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RUBENS, Alfred.

A Jewish Iconography.

Stock Code
103979
London, The Jewish Museum, 1954
£400

Alfred Rubens (1903-1998) was Chairman of the Jewish Museum (1958-1983) and an avid collector. In the 1920s, he started to collect prints and drawings of Jewish interest and eventually built up a collection of world importance. When, in 1932, the Jewish Museum was founded in London by Rubens's friend Wilfred S. Samuel, he invited Rubens to join the museum's committee as its expert on prints and drawings. Rubens outlived all other members of that original committee.

The museum started with a major purchase of antique ceremonial objects at Christie's and built up a fine collection, illustrating both the ceremonies of Judaism and the social history of the Jewish community in Britain. Exhibits included silver, textiles and furniture from London's former 18th-century synagogues.

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First edition, signature and dedication by the author to half-title. Contemporary half vellum binding gilt. Many b/w illustration plates. xviii, 160 pp. A fine, crisp copy.

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