Das Buch Jona (Signed by Zimpel and Birnbaum): Zimpel, Julius & Uriel Birnbaum Das Buch Jona (Signed by Zimpel and Birnbaum): Zimpel, Julius & Uriel Birnbaum Das Buch Jona (Signed by Zimpel and Birnbaum): Zimpel, Julius & Uriel Birnbaum Das Buch Jona (Signed by Zimpel and Birnbaum): Zimpel, Julius & Uriel Birnbaum

Das Buch Jona (Signed by Zimpel and Birnbaum)

Zimpel, Julius & Uriel Birnbaum

Published by Neuer Grafik / Rikola, Vienna, 1921
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover

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1/300. Folio. Unpaginated (40pp). Half purple cloth over black paper covered boards, with title label pasted on front cover. Illustrated title page and initials. Striking illustrated edition of the biblical Book of Jonah* featuring 17 magnificent lithographs by Uriel Birnbaum, the renown Austrian painter, caricaturist, writer and poet best known for his illustrations of books, including works of Edgar Allan Poe, Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass" ("Alice im Spiegelglass," Vienna, 1923), and his own "Weltuntergang" (1921). The text pages for this limited edition are a manually printed facsimile of Julius Zimpel's calligraphic manuscript. Limitation page signed in pencil by both Julius Zimpel and Uriel Birnbaum. One of 300 copies, of which this is No. 207. Binding protected by modern mylar jacket. Professionally rebacked and rebound to style, retaining the original expressionist graphic cover label. Modern endpapers. Last two leaves creased near lower right corner (not affecting text or illustrations). Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in German, gothic script. Binding in overall very good, interior in good+ to very good, plates in very good condition. * The Book of Jonah is one of the Minor Prophets in the Hebrew Bible. It tells the story of a Hebrew prophet named Jonah ben Amittai who is sent by God to prophesy the destruction of Nineveh but tries to escape the divine mission. Set in the reign of Jeroboam II (786-746 BC), it was probably written in the post-exilic period, sometime between the late 5th to early 4th century BC. The story has an interesting interpretive history and has become well-known through popular children's stories. In Judaism it is the Haftarah for the afternoon of Yom Kippur due to its story of God's willingness to forgive those who repent. Unlike the other Prophets, the Book of Jonah is almost entirely narrative, with the exception of the psalm in chapter 2. The actual prophetic word against Nineveh is given only in passing through the narrative. As with any good narrative, the story of Jonah has a setting, characters, a plot, and themes. It also relies heavily on such literary devices as irony. Bookseller Inventory # 24131

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Title: Das Buch Jona (Signed by Zimpel and Birnbaum...

Publisher: Neuer Grafik / Rikola, Vienna

Publication Date: 1921

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Limited Edition.

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