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Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art. New York Sotheby's: June 2-3rd, 1982. A fine selection of printed and manuscript work, as well as metalwares, silver, and much more. Softcover. 8.5"x9.5", 90 pages, 581 lots, several color and many b/w illustrations prices realized stapled to title page a nice copy.

Inventory #: 8070
Price: $ 35.00       




Barquist, David L., et al. Myer Myers. Jewish Silversmith in Colonial New York. New Haven Yale University Art Gallery: 2001. Born in New York in 1723, Myer Myers became the city's leading silversmith during the late colonial period, and is now remembered as one of America's great craftsmen. This catalogue explores his career in the larger contexts of the Jewish community, the silversmith's trade, and his network of patrons. Large-scale color photographs of his teapots, tankards, milk pots, and candlesticks are presented alongside maps, paintings, and other illuminating documents. An appendix focuses on the nine signature marks that Myers employed, and an extensive bibliography is provided. Softcover. 9.5"x11.5",304 pages, color and b/w illustrations. New.

Inventory #: 90137
Price: $ 35.00       




Borowsky, Irvin J. (ed.). Artists Confronting the Inconceivable. Award Winning Glass Sculpture. Philadelphia American Interfaith Institute: 1992. One of an edition of 400 numbered copies. An elegant book, filled with color plates, illustrating the work of glass artists from 28 countries who were asked to create work that expressed remembrance of Kristallnacht and the Holocaust. The pieces of glass they created range from the highly representational to the brutally direct, and often combine beauty and horror in surprising and moving ways. Hardcover. 9"x12", 133 pages, color illustrations, dj a nice copy.

Inventory #: 7780
Price: $ 75.00       




Braunstein, Susan L. Luminous Art. Hanukkah Menorahs of the Jewish Museum. New Haven The Jewish Museum & Yale University Press: 2004. "The Jewish tradition of lighting the menorah during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah represents the victory of religious freedom-the liberation and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE. Luminous Art celebrates this tradition and the craftsmanship of menorahs by showcasing over 100 Hanukkah lamps from the collection in The Jewish Museum in New York. The lamps and menorahs were created with materials from all over the world, including the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa, and they date back from the Renaissance to present day." Hardcover. 9.5"x12.5", 244 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 90352
Price: $ 50.00       




Dershowitz, Alan M. Chutzpah. New York Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 1991. "A provocative reflection on his generation of Jews in America". Softcover. 6"x9", 378 pages, b/w illustrations light wear.

Inventory #: 6692
Price: $ 10.00       




Eis, Ruth. Ornamented Bags for Tallit and Tefillin of the Judah L. Magnes Museum. Berkeley Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1984. A catalog of the fine collection of 19th and 20th century examples, collected in North Africa, Europe and Asia. These ornamented bags for Tallit and Tefgillin give us important insights into the "daily life of the 'average' Jewish family and its relationship to the surrounding cultures." Softcover. 8.5"x11", 99 pages, many b/w, several color illustrations. Light cover rubbing.

Inventory #: 35371
Price: $ 25.00       




Eis, Ruth. Torah Binders of the Judah L. Magnes Museum. Berkeley Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1979. "One of the few works on this subject. Torah binders or wimpels are textiles made from the cloth which covers the new-born male during the circumcision ceremony. This is largely a phenomenon of the Jews of the German speaking lands. These cloths were cut into (usually) narrow ribbons and embroidered with a notice of the details of the birth and with decorative illustrations and designs. They were then used as a cinch to tie the two sides of the Torah scroll together when the Torah was placed back in the ark". Softcover. 8.5"x11", 80 pages, many b/w, several color illustrations. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35368
Price: $ 20.00       




Eis, Ruth. Twenty-five Years - Judah L. Magnes Museum. Berkeley Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1987. A well-illustrated survey of the Museum's collections of Jewish art and culture, as well as a review of its history. Includes the Library, paintings & sculpture, ceremonial objects, prints & drawings, and selected acquisitions of special note. Softcover. 8.5"x11", 136 pages, many black & white and several color illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 35362
Price: $ 20.00       




Gilboa, Violet. Catalog of the Bernice and Henry Tumen Collection of Jewish Ceremonial Objects in the Harvard College Library and the Harvard Semitic Museum. Cambridge Harvard University Library: 1993. This volume features photographs and descriptions of 166 Jewish ceremonial objects including wine cups beakers Sabbath lamps candlesticks spice boxes Hanukkah lamps Torah pointers crowns, shields, and finials plates for the Passover Seder and other occasions charity boxes Esther scrolls containers for the etrog fruit used on Sukkot marriage rings amulets and others. The vast majority of the objects are made of silver, with some additional pieces of pewter, a few brass and ceramic objects, and some textiles. Violet Gilboa is Littauer Hebraica Technical and Research Services Librarian at the Judaica Division of the Harvard College Library. Softcover. 6"x9", 172 pages, b/w illustrations bibliography. New.

Inventory #: 95038
Price: $ 25.00       




Gutmann, Joseph. Jewish Ceremonial Art. South Brunswick A.S. Barnes: 1968. 2nd prtg. "Presents in a comprehensive and succinct manner the complex history of this art from antiquity to the present day. The objects chosen range from fifteenth century Sicily to contemporary Israel and America. The origin, symbolic religious significance, and artistic development of each object is explained...". Includes silver and some other metals, textiles and paper. Dr. Gutmann was the Director of the Jewish Museum. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 37 pages plus 7 color and 61 b/w plates, dj. Light wear and soil, inscription.

