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The Story of Ruth

Raban, Zeev (Illustrator); Prof. M. M. Kaplan (Introduction)

Published by Shulamith Publishing Co, Jerusalem, 1954
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover

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Folio. Unpaginated. Original burgundy full pebble leatherette with embossed figurative copper plate and gilt lettering on cover. Decorative endpapers. Dedication plate for Bruce W. McDaniel, director of the United States Operations Mission to Israel 1951-1954, from the Israel-America Friendship League, Haifa, with elaborate calligraphy in English and Hebrew bound in before title page. Title and text pages with decorative frames. The story of Ruth owes its high place in the world's literature to its transparent style, dramatic suspense and idyllic charm. In the narrow compass of four small chapters, it gives us a sharply etched picture of serene folk life in ancient Israel. All of this is brought to life with 10 tipped in color illustrations by Zeev Raban, the famous artist of the Bezalel Art School of Jerusalem, with English text on opposite pages. Light wear at corners of binding, small chips at corners and along hinges of spine. Light fraying at head and tail of spine. Some age-toning and minor foxing of dedication page and minor staining of back free endpaper. Binding in overall good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40139

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Title: The Story of Ruth

Publisher: Shulamith Publishing Co, Jerusalem

Publication Date: 1954

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Edition: Later edition.

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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