New York: Hebrew Publishing Co., n.d. [ca. late 1920s?]. Softcover. Octavo. 126pp. . Illustrated green paper wrappers with black lettering on the covers. A collection of short stories, anecdotes and humorous peices derived from the life of the famed humorous Jewish folk hero, prankster and wit Hershel of Ostropol. As a figure in Jewish culture and humor he has been quite influential and served as subject of a number of books, poems and plays. Divided into 161 sections. Advertisements at the back of the book.
Text in Yiddish.
Wrappers with some rubbing, light staining, creasing and chipping to extremities. Rubbing and chipping to the head and tail of the spine. Interior with some light creasing to the title page. Wrappers in good-, interior in very good condition overall. g- to vg. Item #47023
Yiddish title: הערשעלע אסטראפּאלער. דער וועלט בּעריהמטער וויטצלינג. בּעשריבּען זיינע אנעקדאטען, סצענעס און שטוקעס
* See Yivo Encyclopedia of the Jews of Eastern Europe, p.1301 & p.2077.