Moscow: Aktsyen gezelshaft ‘Shul un bukh’, 1927. Item #555
40 pp.: ill.,  ads. 19x13,5 cm. In original covers. Restored, glue traces on the inner margin of first and last pages, otherwise very good.
First and only edition. Scarce. One of 15000 copies. Constructivist cover is printed in Yiddish and Russian, the catalogue itself is in Yiddish. The catalogue could be regarded as the reference material for the constructivist book design of Moscow-published yiddish books.
The catalogue contains nine sections from books on politics and art to the educational literature and children’s books. The catalogue shows 38 covers of published books confirming the constructivist design of 1920s Jewish editions.
This is the fifth book trade catalogue of ‘Shul un bukh’ which significantly contributed to the Soviet Jewish publishing in 1923-1928. In the 1920s there was an attempt to create the culture and life of a new Jewish society. The press, book publishing, schools and socialist propaganda organizations in Yiddish developed with new energy.
No copies located in US, according to the Worldcat.