Inventory #: 35936
Price: $ 40.00       




Helzel, Florence B. Shtetl Life. The Nathan and Faye Hurvitz Collection. Berkeley Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1993. "A wide range of shtetl life, both secular and spiritual, is illustrated in the seventy-five works illustrated here. Tradition, religion, family, and community are recurring themes. Scenes of Shabbat, ritual, occupations, personal hardships, and vivid character studies of scholars and rabbis afford a fascinating glimpse into a world that had existed for centuries. Most of the fifty-two artists were born in a shtetl or born to shtetl parents. Artists include Budko, Chagall, Sigmund Forst, Todros Geller, Gropper, Peter Krasnow, Ephraim Moshe Lilien, Louis Lozowick, Abel Pann, Lionel Reiss, Ryback, Ilya Schor, Toulouse Lautrec, Max Weber and Solomon Yudovkin". Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 155 pages, black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 35354
Price: $ 19.95       




Helzel, Florence B. Shtetl Life. The Nathan and Faye Hurvitz Collection. Berkeley Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1993. "A wide range of shtetl life, both secular and spiritual, is illustrated in the seventy-five works illustrated here. Tradition, religion, family, and community are recurring themes. Scenes of Shabbat, ritual, occupations, personal hardships, and vivid character studies of scholars and rabbis afford a fascinating glimpse into a world that had existed for centuries. Most of the fifty-two artists were born in a shtetl or born to shtetl parents. Artists include Budko, Chagall, Sigmund Forst, Todros Geller, Gropper, Peter Krasnow, Ephraim Moshe Lilien, Louis Lozowick, Abel Pann, Lionel Reiss, Ryback, Ilya Schor, Toulouse Lautrec, Max Weber and Solomon Yudovkin". Softcover. 6.5"x9.5", 155 pages, black & white illustrations. Cover crease.

Inventory #: 35359
Price: $ 15.00       




[Israeli] Israeli and International Art. Tel Aviv Sotheby's: April 14, 1998. Sale TA0004. The catalog of an auction devoted to paintings and sculpture by Israeli and Jewish artists, including works by Marc Chagall, Josef Israels, Reuven Rubin, Ziona Tajar, and many more. Softcover. 8"x11", 91 pages, 127 lots, color illustrations. Institutional stamp on title page, else fine condition.

Inventory #: 31848
Price: $ 25.00       




Latner, Helen. The Everything Jewish Wedding Book. Holbrook Adams Media: 1998. "The complete guide to planning the ceremony and celebration -from traditional to contemporary- for the most important day of your life". Softcover. 8"x9", 288 pages, line illustrations near fine.

Inventory #: 6694
Price: $ 10.00       




Levy, Jane & Florence B. Helzel. The Jewish Illustrated Book. Berkeley The Judah L. Magnes Museum: 1986. A catalog of the Magnes Museum's collection of Livre' d'Artiste. Artists represented in the collection and illustrated here are Avigdor Aricha, Baskin, Budko, Chagall, Todros Geller, Gropper, Chaim Gross, Abram Krol, Max Liebermann, Ephraim Moshe Lilien, Mane Katz, Ze'ev Raban, Salu Raskin, Larry Rivers, Ryback, Sendak, Shahn, both Soyer brothers. Szyk, Max Weber and Margot Zemach. Softcover. 6"x9", 150 pages, black & white illustrations. Fine.

Inventory #: 35353
Price: $ 16.95       




Shadur, Joseph & Yehudit. Traditional Jewish Papercuts. An Inner World of Art and Symbol. Hanover University Press of New England: 2002. "The definitive work on papercuts, a long-overlooked aspect of Jewish folk art. The making of devotional papercuts is a relatively little-known aspect of traditional Jewish folk art and culture. While many ritual objects treasured today as "Judaica" were crafted from expensive materials, even the poorest Jew could afford paper, pencil, and penknife with which to make a papercut as a deeply-felt, personal expression of faith. Many of these works are gems of unaffected artistic creation. More than any other form of Jewish art, the surviving old Jewish papercuts evoke the spirit and lore of the East-European shtetl and the North African mellah. By the mid-20th century, however, the venerable Jewish papercutting tradition had become another lost folk art. This lavishly illustrated, full-color volume features many Jewish papercuts from Eastern and Central Europe reproduced here for the first time. These, and such works from Middle Eastern, North African, and North American Jewish communities incorporate an unparalleled wealth of Jewish symbols. Joseph and Yehudit Shadur's discussions of these configurations constitute a basic presentation of Jewish iconography of the last three centuries. The culmination of over twenty-five years of their searches and research on four continents, Traditional 'Jewish Papercuts' is the definitive work on the subject. The Shadurs' initial, profusely-illustrated, Jewish Papercuts: A History and Guide, published in 1994, won the annual National Jewish Book Council Award for the outstanding book in the visual arts. Their present work, Traditional Jewish Papercuts: An Inner World of Art and Symbol, offers readers much new material, insights, and interpretations, with detailed chapters on sources, typologies, and techniques. A special chapter deals with modern imitations and fraudulent works aimed at the collectors' market. An expanded, selective bibliography and an index are appended". Hardcover. 9"x11", 263 pages, 95 color and 107 black & white illustrations, dust jacket. New condition.

Inventory #: 90298
Price: $ 40.00       




[Zagayski] Property from the Collection of Michael and Doris Zagayski. Silver, Judaica, Antiquities, Works of Arts, Decorations, Books, Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture and Prints, Furniture, Rugs and Carpets. New York Sotheby's: June 29, 1995. Sale 6732. The catalog of an auction devoted to the Michael and Doris Zagayski collection. The Zagayski's were famous collectors of fine Judaica and other arts. Softcover. 8"x11", about 100 pages, 398 lots, b/w and some color illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled to title page. Institutional stamp on first page, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 31655
Price: $ 35.00       



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