Likrat Medinah Ivrit, O Galut Yehuda? [Towards a Jewish State or Judean Exile?]. Avigdor Hameiri.
Avant-Garde Cover, Modernist Layout

Likrat Medinah Ivrit, O Galut Yehuda? [Towards a Jewish State or Judean Exile?]

Tel Aviv: HaMachar, [1938]. First edition. In publisher’s illustrated wrappers. Cover by Pesach Ir-Shay (István Irsai). Modernist layout. 32 p. Partly unopened. Creased. Cover with light stains. Chipped at edges. Pages yellowed due to aging. Overall in very good condition.

Pesach Ir-Shay’s cover design on this scarce pamphlet, a collection of Avigdor Hameiri’s essays.

The cover design is identical to the covers of Hameiri’s political and social magazine HaMachar (the published of the present edition).

István Irsai (Pesach Ir-Shay or Pesach Irsai; 1896–1968) was a Hungarian-born modernist graphic artist, architect, and designer. He made aliyah in 1944 and became famous in Israel for his modernist-constructivist graphic designs and posters. Irsai also designed stage sets in theatres as well as Bauhaus style houses and is also known as the designer of the sans serif Hebrew typeface Haim named after Bialik.

Avigdor Hameiri (1890–1970) was an Israeli author of Hungarian origins. After fighting in World War I, he settled down in Tel-Aviv in 1921. He was the founder of Ha’Kumkum (The Kettle), the first Hebrew satirical theatre, and also the founder of the journals, Lev Hadas (New Heart) and Ha’Mahart (Tomorrow). He was awarded the Israeli Prize for literature in 1968.

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Price: €1,500.00