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Ecclesiastes or, the Preacher

Shahn, Ben (Illus. ); Martin, Stefan (Engraver); Soshensky, David (Calig. ); Blumenthal, Joseph (Dsgn. ) (King James Bible)

Published by Spiral Press, New York, New York, 1965
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Limited Edition, Folio, designed by Joseph Blumenthal and set in Emerson type. This is number 198 of 285 copies. Signed by the artist, engraver, calligrapher, and printer on the colophon page and inscribed, "for Bill Stanton from J.B. at Christmas 1965". The drawings by Shawn were engraved in wood by Stefan Martin and printed from original blocks by David Soshensky at the Spiral Press. Bound in half vellum black cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Housed in the original two-piece grey chemise slipcase, clean and unmarked with very slight wear along top and bottom edges. Un-paginated. A nearly identical copy fetched $480 at a Swann auction in 2012. Bookseller Inventory # 004156

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Title: Ecclesiastes or, the Preacher

Publisher: Spiral Press, New York, New York

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Shahn, Ben

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Slipcase

Signed: Signed by Illustrator(s)

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