Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
The Five Books of Moses
The Five Books of Moses
The Five Books of Moses
The Five Books of Moses
The Five Books of Moses

The Five Books of Moses

Jerusalem: Palestine Art Publishing Co., 1930. First edition. Softcover. Elephant Folio. (2) 47 leaves. Light brown portfolio with with original, trimmed dark brown printed front wrapper with orange lettering pasted to cover. Title page lithograph: "The People Saw It." Presented as "One Hundred Original Lithographs Drawn On Stone By The Artist" in the impressum, Pann decided to publish the portfolio with 47 lithographs, thinking of printing and publishing the remainder at a later date. After having published his first set of 25 Biblical lithographs in 1924, Abel Pann dedicated the following five years almost exclusively to the "The Five Books of Moses," creating a set of lithographs considered to be among the greatest works of religious art of all times. Text in English and Hebrew. Portfolio with light wear along edges, small closed tears at head and tail of spine, lightly rubbed, crease in lower right corner of pasted down paper plate, and slight discoloration at foredge. Plate Genesis viii-8 with wear along bottom, minor closed tears and small crease at right lower corner; last line (Genesis...) partially cut off. Few plates with minor creasing at corners and two with sunning stripes at edges. General minor blemishes and age-toning along edges. Lithographs not affected. Portfolio in overall good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #40506

Price: $1,500.00

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