BIRNBAUM, URIEL. JEWISH INTEREST. CHAD GADJO zeichnungen con Menachem Birnbaum. Berlin: Welt Verlag, 1920. Folio (9 x 11 1/2"), bound in original vellum boards with the black ties replaced. Except for light soil and toning to the boards, this is a clean VG-Fine copy. First edition. This famous Passover song of Chad Gadya that is sung at the end of the Seder is illustrated by Jewish/Austrian artist Menachem Birnbaum and adapted by his younger brother Uriel. There is a color illustration on the cover followed by pictorial endpapers within a blue and yelllow border. The twin title pages are set within the same border and are followed by the text of the song printed in both Hebrew and German. Each page of text (10 pages) faces a striking full page color woodblock illustration, printed on vellum-like parchment. The final images of the Angel of Death foretold the horror of of the Holocaust. Menachem and Uriel Birnbaum were sons of the Jewish philosopher Nathan Birnbaum. Menachem died in Auschwitz in 1944 but Uriel lived until 1956. This is a nice copy of a rare Jewich children's book.
(Inventory #: 34074)
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