Signed limited edition of Ben Shaun's magnificent retelling of the Haggadah for Passover
Haggadah for Passover.
Item Number: 95213
The Trianon Press: Paris, 1966.
Signed limited edition of Lithuanian-born American artist Ben Shahn’s magnificently illustrated retelling of the Haggadah for Passover. Large folio, original wrappers, gilt titles to the front panel, loose leaves as issued, illustrated by Shaun with 21 color pictorial borders and line drawings and an additional double-page color lithograph also signed by him. One of only 228 copies signed by the author, this is number 34. Text printed in Hebrew and English. With a translation, introduction and commentary by Cecil Roth. Near fine in the original glassine which is in near fine condition. Housed in a custom full parchment padded gilt clamshell box with a silver clasp. A beautiful example.
Lithuanian-born graphic artist Ben Shahn developed many of the illustrations for his Haggadah in 1930, while working on his pictorial work on the Dreyfus case and conceiving his celebrated series of paintings of the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. As in his other works, Shahn's Haggadah illustrations highlight the struggle against oppression and injustice while maintaining a compassionate tone. In 1965, Shahn reproduced these Passover drawings, which had already been acquired by the Jewish Museum, incorporating them into this magnificent Haggadah.