New York: The Noonday Press, 1955. Marc Chagall. First American Edition. Cloth and boards. 8vo (8" x 5 1/2"), turquoise textured quarter cloth with pink & white lettering on spine over black boards, frontispiece B&W illustration of Sholom Aleichem by Marc Chagall, Mylar-protected lettered multi-color-banded dust jacket (publisher-clipped with price of $3.75 at bottom) with faint B&W line drawings by Chagall, top edges of pages stained by publisher for dust protection, 306 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #3049
Sholem Aleichem (1859 – 1916), was a leading Yiddish author and playwright. The musical Fiddler on the Roof, based on his stories about Tevye the Dairyman, was the first commercially successful English-language stage production about Jewish life in Eastern Europe. The Hebrew phrase "shalom aleichem" literally means "peace be upon you", and is a greeting in traditional Hebrew and Yiddish.
SUPERIOR CONDITION internally and externally!
The dust jacket spine is slightly faded, but the rest of the dj is bright and remarkably smooth and chip-free.