Songs of a Semite: The Dance to Death, and other Poems [FIRST EDITION]  

Author Lazarus, Emma
Place of Publication New York
Publication Name Office of "The American Hebrew"
Year 1882
Language(s) English
FIRST EDITION! This book is the first edition of Emma Lazarus` play (historical tragedy), poems and adaptations of poems by Heine and medieval Jewish poets (Solomon ben Judah Gabirol, Judah Ha-Levi and Moses ben Esra). Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) was an American Jewish poet born in New York City. She wrote her own poems and edited many adaptations of German poems, notably those of Goethe and Heine. She is also known as an important forerunner of the Zionist movement arguing for the creation of a Jewish homeland thirteen years before Herzl began to use the term Zionism. 237x155mm. 80 pages. Original Brown Cloth Hardcover. Cover worn and slightly stained. Cover corners bumped. Ex-library copy with a library code painted on front cover (black spot with white number written inside). Binding loose and visible on inner cover. Library stamp on first whitepage, title page, page 37, page 49, page 80 and last (advertisement) page. Pen marks on whitepage. Stamp on title page are partly erased (no damage to text). Title page and index page edges slightly wrinkled. Pencil marks on pages 74 and 75. Rear white page cut out. Pages yellowing. [SUMMARY]: This rare collection of writings by an important American Jewish authoress is otherwise in good condition.
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