New York: The Heritage Press, 1967. Shraga Weil. First Edition Thus. Decorative cloth. Quarto (11 3/8" x 8 1/8"), tan buckram with white spine label and Essene with shofar stamped in gilt on front cover; translated with Introduction and Commentary by Geza Vermes; illustrated by Shraga Weil with full color frontispiece and 15 color plates (eight being double-spread) and in-text drawings; 241 pages. Heritage Sandglass pamphlet laid in. Fine / Slipcase: Fine. Item #7049
Wonderfully illustrated edition with Significant text revised by an outstanding scholar. No foxing. Reprints the Limited Editions Club 1966 edition.
Géza Vermes, FBA (1924 – 2013) was a British academic, Biblical scholar, and Judaist of Hungarian Jewish descent. He specialized in the field of the history of religion, particularly ancient Judaism and early Christianity. He is widely respected for his complete translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls into English, as well as his studies of the historical Jesus. Vermes revised the DSS text for this edition!
Shraga Weil (1918 - 2009) Slovakian-Israeli illustrator and painter was a member of the Hungarian resistance to the Nazis. He progressed from forging documents to foil the Germans to being a graphic designer for the Israeli Zionist Center; thence to Kibbutz HaOgen. Soon, he designed books for HaPoalim, and even designed the main doors of the Knesset.
SUPERIOR COPY in all respects. Very clean, tight, bright copy with superb illustrations. Solid and clean slipcase. No markings by previous owners.