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[HAGGADAH]. SZYK, Arthur (1894-1951, illustrator). The Haggadah. Edited by Cecil Roth. London: Beaconsfield Press, 1939.
Large 4o (280 x 237 mm). Text in Hebrew and English, PRINTED ON VELLUM in variously colored inks; 14 full-page and numerous smaller color halftone reproductions of Szyk's drawings including decorative initials, vignettes and border decorations. Original blue crushed morocco elaborately gilt, covers tooled with image of a Hebrew prophet after Szyk, spine gilt in 7 compartments, gilt lettered in two, turn-ins gilt, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, silk doublures printed with a monochromatic illustration of Moses supporting the Ten Commandments; original three-quarter morocco folding case. Provenance: purchased from Philip C. Duschnes, 18 December 1953.
LIMITED EDITION, NUMBER 108 OF 125 VELLUM COPIES SIGNED BY SZYK AND ROTH for sale in the British Empire.
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