ECCLESIASTES; or, The Preacher / handwritten and illuminated by BEN SHAHN. Ben Shahn.
ECCLESIASTES; or, The Preacher / handwritten and illuminated by BEN SHAHN
ECCLESIASTES; or, The Preacher / handwritten and illuminated by BEN SHAHN
ECCLESIASTES; or, The Preacher / handwritten and illuminated by BEN SHAHN
ECCLESIASTES; or, The Preacher / handwritten and illuminated by BEN SHAHN
ECCLESIASTES; or, The Preacher / handwritten and illuminated by BEN SHAHN
ECCLESIASTES; or, The Preacher / handwritten and illuminated by BEN SHAHN
ECCLESIASTES; or, The Preacher / handwritten and illuminated by BEN SHAHN

ECCLESIASTES; or, The Preacher / handwritten and illuminated by BEN SHAHN

New York Paris: Grossman * Trianon / An Orion Press Book, 1971. Ben Shahn. First Trade Edition reprinting the original 1967 Trianon Press limited edition. Cloth. Quarto (12 1/4" H x 9 1/4" W), green textured cloth with incused gold lettering on spine; illuminated throughout with full-color plates and in-text designs plus the handwritten "calligraphed" text by Ben Shahn which has been printed using 6-to-9 color photo-lithography by Imprimerie Modern du Lion of Paris; archival polyester-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) created by Ben Shahn; [vi] + [44] + [2: Colophon] or 52 pages printed on thick paper stock. Very Fine / Near Fine. Item #7337
ISBN: SBN670288187

A beautifully illustrated, executed, and printed reproduction of the Trianon Press limited edition of 1967 under the supervision of the heads of the Trianon Press. Facsimile signature of Ben Shahn in his Foreword.

Cloth and text are in VF Condition. Tight, bright, clean, square. Dust jacket is unclipped, sharp and clean apart from one faint 1/2" oval waterstain at 4 o'clock on its front panel. No previous ownership or remainder marks.

Ben Shahn (1898 – 1969) was a Lithuanian-born American artist. He is widely appreciated for works of social realism; bold treatment of Jewish and underclass themes; social-documentary photography (e.g., for the WPA), stained glass, and murals; paintings and prints, and his publications: The Biography of Painting (1956), and lectures in The Shape of Content (1960).

Price: $95.00

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