Jun 14, 2016 - Sale 2419

Sale 2419 - Lot 15

Price Realized: $ 3,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
(BIBLE.) SZYK, ARTHUR. Le Livre d'Esther. French and Hebrew text. Printed in red and black. Decorative title in rose and gold, 19 color plates, calligraphy, historiated initials and head- and tail-pieces, by Szyk. Small 4to, beautifully custom bound by kerstin tini miura in multi-color and -patterned onlays including iridescent and metallic pieces over navy morocco depicting Esther on the front cover and King Ahasuerus on the rear cover, simple blue and red turn-ins and pebble-pattern gold metallic endpapers, gilt-lettered red calf spine label, top edges patterned and silvered; original wrappers bound in, additional marbled and solid color blanks; suede-lined chemise of 1/4 matching navy morocco over turquoise and gold marbled paper; felt-lined matching slipcase. Paris: L'Édition d'Art H. Piazza, (1925)

Additional Details

number 668 of 775 copies on vélin. szyk's classic esther beautifully and intricately bound by modern binding master, miura, employing a number of different colors and textures; signed along bottom rear turn-in. Numbered in Hebrew and Arabic from their respective directions. Monod, 7199; Carteret, IV, 241.