Auction 69 Part 2
Dec 3, 2019 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 218:

"Forshtelungen" / "Al'dos Guts" – Two Books by Moishe Broderzon – Illustrations by Arthur Szyk

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Two Yiddish books by Moishe Broderzon, illustrated by Arthur Szyk (1894-1951):
1. Al'dos Guts, Mayselekh far Kinder [All the Best, Tales for Children]. Warsaw: Kultur Lige, 1922. Yiddish.
Ten rhymed tales for children, accompanied by small illustrations by Arthur Szyk.
90 pp, [2] leaves, 22 cm. Body in good overall condition. Minor stains. Stained cover, with open tears to edges and spine. Paper strips are mounted to the edges of the cover; the front cover is attached to the title page by three pieces of paper.
2. Forshtelungen [Plays]. Lodz, 5697 [1936/37]. Yiddish.
Twelve one-act plays. The plays, which were written after the rise of Nazism in Germany and at a time of increasing anti-Semitism in Europe, deal with the distress of Jews in a non-Jewish environment; their heroes are figures from literature, Jewish history and folklore: Shylock, Judah Halevi, Baruch Spinoza, Heinrich Heine and others.
On the second page appears a color portrait of Broderzon, made by Arthur Szyk.
132, [2] pp, 19 cm. Good condition. Foxing. Minor blemishes to cover.