Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Le Puits de Jacob by Arthur Szyk

This limited edition volume of Le Puits de Jacob (1927) by Pierre Benoit is being offered at Bonhams on Ocotober 10. The illustrations by Arthur Szyk are exceptional.

Lot No: 1134
SZYK, ARTHUR, illus. 1894-1951.
BENOIT, PIERRE. Le Puits de Jacob. Paris: Albin Michel, [1927].
8vo (200 x 150 mm). Illustrated with 12 pochoir plates and 15 initials representing the 12 Tribes of Israel. Original wrappers, glassine dust jacket. Custom slipcase. One page with stain, not touching illustration, spine splitting, losses to glassine jacket.

LIMITED EDITION, one of 300 copies on velin d'Arches. 

Estimate: US$500 - 700
October 10, 2011:  Sold for US $1,000 inclusive of Buyer's Premium 

Images from other copies:
Limitation page and title page

Jews in Palestine from Le Puits de Jacob

The image of Jews in Palestine and the title page:


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