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    Sale 2419 | Lot 15
    Price Realized: $3,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2419 Lot 15

      (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)

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000

      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.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $3,750