The Steven Lomazow Collection of American Periodicals

One of the largest periodical collection of all time. The Steven Lomazow Collection consists of almost 30 thousand issues dating back to the early 1700's.  A finer collection of periodical artwork you can't find any where else.


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Local ID: 10337

Estimated Value: $3,000

Title: Hebrew Puck
Category: Humor
Volume: 1-2
Issue: See below. 57 total issues over two series
Date: November 1894-June 1896
Published in: New York, NY
Vol 1, No. 1 (November 30, 1894 to Vol. 2, No. 20 and NS Vol. 2, No. 1 to No. 37. Comprising 20 issues of the first series and 37 issues in the second (though the second series is lacking numbers 3 and 15 but contains duplicates of numbers 2, 14, and 29.) Both volumes bound in marbled boards with blank cloth spines. Bindings good with general edge wear. The “Hebrew” in the title refers to the people, not the language, as the magazine is, in fact, written in Yiddish. The title is sometimes seen translated as The Yiddisher Puck or The Jewish Puck. While the cataloguer cannot speak to the textual content, the work of a very talented cartoonish M. Stein of New York Press created the front page cartoons for the first nine issues of the first series. Thereafter, the cover cartoons (perhaps to cut expenses) are borrowed woodcuts furnished with Yiddish captions. Three institutional holdings are listed for the first series, one for the second series. No known institution holds both series.