Moscow: Der Emes, 1944. Item #1211
64 pp.: ill. 20x12 cm. Original publisher’s cardboard binding with the portrait of the author on the front cover. Covers rubbed, with small tears. Otherwise very good.
The wartime edition of Sholem Aleichem’s (1859-1916) classical short stories. According to Russian National Library, ‘Der Emes’ has produced more than 100 editions in 1941-1945 in both Yiddish and Russian and their typography has stayed in Moscow as well. This one came out in March of 1944. Sholem Aleichem has remained the most popular author to print by this publishing house.