- Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], black cloth titled in gilt with an illustration in gilt on the front cover. The binding is lightly rubbed & there is a small tear to the cloth on the front edge of the front cover. 238 pages. Illustrated with an extra pictorial title by Irving Sussman and with black-and-white illustrations, including maps & numerous portraits. The book has a slight musty odor. Good.
First edition, limited to 900 copies.
"Horodetz: History of a Small Town, 1142-1941" is a history of Gorodetz in Belarus. Among the many sections of the book are chapters covering rabbis, synagogues, teachers and students, memories of religious holidays, folklore, folk songs, legends, Zionism and the diaspora, including emigrants to Israel.
Laid in is an illustrated brochure including a letter in English and Yiddish from the Horodetz Book Committee thanking donors, contributors and members of the committee for their research and financial support and providing an accounting of the costs of producing the book.
The text of the book is in Yiddish. First Edition.
JUDAICA & HEBRAICA; JEWISH HISTORY; HORODETZ: A GESICHTE FUN A SHTETL (1142-1942); AKIVA BEN-EZRA, EDITOR; HISTORY OF A SMALL TOWN; GORODETZ, BELARUS; MAPS; PORTRAITS; ILLUSTRATIONS; HORODETZ BOOK COMMITTEE; COSTS OF PRODUCTION; LIMITED EDITION; FIRST