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Bidding Information
Lot #    12797
Auction End Date    12/20/2005 1:43:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Pirke Aboth
Title (Hebrew)    פרקי אבות
Author    [First Ed.] Saul Raskin, Illus.
City    New York
Publisher    Academy Photo Offset
Publication Date    1940
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   First edition. 124 pp., 347:255 mm., wide margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original cloth boards, with chipped dj.
          
Detailed
Description
   Text in Hebrew, English & Yiddish is printed on heavy paper in columns. English translation by Dr. B. Halper, the Yiddish translation is by Yehoash, illustrated by Saul Raskin. Saul Raskin (1886–1966), artist. Born in Nogaisk, Russia, Raskin studied painting at different art schools in Europe and in 1904 went to the U.S. Raskin worked in many media and was known for his draftsmanlike attention to detail and his realistic approach. He painted mostly scenes of Jewish life and lore, especially Jewish life on the East Side of New York. His trips to Palestine yielded a series of paintings of Jewish life there, among them 20 lithographs on Jerusalem. Raskin also illustrated many Hebrew texts, e.g., Pirkei Avot (1940); the Haggadah (1941); Psalms (1942); the Siddur (1945); the Kabbalah, called Kabbalah in Word and Image (1952), and other works of Jewish context, such as Hebrew Rhapsody (1959).
          
Paragraph 2    בכל דף ודף עמוד אחד ציור ועמוד אחד טכסט. הטכסט כולל פרקי אבות במקור ומסביבו התרגומים ביידיש ובאנגלית.
          
Reference
Description
   EJ; CD-EPI 0151504
        
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
America-South America:    Checked
  
Subject
Other:    Avot
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Hebrew, English, Yiddish
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica
Drawings:    Checked