Mayselekh (Fairy Tales)
Warsaw: Kultur-lige, 1921. Second edition. Hardcover. 1/3500. 8x6". 315pp. . Rebound red-brown cloth over textured-paper boards. Original blue and black cover with black lettering pasted on the front. This book is a collection of 21 fairy tales from Hans Christian Anderson, translated into Yiddish by Der Nister (Pinchus Kahanovich) the noted Yiddish-language author, philosopher and translator. The book is illustrated throughout in b/w and notably features constructivist cover art from from acclaimed Russian avant-garde artist El Lizzitsky (he is credited on the verso of the title page). The final page contains a table of contents, listing the stories. This second edition was was originally printed in a limited run of 3500 copies. Text in Yiddish. Scarce.
Binding with rubbing and chipping to extremities. Spine rubbed along the hinges, and at the head and tail. Some cracking, scratches and abrasions to the front cover. Some water stains on the back cover. This book is ex-library with ink stamps in the margins of the title page, and p.3. Chipping along the top edge of the final pages (table of contents). Closed tears at the top of the title page and front free endpaper. Starting at the verso of p.315. Pages browned. Binding and interior in good- condition overall. g-. Item #45071
Alternate title: Andersens Mayselekh (Andersen's Fairy Tales)
In Yiddish: מעשהלעך : מיט אילוסטראַציעס, ה. אנדערסען.