Scenes Familiales Juives - Yudishes Familienleben [Yiddish]

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 307

Scenes Familiales Juives - Yudishes Familienleben [Yiddish]

Frontispiece and 21 charming plates of Alsatian Jewish life and custom, each captioned in French and (pidgin!)-Yiddish. Preface by Bernard Lazare Contemporary gilt-stamped 3/4 tree-calf over marbled boards with original pictorial wrappers bound in, lightly rubbed, folio not in Rubens

Paris: circa 1900

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
For an interesting comparison between Levy and his contemporary Moritz Oppenheim (see lot ***) see, N.L. Kleeblatt, Illustrating Jewish Lifestyles on Opposite Banks of the Rhine: Alphonse Levy’s Alsatian Peasants and Moritz Daniel Oppenheim’s Frankfurt Burghers, in: Journal of Jewish Art, Volume 16/17 (1990/91) pp.53-63