations by Boris Aaronson. 48pp.
Issue #4, February 1924. Cover by Issachar ber Ryback, with additional illustrations by Saul Raskin. 48pp.
Issue #5, March 1924. Cover and other illustrations by Nathan Altman. 48pp.
Unzer Teater (all issued?): Text in Yiddish, with English cover and advertisements on the back.
Issue #1, September 1921. Cover and other illustrations by Aaron Goodelman. 26pp. .
Issue #2-3, October-November 1921. Cover and other illustration By Zuni Moud, with additional illustrations by Aaron Goodelman and Saul Raskin. 34pp. .
In the case of both issues, the advertisements at the back are for the Yiddish Art Theatre's production of Ansky's the Dybbuk, which was the first American production of this famous work.
Binding with some light rubbing and bumping to extremities. Minor rippling to covers. Interior with sunning to the edges of the original wrappers, and some starting in some issues. A large closed tear on p.11-12 of the March issue of Tealit. Binding in good+, interiors in very good- to very good+ condition overall. Quite scarce. g+ to vg+. Item #45045
Yiddish title: טעאליט: טעאטער און ליטעראטור / אונזער טעאטער.