Lot 211 of 443:
Arthur Szyk Ink & Blood Signed Ltd. Edn.  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$600
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Ink & Blood. A Book of Drawings

Author:
Szyk, Arthur

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Heritage Press

Date:
1946

Description:

[14], 18, [3] pp. + 4 color plates and 70 monochrome plates. Also with a color frontispiece depicting Szyk at work. With a prefatory text by Struthers Burt. (4to) original full black morocco, spine gilt-lettered, batik-printed board endpaper and matching slipcase. One of 1000 inscribed and signed copies.

This copy inscribed for Albert A. Cornish. Important post-Holocaust drawings by Szyk. As Burt wrote in the introduction: "This book...these cartoons, the words that accompany them...have a much deeper purpose than to deride and reveal our recent enemies"..."this is NOT A WAR-BOOK, although most of the cartoons were drawn in the time of war. This is a PEACE-BOOK; a book for the parlous years that follow upon war..."


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Condition:
Some sunning to top edge of slipcase; light wear to leather with rubbing to extremities; light rippling to some leaves; near fine.


 
Item number:
301419
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