Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Le Puits de Jacob. Pierre Benoit, Arthur Szyk, A. de Monzie.
Le Puits de Jacob
Le Puits de Jacob
Le Puits de Jacob
Le Puits de Jacob

Le Puits de Jacob

Paris: Albin Michel, 1927. Limited edition. Softcover. 1/300. Octavo. [6], IV, [4], 323, [3]pp. Uncut. Original glassine over printed wrappers. Book housed in its original paper covered chemise, with string tie. Title page color vignette. In this delightful French novel, a young woman rediscovers her Jewish heritage, becomes a Zionist and devotes her time and fortune to supporting Jewish settlers in Palestine. This work is magnificently illustrated by Arthur Szyk, renowned Jewish graphic artist and book illustrator, and contains fifteen illuminated letters as chapter headings representing the 12 Tribes of Israel, and twelve full-page pochoir plates in vivid color. These stunning illustrations are characterized by a rich diversity of colors and detailed presentation, deliberately referring to the medieval and renaissance traditions of illumination of manuscripts, with interspersed contemporary elements. Limited edition of 300 numbered copies on Velin d'Arches, of which this is copy #211. Slight age-toning on chemise, with minor closed tears along joints. Text in French. Chemise in overall good- to good, wrappers and interior in very good condition. vg. Item #34068

Price: $1,500.00

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