Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Item #49841 From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern. Mattes Deutch, Ben-Sholem, Shloime Schwartz, Todros Geller, Mitchell Siporin.
From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern
From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern
From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern
From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern
From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern
From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern
From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern
From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern
From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern

From Midwest to North Pacific: Anthology of Yiddish Verse / Anthologie. Di Idishe Poezie fun Mitvest un Mayrev, Biz di Letste Teg fun Moyshe Leyb Halpern

Chicago: Farlag Ceshinsky/ M. Ceshinsky, 1933. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. (xxiv) 200pp. Light brown buckram boards with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. Decorative floral endpapers. Illustrated title page and contributors list at the front. This publication is an anthology of work from Yiddish poets in the Midwest and Western United States from 1932-1933, beautifully illustrated, most notably by Todros Geller. The collection was also published to honor the memory of the recently deceased Yiddish poet Moyshe-Leyb Halpern (1886-1932), with the initial section of poetry dedicated to him.

The work is illustrated throughout in b/w, most notably with 7 full-page expressionist woodcut engravings by acclaimed artists Todros Geller (1889-1949) and Mitchell Siporin (1910–1976). Siporin created the evocative title page with woodblock printing in black and red as well as two others. Geller contibutes the table of contents with avant-garde typography as well as 3 other large images, plus an additional smaller woodcut. Geller's contibutions include poletarian and Jewish themes.

Poets who contributed to this collection are Moyshe Bogdanski (1889-1938), Shloyme Belski (1890-1972), Ben-Sholem (Shimen Shneyder, b.1890, also ed.), Pinhes Berman (1892-1974), Yankev Brodski (1892-1980), H. (Hirsch) Goldovsky (1892-1948), Borekh Goldhart (1897- 1950), L. Gorelik (1889-1941), Yehude Leyb Dashevski (aka Yalbiz or Louis Dashevski, 1890-1974), Mattes Deutch (1894-1966, also ed.), Pesi Hershfeld-Pomerants (1900-1978), Shifre Weiss (1889-1955), Malka Heifetz Tussman (1893-1987), L. Miler (1889-1967), Alter Esselin (1889-1974), Ezra Korman (1888-1959), Yitskhok-Elkhonen Rontsh (1899-1985); and Shloyme Shvartz (aka Selwyn S. Schwartz, 1907-1988, also ed.) among others. Many of these contributors were born in Eastern Europe and had later settled in the Chicago area. The content is organized by poet (alphabetically), with each contributing multiple poems, and many accompanied by a b/w photographic portrait. There is an additional printed table of contents on the final page.

Binding with light rubbing and sunning to the spine. Tail of spine lightly bumped. Front board slightly bowed. Pages throughout (including images) clean and bright, with the occasional small stain or smudge, mostly in the margins. Starting at interior front gutter, but binding fairly tight overall. Binding in very good, interior in very good+ condition overall. Item #49841

Yiddish title: אנטאָלאָגיע : די אידישע פאָעזיע פון מיטוועסט און מיירעוו : ביז די לעצטע טעג פון משה לייב האלפערן
Publication: שיקאגע, פארלאג צעשינסקי
Contributors: .דייטש, מאטעס; בען שאָלעם; שווארץ, שלוימע; געללער, טאָדרעס; ציפאָרין, מ
Alternate transliteration: Farlag Tseshinski.

Price: $2,500.00