"Rot und glühend ist das Auge des Juden". Gedichte zu 8 Radierungen von Jacob Steinhardt

Arno Nadel (1878-1943), German Jewish poet and musicologist; Jakob Steinhardt [Jacob Steinhardt] (1887-1968), Israeli artist and engraver of Polish and Jewish extraction; Fritz Gurlitt, publisher
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Berlin: Verlag für Jüdische Kunst und Kultur. Fritz Gurlitt. 1920.
SKU: 8335

Only edition. The dimensions of the volume, which is bound in grey paper printed wraps, are roughly 29.5 x 24 cm. It consists of 25 unpaginated leaves and a frontispiece (sometimes lacking). The other illustrations are eight tipped-in plates and a facsimile of a music score. Some ruckling to the wraps, otherwise a good copy on lightly-aged paper. Striking woodcut on front cover, 13 x 16 cm, showing and old Jew with a boy before a table with two candles. An attractive work, delicately and sensitively illustrated with images of Jews at prayer. Made all the more poignant in the knowledge that Nadel perished at Auschwitz. Inscribed to 'Emmy' on the front free endpaper from 'Kurt zum 19. X. 21.', with a quote from Alfred Polgar: 'Es dauert lange, bis man reif [sic] zur Lebensfreude. - Etwa bis zu [sic] jenem Tag, an dem die Todesangst beginnt.' Uncommon: no copy on COPAC.