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Book Of Job

Chase, Mary Ellen, Prefaced

ISBN 10: 1131432517 / ISBN 13: 9781131432519
Published by Heritage Press, 1946
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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No Dust Jacket. Torn bookplate on ffep. Slipcase is edge worn. ; 11" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 49083

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Title: Book Of Job

Publisher: Heritage Press

Publication Date: 1946

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Illustrated by Arthur Szyk

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

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The Heritage Press was an imprint of George Macy Companies, Ltd., from 1937 to 1982. In 1929, George Macy founded the Limited Editions Club and began publishing illustrated books in limited numbers (usually 1500 copies) for subscription members. In 1935 Macy founded the Heritage Club, which together with the Heritage Press, created and distributed more affordable reprints of the great books. Most of the books were beautifully illustrated with original artwork by leading book illustrators. This volume was illustrated by Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), a Polish-Jewish artist who worked primarily as a book illustrator and political artist throughout his decades-long career. Arthur Szyk was born into a prosperous middle-class Jewish family in the part of Poland which was under Russian rule in the 19th century. Arthur Szyk became a renowned artist and book illustrator as early as the interwar period. His works were exhibited and published not only in Poland, but also in France, the United Kingdom, Israel and the United States. However, he gained broad popularity in the U.S. primarily through his political caricatures in which, after the outbreak of WWII, he savaged the policies and personalities of the leaders of the Axis powers. After the war, he also devoted himself to political issues, especially the support of the creation of the state of Israel. In 1940, the American publisher George Macy, who saw his illustrations for the Haggadah at an exhibition in London, asked him to illustrate the Rubaiyat, the Book of Job, a collection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, and Charles Perrault. The author of the Introduction, Mary Ellen Chase (1887-1973), was an American educator, teacher, scholar, and author. She is regarded as one of the most important regional literary figures of the early twentieth century. She taught at Smith College starting in 1926 until her retirement in 1955. Chase wrote more than 30 books, many using her cherished Maine heritage as the setting

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