Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller


Paris: Printed by Imprimerie D' Art Voltaire, 1926. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 31pp. [1]. Printed tan wrappers with black lettering on the front cover. Intended as a one-off publication, this scarce avant-garde Yiddish literary revue, was edited by Ozer Warshavsky (aka Oyzer Warshawsky, 1898–1944), and illustrated throughout with work by Marc Chagall. Of the seven Chagall images, three are reproduced lithographically in black, and the remaining four are offset reproductions. This literary revue includes countless contributions from many of the most acclaimed figures of modernist Yiddish literature of the era, including Ilya Ehrenburg (1891-1967), Itzik Feffer (1900-1952), Peretz Markish (1895-1952), Israel Joshua Singer (1893-1944), Ezra Feinenberg (1899-1946), Zev (Lupus) Blumenfeld (1889-1932) and "Leo Kenig" (Arye-Leyb Yaffe, 1889-1970). Additionally, Warshavsky himself contributes an essay on the work of Marc Chagall, and includes a chapter from his forthcoming novel "Shnit Tseyt" (Harvest Time, 1926).

Text in Yiddish.

Wrappers has been professionally restored, but still have a few small closed tears and creases. Interior with pages age toned, and a few sporadic minor to light closed tears, creases and/or smudges. Wrappers in very good+, interior in very good condition overall. Scarce. Item #46921

Yiddish title: ליטערארישע רעווי: איינמאליקער נומער, עוזר ווארשאווסקי

Ozer Warshavsky (b. Poland 1898-1944) was a prominent figure within the avant-garde Yiddish literary and art movement of the time. He was know for his own novels as well as for his involvement with various international publications of the movement, including "Di Khalyastre" (Second Almanac, Paris, 1924), "Albatross" (Berlin, 1923) and "Di Tsayt" (London). By the mid 1920s he had moved to Paris, where he lived up until WWII. After moving around Europe at various times during the Second World War, he was eventually arrested by the Gestapo in Rome in late 1944, and sent to Auschwitz, were he was killed.

Price: $7,500.00

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