The Song of Songs (Signed copy)
Signed by Ze'ev Raban, limited edition 06/500
Limited edition, numbered 6 of 500. Hardback, bound in the original cloth covered boards with gilt marginal decoration and insets to boards and simple design to spine. Highly decorative endpapers. 33 × 25.5cm, unpaginated.
Signed to the limitation page by Ze'ev Raban.
Ze'ev Raban's beautifully illustrated Solomon's Songs of Songs, and their celebration of love. The book is printed right to left in the Arabic form with colour title page and twenty five tipped in colour plates by Raban. Each verse in rendered in hebrew to the image with an English translation opposing, and the text page with hand coloured initials, title scroll and chapter / verse. All plates have the original tissue guard.
Ze'ev Raban (born Wolf Rawicki, 1890–1970) was a leading painter, decorative artist, and industrial designer of the Bezalel school style, and was one of the founders of the Israeli art world.
The cloth binding is rather grubby with tanning and foxing, and light rubbing to the corners and spine ends. The front endpaper (ie the rear endpaper to Western printing) is detached and the hinge is crack but still securely bound. Light tanning to page margins and light spotted foxing to prelims and title page. The main body of text is in good clean condition with a little browning to the tissue guards. The inner binding is secure. Overall, an attractive if worn copy of this rare title.
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