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Three anthologies of Yiddish poetry and literature with covers designed by Hersh Inger: 1. Far der Bineh (Dertseilungen, Piesen, Lider) [For the Stage (Stories, Plays and Poems)], literary anthology edited by Y. [Yechezkel] Dobrushin, B. [Buzy] Olievsky and E. [Eliyahu] Gordon. Moscow: Tsentraler felker-farlag fun F.S.S.R, 1929. Short stories, humoresques, plays, poems, sheet music and more by David Bergelson, Isaac Babel, Leib Kvitko, David Hofstein and others. 136 pp, 22.5 cm. Good condition. Minor creases and several tears to edges. Library stamps. Minor stains on the cover. Creases and tears to edges of cover and spine (parts of the spine are missing). Notation on back cover. 2. In Shvern Gang [On a difficult journey], poems by Moyshe Khashtshevatski. Moscow: Tsentralfarlag, 1929. (On the cover: "Tsentralfarlag – Kharkiv"). 155,  pp, 17.5 cm. The body of the book is in good condition. Library stamps at the beginning and end. The cover is in fair condition, with stains, blemishes and open tears; restored (its margins are wider than those of the book). 3. Kinder-Lider [Children's Poems], by Rachel Boymvol. Moscow-Kharkiv-Minsk: Tsentraler felker-farlag fun F.S.S.R, 1930. 31,  pp, 17 cm. Good condition. Several stains. Small tears to edges of several leaves. Stains, blemishes and open tears to cover. The cover is restored. Hersh (Gregory) Inger (1910-1995), born in Sarny (Ukraine), was educated in a 'cheder' in Uman. In ca. 1926-1929, he studied at Mark Epstein's Jewish Arts and Trades School in Kiev (the name given to the Art Section of the Kultur Lige under communist management). Inger illustrated books and worked with Jewish publishing houses; he is especially remembered for illustrating books by Sholem Aleichem.