8vo. (LXXI) 390pp. Original blue checkered cloth with gilt lettering on cover. Gilt lettering and publisher's device on spine. Decorative blue endpapers. Blue top edge, and uncut pages. The work is a collection of Yiddish poems by female authors from the 16th century to modern times, and was the first work of its kind. Contains mounted photographs of authors, facsimiles of some original title pages and some woodcut illustrations. Text in Yiddish. Binding with some sunning and smudging tocovers as well as spine. Back cover with 1.5" stain at top right corner. Corners and tail of spine lightly rubbed. Head of spine slightly chipped at top. Interior with some age toning to pages, and sporadic minor water stains and smudges. Book block starting at p.207 and 191. Binding in good-, interior in overall good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Yidishe Dikhterins: Antologye
Publisher: L. M. Stein
Publication Date: 1928
Book Condition: g- to g
Edition: First edition.
Book Description L.M. Stein, Chicago, 1928. Book Condition: Fine. First edition. Large thick octavo. Lavish woodcut illustrations, tipped-in photographs of the authors, and facsimiles of important title pages throughout. Dark blue pebbled cloth stamped in gilt. One of 1500 copies, the entire edition. Spine gilt a little darkened, else just about fine. The first collection of Yiddish poetry by women, with selections from more than 70 poets between 1586 and 1927. Until recently, there had been almost no treatment of female Yiddish poets. Women were included sporadically, if at all, in Yiddish literary anthologies, an ironic state of affairs considering that more women expressed themselves in Yiddish than in Hebrew, which was taught only to men. Korman, a Detroit teacher and literary critic, included four women whom Howe, Wisse and Shmeruk would include sixty years later in The Penguin Book of Modern Yiddish Verse: Kadia Molodowsky (who explored women's themes); Anna Margolin, Rachel Korn, and Celia Dropkin (who pioneered eroticism in Yiddish poetry). Also includes a bibliography of 232 titles. Scarce, we have never seen another copy in the trade. Bookseller Inventory # 341119