SZYK (ARTHUR) - HAGGADAH The Haggadah. Executed by Arthur Szyk. Edited by Cecil Roth, NUMBER 19 OF 125 COPIES SIGNED BY THE EDITOR AND ARTIST, AND PRINTED ON VELLUM, Beaconsfield Press, [1939]
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SZYK (ARTHUR) - HAGGADAH
The Haggadah. Executed by Arthur Szyk. Edited by Cecil Roth, NUMBER 19 OF 125 COPIES SIGNED BY THE EDITOR AND ARTIST, AND PRINTED ON VELLUM, Beaconsfield Press, [1939]
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 18,370) inc. premium

Lot Details
SZYK (ARTHUR) - HAGGADAH The Haggadah. Executed by Arthur Szyk. Edited by Cecil Roth, NUMBER 19 OF 125 COPIES SIGNED BY THE EDITOR AND ARTIST, AND PRINTED ON VELLUM, Beaconsfield Press, [1939] SZYK (ARTHUR) - HAGGADAH The Haggadah. Executed by Arthur Szyk. Edited by Cecil Roth, NUMBER 19 OF 125 COPIES SIGNED BY THE EDITOR AND ARTIST, AND PRINTED ON VELLUM, Beaconsfield Press, [1939]
SZYK (ARTHUR) - HAGGADAH
The Haggadah. Executed by Arthur Szyk. Edited by Cecil Roth, NUMBER 19 OF 125 COPIES SIGNED BY THE EDITOR AND ARTIST, AND PRINTED ON VELLUM, for "sale in the British Empire" (from an overall edition of 250), text in Hebrew and English, full-page illustrations, decorations, illuminations and decorative initials by Szyk, all printed in colours, leaves uncut, original pictorial blue morocco gilt by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, doublures of mounted cream silk satin illustrated with Moses supporting the Ten Commandments, original matching blue half morocco velvet-lined drop-back box (corners chipped, a few scuffmarks), large 4to (280 x 238mm.), Beaconsfield Press, [1939]

Footnotes

  • ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED MODERN ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS OF THE HAGGADAH. "When one considers the brilliant multi-layers not only of illumination and color, but of themes and sub-themes, Szyk's Haggadah stands among Hebrew illuminated manuscripts in a moment in time, for all time, in a class by itself" (I. Ungar, Justice Illuminated: The Art of Arthur Szyk, 1988).

    Provenance: 4-line gift inscription, written in Hebrew, dated 1985, in blank lower margin of penultimate leaf; sold by and on behalf of All Aboard Charity Shops.
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