HAGGADAH - ARTHUR SYZK. The Haggadah. Executed by Arthur Szyk, 1939
Lot 327
HAGGADAH - ARTHUR SZYK
The Haggadah. Executed by Arthur Szyk, [The Sun Engraving Company for] Beaconsfield Press, [1939]
£8,000 - 12,000
US$ 13,000 - 20,000
Lot Details
HAGGADAH - ARTHUR SZYK
The Haggadah. Executed by Arthur Szyk, edited with an introduction by Cecil Roth, text in Hebrew and English (printed in Plantin type), the Hebrew text on 48 leaves printed in colours with pictorial decorations after Syzk, decorative initials, printed on one side of leaf and uncut throughout, original blue picorial morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, covers gilt-blocked with figure of Jehovah, full-page illustration of Moses supporting the Ten Commandments on paste-downs, t.e.g., FINE COPY, 4to, [The Sun Engraving Company for] Beaconsfield Press, [1939]

Footnotes

  • FINE COPY OF THE HAGGADAH, illustrated by Arthur Szyk (1894-1941), a Polish Jewish artist resident in England. It was issued in an edition of 125 copies printed on vellum. This copy is is one of "a further (very small) number of copies... produced, as a run-on, on conventional art paper. These copies, distributed amongst the Sun's directors, their families and others involved in the project, were printed on one side of double leaves... just as the vellum version had been printed" (Peter Greenhill and Brian Reynolds, The Way of the Sun, 2010, pp.67-68). The binding, made by Sangorski & Sutcliffe to a design by Syzk, is the same as that used on the vellum edition.

    Provenance: David Greenhill, managing director of the Sun Engraving Company, Watford; and thence by descent.
Activities
Lot symbols
Contacts
  1. Books (UK)
    Specialist - Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
    Bonhams
    Work
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879