Sale 2419 - Lot 17
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(BIBLE.) Benoit, Pierre. Le Puits de Jacob. Printed in ochre and black. 12 miniature pochoir illustrations representing the Twelve Tribes of Israel plus 15 illuminated chapter initials by Arthur Szyk. 8vo, original lettered wrappers; publisher's string-tied paper chemise with spine title, moderately worn. Paris: Albin Michel, 1927
first limited edition. number 21 of 300 copies on velin d'arches. Szyk's masterly illustrations for the French novel about a young woman who rediscovers her Jewish heritage, becomes a Zionist, and devotes her time and fortune to supporting Jewish settlers in Palestine. The title and story is loosely based on the tale of the Samaritan in Jacob's Well from the Gospel of John.