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LOT 207:

Three Books with Covers Designed by Henryk Berlewi – "Legion", by Gabriel Talphir, with Author's Signature / A Play ...

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Three Books with Covers Designed by Henryk Berlewi – "Legion", by Gabriel Talphir, with Author's Signature / A Play by Leonid Andreyev / Theater Quarterly Edited by Michael Weichert – Poland, 1920s
Three books with covers designed by Henryk Berlewi:
1. Der vos Krigt di Petsh [He Who Gets Slapped], by Leonid Andreyev. Yiddish translation: Avraham Morawski. Warsaw: The Levin-Epstein Brothers ("Brider Levin-Epstein un Shutafim"), 1921. Yiddish.
Avraham Morawski's Yiddish translation of the play "He Who Gets Slapped" by Russian playwright and author Leonid Andreyev.
[3], V, 137 pp, 20 cm. Missing pages 138-149 and the back cover. Fair condition. The front cover is detached and torn at its edges (several of the tears are open). The last leaf is detached and torn (missing pieces). Brittle paper. Unopened pages. Stains and tears.
2. Legion, poem by Gabriel Talphir. Warsaw: Peratzim, [1925]. Signed by Talphir on the title page.
80 pp, 28 cm + [1] errata leaf, 15X22.5 cm. Fair condition. Detached cover and leaves (missing spine), stains and tears.
3. Yiddish Teater, Kvartal-Buch [Yiddish Theater, Quraterly], Buch 1 [First Book], edited by Michael Weichert. Poland: B. Kletzkin, 1927. Yiddish.
Articles about Yiddish theater by Jacob Botoshansky, Yitzchak Schipper, Michael Weichert and others; accompanied by four picture-plates – three photographs from various plays, including the play "Shabtai Zvi" of the "Vilner Trupe" (The Vilna Troupe) and a painting of the "Yiddishen Kunst-Teater" in New York.
The editor of the quarterly, the author and playwright Michael Weichert, played a major role in the Jewish cultural life in Poland. He worked as a legal advisor of Jewish charity and culture institutions. In 1940, he founded the Jewish Social Self-Help organization – the JSS. The German authorities allowed the JSS to operate, and for approximately two years it was the most important organization aiding Jews in ghettos. At the end of the war, Weichert was accused of collaboration with the Nazis and was prosecuted by the Polish government. Although the Polish court acquitted Weichert, in 1948 he was retried at an independent "court" founded by the central Jewish committee in Poland for this purpose. In this trial he was found guilty and was sentenced to "bear a badge of shame". In 1958, he immigrated to Israel.
121, [7] pp + [4] plates, 21 cm. Good condition. Stains, mostly on margins of cover. Unopened pages. Tears to edges of cover and leaves. Open tears to spine.
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