Berlin: Jewish Literature Publishing Co./ Judischer Literarischer Verlag/ Yidisher literarisher farlag, 1922. First edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 206pp. . Rebound in 3/4 brown textured buckram over decorative light brown paper boards. Illustrated title page and publisher's device following the title page. A collection of Yiddish poems from acclaimed novelist, children's writer and poet Leib Kvitko (1890-1952), published during the period when he lived in Germany. Some of the poems in this collection had been previously published in Ukrainian publications during 1919 and 1920; and some material was published here for the first time. The content includes 61 poems, divided into 10 sections based on theme. The start of each section contains an illustration in black after woodcuts, designed by Ukrainian-Jewish artist Issachar Ber Ryback (1897-1935). The modernist avant-garde typography on the title page and with the illustrated imaiges was also designed by Ryback. Kvitko and Ryback collaborated on numerous project including, most notably on Yiddish children's books. Table of contents and errata at the back of the book.
Text in Yiddish.
Binding with some sunning to the spine, with some rubbing and light chipping to the head and tail of the spine. Light rubbing to extremities. Paper on the covers and spine with some light chipping, scratches, creasing and/or stains. Light stains to the edges of the book block. Several pages with some light water stains and/or minor closed tears. An ex-library copy with ink stamps of the Yiddish Bibliotek in Kielce on a number of pages including the interior covers, free endpapers, the title page, half-title and p.7. Writing in pink colored pencil on the interior front cover. Binding in good-, interior in very good-, condition overall. Protected by modern mylar. g- to vg-. Item #45830
Yiddish title: גרין גראז
Author: קוויטקא, ל.
Illustrator: יששכר בער ריבאַק/ יששכר בר ריבק.