New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1979. Soyer, Raphael. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 631 of 2000, quarto size, 126 pp., signed by Isaac Bashevis Singer and Raphael Soyer. Fine / fine. Item #CNJL685
Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991) was a Polish-born Jewish writer who wrote and published only in Yiddish. He won he Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978 and was also awarded two National Book Awards. The artist for this edition, Raphael Soyer, was a Russian-born American painter, draftsman, and printmaker referred to as an American scene painter because of his interest in men and women viewed in contemporary settings (N. B. info from Wikipedia).
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in Elephant Hide paper with natural finish buckram with silver lettering on the spine, light-grey coloured top edge of text block, watercolour illustrations by Raphael Soyer including twenty-three preliminary sketches; printed on natural-tone wove rage stock paper made specifically for this edition; pagination: (i) - (xii), (1) - 59, blank (60), illustrations (61 - 108), colophon (109); 10.5" tall, signed by author Isaac Bashevis Singer and illustrator Raphael Soyer, Limited Edition no. 631 of 2000; original glassine wrapper present; light-grey paper slipcase.
___CONDITION: Volume is fine, the binding clean and unrubbed, hinges solid, textblock strong, the interior is clean and bright, and it is entirely free of prior owner markings. The glassine wrapper and slipcase are also in fine condition, the glassine wrapper does have some offsetting along spine.
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