New York: Brentano's, 1920. First English Language Edition. Octavo (19.5cm); brick red publisher's cloth, with black lettering on front and spine; x,193pp. Spine tanned, with chipping to crown and heel; boards worn, soiled and rubbed; front leading corner chipped with material loss (mostly on verso); pages toned at margins, with soiling intermittent throughout; front pastedown/endpaper shows clumsy attempt to repair binding with paste. Gift inscription on ffep (crossed out), torn bookplate on front pastedown. Overall just about Very Good.
Leon Kobrin is perhaps best known as a playwright and contributor to the Yiddish theatre scene, at the zenith of its popularity in the United States. He also worked as a translator and journalist, as well as a novelist with this 1914 work that details a lively, primarily Jewish microcosm within a small, anonymous village in Lithuania. It was one of the first of his works translated into English, and published in 1920.