Haggadah - Arthur Szyk Illustrated - Velvet Covers by Arthur Szyk

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Massadah and Alumoyh, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, 1962. FIRST EDITION, thus. Excellent condition, clean and tight throughout, plush navy blue velvet binding with brilliant gilt illustration to front and rear covers. Housed in original thick clamshell box, black spine with gilt decorations and titles and blue mottled covers. A beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully designed Passover Haggadah, with the illustrations of iconic artist Arthur Szyk. Double-paged unnumbered vellum leaves – forty eight (48) pages with the Hebrew text and forty four (44) pages with the English translation and commentary. Each of the Hebrew pages is magnificently illustrated in full color by Szyk, in addition to numerous full-page color illustrations. The pages in English are decorated with small, intricate, sepia-toned emblems, but the emphasis is on the illuminated Hebrew pages. The brilliant colors and striking combinations are jewel-like in affect. Printed in Israel. When first released as a limited edition of only 250 in 1940, one of the first copies being presented to King George VI, to whom it is dedicated. The London Times Literary Supplement called this work

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