New York: Bidermans Farlag, 1932. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's decorative blue cloth, spine and upper board gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.
Yiddish novel about the death of the most beautiful submarine ever built, Submarine Z-1, the Swan, by Russian-born Yiddish novelist and critic Leon Khanukov. Inscribed by the author in Yiddish and dated 1934 on the front free endpaper. Title-page and dust jacket designed by Note Kozlovski. Text in Yiddish, in Hebrew characters. Accompanied by a copy of the English translation from 1960, in dust jacket. Slight rolling to spine, light fraying to the spine-ends, with an abrasion to spine from sticker removal. Unclipped dust jacket with moderate chipping to spine-ends and flap folds, and minor additional edgewear. Very good. Scarce. Item #929