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Lot #    22011
Auction End Date    11/18/2008 11:59:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    The Book of Psalms
Title (Hebrew)    ספר תהלים
Author    [First Ed.] Saul Raskin, Illus.
City    New York
Publisher    Academy Photo Offset
Publication Date    1942
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   First edition. 160 pp., 346:250 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards, no dj.
   Text in Hebrew, English & Yiddish is printed on heavy paper in columns, with English translations reading left to right. The Yiddish translation is by Israel Levine, illustrated by Saul Raskin (1886–1966), artist. Born in Nogaisk, Russia, Raskin studied painting at different art schools in Europe and in 1904 went to the U.S. Raskin worked in many media and was known for his draftsmanlike attention to detail and his realistic approach. He painted mostly scenes of Jewish life and lore, especially Jewish life on the East Side of New York. His trips to Palestine yielded a series of paintings of Jewish life there, among them 20 lithographs on Jerusalem. Raskin also illustrated many Hebrew texts, e.g., Pirkei Avot (1940); the Haggadah (1941); Psalms (1942); the Siddur (1945); the Kabbalah, called Kabbalah in Word and Image (1952), and other works of Jewish context, such as Hebrew Rhapsody (1959).
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Listing Classification
20th Century:    Checked
America-South America:    Checked
Bible:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English, Yiddish
Manuscript Type
Kind of Judaica
Drawings:    Checked