Berlin - Wien: Benjamin Harz, 1923. E.M. Lilien. Deluxe edition. Hardcover. 3 volumes. 8vo. 552 (1)pp., 327 (1)pp. 303 (1)pp. Original quarter leather over textured paper-coverd boards. Gray top edges. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated half-title. Illustrated double title pages printed in red and black. Decorative initials. Historiated endpieces. Introductory pages with black frames. Translation by Eduard Reuss and illustrated with b/w drawings by E.M. Lilien. The first edition was published in 1908.
A good translation of the Old Testament requires two things which are rarely found together; outstanding scientific proficiency and fine artistic understanding. Both trates are ingrained in the translation fetured here: D. Eduard Reuß, the subtle and eminent Strasbourg scholar, who garnered great merits for his exploration of the Old Testament." (Foreword). Contains literary timetable and list of illustrations at rear. Text in German. Binding with some wear along edges and rubbed, more pronounced in volume one. Block with light age-toning. Good- to very good+ condition. Item #51717