Extremely Rare “The Hanukkah Lamp” Bibliophile Limited Edition Book By M. Narkiss, Jerusalem, 1939.
Entirely in Hebrew with an additional title page in English: The Hanukkah Lamp, as well as English introduction pages and list of illustration of the plates with reference to the Hebrew text.
Very rare, printed exclusively in this limited bibliophile edition of only 400 copies.
“Menorat HaChanuka” (The Hanukkah Menorah) Book.
Beny Bezalel Publishing Co. with the assistance of the Bialik foundation of the Jewish agency for Palestine, Jerusalem, 1939.
First attempt to describe one of the traditional Jewish ritual items from an artistic vantage point.
Authored by Mordechai Narkiss (1897-1957), the right-hand assistant of Prof. Boris Shatz in the establishment of the “Bezalel Jerusalem” school of art.
The book is replete with many photographs of about 100 ancient Hanukkah candelabrums with research text regarding the Menorah.
With many sketches, the work of Meir Gur Aryeh (1891-1951) one of the important Bezalel artists.
The many photographs are centered in the second half of the book and are printed on quality, chrome paper, Jerusalem, 1939.
Very good condition, stains.
See item description.
1104gr. / 35.5oz.
Length – 32cm. / 12.6in.
Width – 25.2cm. / 9.9in.
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