BOOKS ON THE ARTIST BEN SHAHN
SHAHN, BEN. Love and Joy About Letters. 79 pp. include approximately 50 plates, half of which are color. Oblong 4to, cloth in slipcase. New York, Grossman, 1963.
Item nr. 3517 $ 125.00
New York. Kennedy Galleries. BEN SHAHN. Unpaginated, illustrated in color and b&w. 4to, wraps. 1969.
Item nr. 3519 $ 20.00
Philadelphia. Museum of Art. The Collected Prints of BEN SHAHN. 150 pp. with catalogue by Kneeland McNulty, essay & commentary by the artist, 1 color and numerous b&w plates. 4to, wraps. 1967.
Item nr. 3520 $ 50.00
Soby, James Thrall. BEN SHAHN. 20 pp. text & 32 plates, 16 in color, 4to, wraps. New York, Penguin (M.O.M.A.), 1947.
Item nr. 3523 $ 20.00
Soby, James Thrall. BEN SHAHN: Paintings. 144 pp. with 98 color & monochrome plates, 4to, cloth. New York, Braziller, 1963.
Item nr. 9885 $ 75.00
Soby, James Thrall. BEN SHAHN. 47 pp. illustrated catalogue. 4to, wraps. New York, M.O.M.A., 1947.
Bulletin Vol. XIV, Nos. 4-5.
Item nr. 13746 $ 20.00
Berry, Wendall (poem). November Twenty Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Three. Unpaginated, 1 color and 12 b&w plates, Oblong 8vo, cloth in slipcase. New York, Braziller, 1964.
Item nr. 18636 $ 25.00
Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of Arts. BEN SHAHN. 182 pp. with 159 plates, 32 in color. Square 4to, wraps. 1970.
Item nr. 25833 $ 50.00
Pratt, Davis. The Photographic Eye of BEN SHAHN. xiii pp. text and approx. 100 b&w plates. Oblong 4to, cloth. 1975.
Item nr. 26625 $ 75.00
New York. Museum of Modern Art. BEN SHAHN: A Partridge in a Pear Tree. The Christmas carol illustrated. 4to, wraps. 1951.
Item nr. 26719 $ 35.00
Weiss, Margaret. BEN SHAHN, Photographer. An Album from the Thirties. Unpaginated with 82 b&w plates, brief text. Oblong 4to, cloth. New York, DaCapo, 1973.
Item nr. 28686 $ 35.00
SHAHN, BEN. The Cherry Tree Legend. 19 pp. handwritten and illustrated by the artist. 8vo, wraps. New York, MOMA, 1953.
Item nr. 32250 $ 25.00
SHAHN, BEN. The Biography of a Painting. Approximately 100 pp. of manuscript and illustrations in duotone, 4to, wraps. New York, Grossman, 1966.
Item nr. 36796 $ 25.00
New York. Kennedy Galleries. BEN SHAHN. Brief unpaginated introduction by Frank Getlein, followed by roughly 50 pp. of illustrations, a few in color. 4to, wraps. 1968.
Item nr. 36815 $ 25.00
Roth, Cecil (Introduction & Translation). Haggadah for Passover Copied and Illustrated by BEN SHAHN. xx pp. introduction, 133 pp. text illustrated with approximately 25 full page color plates. 4to, cloth. Boston, Little, Brown, 1965.
Item nr. 37003 $ 125.00
SHAHN, Ben. Hallelujah. Introduction by Bernarda Bryson Shahn. With 4 colour lithographs by Ben Shahn illustrating the 150th Psalm. Oblong folio, 415 x 440 mm, bound in original cloth, gilt, in a matching folding case. New York: Kennedy Graphics, .
One of 240 numbered copies. Signed by Shahn in the final lithographic stone at end under the Hebrew letters for the word "Hallelujah." Shahn's drawings for Hallelujah were completed just before his death, and represent his last completed work. They were originally intended to be a large scale mural for a Jewish community center in Rockville, Maryland.
Based on the last majestic Psalm of the Old Testament, Shahn's "Hallelujah Suite" celebrates the music, musicians and musical instruments that stand out in the Psalm. Calligraphic Hebrew text is interworked into the Shahn lithograph images, which were skillfully printed by Mourlot Graphics Ltd. in yellow and black. The book remains a fitting culmination to Shahn's lifetime friendship with Mourlot, who also supplied an introductory letter. The text was printed by the Spiral Press. Fine copy.
Prescott, The Complete Graphic Works of Ben Shahn 202-215.
Item nr. 40136 $ 795.00
Prescott, Kenneth. BEN SHAHN: A Retrospective 1898 - 1969. 80 pp. include over 100 illustrations, a few in color. 4to, wraps. New York, Jewish Museum/ Athens, Georgia Museum of Art, 1977.
Item nr. 42693 $ 30.00
New York. The Jewish Museum. Common Man, Mythic Vision: The Paintings of BEN SHAHN. Text by Susan Chevlowe et al; 197 pp., with 32 color plates and 73 b&w figures. 4to, wraps. 1998.
Known primarily for his Social Realist paintings of the Depression, this book concerns itself primarily with his later work, where he developed a more allegorical and mythical pictorial language.
Item nr. 53581 $ 29.95
Prescott, Kenneth. Prints and Posters of BEN SHAHN. 102 illustrateions, including 32 in full color.4to, decorated boards. New York, Dover Publications, 1982.
Item nr. 103526 $ 50.00
BOUND BY PAUL BONET
SHAHN, Ben. The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. 4to., 272 x 167 mm, bound by Paul Bonet in a full polished red and black calf binding with Hebraic-like alphabetic onlays on both covers, with matching chemise and slipcase; the original cloth binding bound-in. New York: Printed at the Spiral Press for Pantheon, 1954.
A superb example of twentieth-century bookbinding from the greatest French practitioner of the art. Laid in are three autograph letters from Paul Bonet to the person who commissioned the binding, and a typed letter, signed from Ben Shahn concerning the book itself.
One of 50 copies containing an original signed drawing by Shahn, of a total edition of 550 copies, with the colophon also signed by Shahn.
The delicate calf chemise and slipcase are in near-fine condition.
A Century of Artists Books, p. 109.
Item nr. 118572 $ 15,000.00
Pohl, Frances K. BEN SHAHN. New Deal Artist in a Cold War Climate 1947-1954. 238 pages, including 1 color plate and 38 b&w figures. 8vo, cloth. Austin, University of Texas Press, 1989.
Item nr. 137647 $ 10.00
SHAHN, Ben. The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend from the Zohar. Illustrated by Ben Shahn. 4to., 272 x 167 mm, bound in the original cloth binding in cardboard slipcase New York: Printed at the Spiral Press for Pantheon, 1954.
"The Alphabet of Creation" is one of the legends from the "Sefer Ha-Zohar" an ancient Gnostic work written in Aramaic by a thirteenth century Spanish scholar named Moses de Leon who presented the work, not as his own, but as mystic knowledge revealed many centuries earlier to the Rabbi Simeon ben Yohai. The present interpretation has been rather freely adapted by Ben Shahn from the English translation of Maurice Samuel and other sources." One of an edition of 500 copies, signed by Shahn. A fine copy, with a little wear to the slipcase.
A Century of Artists Books, p. 109.
Item nr. 149299 $ 495.00
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