Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Szyk Haggadah, Premier Edition [WITH AN ADDITION BOX OF SZYK MATERIAL]

Burlingame, CA: Historicana/Irvin Unger, 2008. Limited Premier Edition. Hardcover. 1/85. 95pp. [1]. Housed in a red cloth clamshell box, with blue leather and gilt lettering on the front cover. Haggadah bound in gorgeous blue and red leather with gilt lettering and ruling on the spine. Also housed in the clamshell box is a second volume, containing a page by page analysis of the Haggadah (in blue cloth), a smaller red cloth portfolio with 12 loose plates of prints from the haggadah, a cd-rom discussing the production of this edition, and a finely printed introductory prospectus on the Haggadah.

The work was originally conceived during the rise of Nazi Germany, with images in the form of illuminated miniature paintings, which draw conceptual parallels between the Israelites struggle to overcome Egyptian oppression in the Passover story, and the persecution and horrors faced by Jews at the hands of the Third Reich during that period.

This stunning reproduction edition of Szyk's legendary masterpiece, originally published in the 1930s, is itself a masterpiece of production and artistry. This premier edition was printed in a limited edition of 85 copies, numbered and hand-signed by publisher Irvin Unger, of which this copy is #38. Bound in a French fold style on double-leaves of beautifully produced Hahnemuhle paper. Beautiful decorative endpapers speckled in gilt. Created by an unparalleled international team of craftsmen, scholars and printers.

The list price on the Historicana website is $18,000.

An additional copy of the CD-Rom
Numerous pieces of other printed ephemera on the haggadah and Szyk.
Historicana "Collector's Haggadah Catalogue"
"The Art and Politics of Arthur Szyk". Hardcover. 2003. (xiv) [1] 136pp.
"Arthur Szyk, Drawings against National Socialism and Terror". Softcover. 340pp. [1].

Haggadah and all other material in fine condition. Fine. Item #46649
ISBN: 0979954603

Price: $12,500.00

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