Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

De Gemeenschap (The Community), May 1928, "Eleventh Volume" [W/ ORIGINAL LINOCUT COVER]

Helmond, Netherlands: Printed by Fasje de Reijdt, 1928. First edition. Softcover. Folio. Unpaginated [12 pages]. Stiff paper wrappers. Front cover with linocut illustration in red and black. Red lettering. The content of this extremely scarce dadaesque publication is credited to "Watt en Halfwatt", which were the Dutch nicknames for the Danish screen comedy duo known as Fyrtårnet og Bivognen*. The text is comprised of slightly absurdist, obscure and/or cryptic modernist freeform poetry, often laid out in striking visual arrangements on the page, similar to concrete poetry. Very little is known about this strange publication, but it may have been published in very limited quantities on the occasion of a wedding, as there are multiple references throughout the text to bridegrooms, event halls, and wedding guests. It has also been assumed that the title, the issue number as stated, date, and/or content of the publication may be entirely fictitious, as there are no mentions of this periodical anywhere, in addition to the fact that almost no publication information is printed. There are no listing at all on OCLC.

Text in Dutch.

Wrappers with some light to minor creasing and rubbing to extremities. Light sunning towards the top of the front cover. Interior with minor sporadic water stains and smudges to a few page, as well as some creases. Wrappers and interior in very good condition overall. Extremely scarce. vg. Item #46920

*The prolific duo "Fyrtårnet og Bivognen" was composed of stage and screen comedians/actors Carl Schenstrøm (1881–1942) and Harald Madsen (1890–1949), who starred in more than 50 comedies (often silent) together between 1921-1940.

Price: $2,000.00

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