Hebrew). Pentateuch. Chamishah Chumshei Torah.

AUCTION 61 | Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts, Autograph Letters, Graphic Art and Ceremonial Objects

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Lot 58

Hebrew). Pentateuch. Chamishah Chumshei Torah.

One of 850 copies printed on Van Gelder paper. Typeface designed by Marcus Behmer. Woodcut decorative title in blue, brown and black. Initial word of each of the Five Books surrounded by arabesques and printed in brown and black, few verses and single words printed in red. An uncut copy. Original boards, rebacked retaining original calf spine lettered in gilt. New endpapers. Folio.

Berlin: Officina Serpentis for Soncino Gesellschaft 1931-33

Est: $1,000 - $1,500
<<“RANKS AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HEBREW BOOKS EVER PRINTED.”>> See A. J. Karp, From the Ends of the Earth-Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, (1991) pp. 31-34; L. Avrin, The Art of the Hebrew Book in the Twentieth Century, in: New York Public Library Catalogue, A Sign and a Witness, (1988) p. 135.