Ecclesiastes or, The Preacher. Deluxe Edition. Ben Shahn.

Ecclesiastes or, The Preacher. Deluxe Edition.

1967. Paris: The Trianon Press, 1967.

Folio, (23) ff. Full green crushed morocco over boards. 8 full-page original color lithographs by Shahn plus additional material (see below). A fine copy in a sunned and lightly worn box with marbled boards and gilt-titled morocco backstrip.

§ One of 26 deluxe editions on Arches rag paper lettered A-Z, with additional two original prints signed and numbered by Shahn, a full set of all 8 plates, and 28 progressive states for plate 5 in cloth backed, board portfolio with ties. This is copy H. Ben Shahn (1898-1969) enjoyed a long career as a social realist artist and left wing visionary, widely recognized for his murals, paintings, commercial illustrations and photography. His rendition of the Book of Ecclesiasties was a deeply personal undertaking; the beautifully embellished calligraphic text in English and Hebrew is also his work and like the illustrations was reproduced by the Trianon Press by a mixture of collotype and hand-stenciling. Item #107998

Price: $3,500.00