Darwin, Charles; Y A Merison

Published by Nyu York: M. N. Mayzel, 1921
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Publishers cloth. 8vo. 364; 368; 312 pages. 22 cm. First Yiddish edition. With frontispiece portrait of Darwin, and numerous illustrations throughout. Translation by Y. A. Merison of Charles Darwin’s "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex", his second book on evolutionary theory (originally published 1871; two volumes) . "A prolific journalist and translator, Jacob Merison (a. K. A. Jacob Maryson, a. K. A. Y. A. Merison) was a prominent Jewish socialist, anarchist, and proponent of Yiddish culture. Born near Vilna, Lithuania, to a rabbinical family, in 1887 he immigrated to the United States and settled in New York, where he earned a medical degree and joined the Pioneers of Freedom, the first Jewish American anarchist group. Merison is best known for translating the work of writers like Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Max Stirner, Errico Malatesta, and Peter Kropotkin into Yiddish, as well as the work of other socialists and anarchists. " (The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest; Merison, Jacob A. ; Kenyon Zimmer). Subjects: Yiddish translations –Darwin. Evolution. Natural selection. Heredity. Human beings - Origin. Vols. I and II with original jackets; vol. III without. Light edgewear and soiling to jackets of vols. I and II, otherwise fresh and clean. (YID-16-11). Bookseller Inventory # 30812

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Publisher: Nyu York: M. N. Mayzel

Publication Date: 1921

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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