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Judaica

As one of the few booksellers specialising in important and rare books on Jewish history, literature, philosophy, religion and culture from the West End of London, Shapero Rare Books offers a diverse range of Judaica and Hebraica spanning the centuries, from early printed books and manuscripts in Hebrew through to modern illustrated Haggadot and books on food & drink.

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  1. Original manuscript on vellum, text arranged in 22 lines, in Hebrew script, scroll housed in an elaborately decorated, silver filigree case (unstamped). Scroll height 9 cm. Case height 26 cm.

    £12,500
  2. Original manuscript on vellum, text arranged in 13 lines, in Hebrew Sephardic script, housed in an elaborately engraved and mounted silver case (unstamped), depicting a scene from the Megilah: Esther kneeling in front of King Ahasuerus, begging him to have mercy on her people; Mordechai and a guard can be seen behind a curtain. A small dove tops the scroll case. The scene accompanied by an engraved Hebrew explanation. Scroll height 7.5 cm. Case height 24 cm.

    £12,500
  3. First edition; 8vo (270 x 195 mm); inscription in Hebrew in old purple ink to margin of one leaf, minor warming and small marginal tears to some leaves, faded stamp and ink stains to title. 20th-century vellum-backed parchment binding, housed in a morocco backed slip case, with a red cloth chemise. 40 ll.

    £35,000
  4. Small folio. Bound here in five volumes, containing: Vols. 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 24-32. Numbers nonconsecutive, several lacking or duplicated. Variously worn, few tears and cut-outs, some loose leaves. Modern boards, loose. Text in English.

    £4,500
  5. Number 75 of 125 copies signed by Szyk and Roth; large 4to, (288 x 250 mm), text in Hebrew and English, printed on vellum on one side only, in variously coloured inks; 14 full-page and numerous smaller colour halftone reproductions of Szyk's drawings including decorative initials, vignettes and border decorations; original blue levant crushed morocco gilt by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, covers elaborately tooled with image of a Hebrew prophet after Szyk, spine gilt in seven compartments, turn-ins gilt, silk doublures printed with a monochromatic illustration of Moses supporting the Ten Commandments; original three-quarter morocco solander box, slightly faded and with some minor wear to case).

    £35,000
  6. First French edition (ý), number 19 out of edition of 125; circa 100 illustrations with text by Geradin, Alphonse Levu, Emile Levu, Henri Levu, Erward Levu, Schlesinger, Vogel, Worms and others. Late green marbled and morocco boards with spine elaborately gilt, divided to 6 compartments. Three titles, iv, 282 pp. with some blanks in the begging and at the end of the book. A fine copy.

    £1,250
  7. Revised edition, officially promoted in 1981 as a limited edition of 650 copies (of which only 53 were bound thus), however, on the limitation page of this copy, a calligraphic statement says: Four additional sets of sheets were discovered in 1986 and bound up, making a total of 264. This is number 204; 4to, (30 x 22 cm); signed gift inscription by the Author to half-title, 2,466 miniature black & white illustrations throughout; original full goatskin gilt by Penine Binding, Halifax; [with] Supplementary Volume, flat signed on the half-title by the Author, some colour and many black & white illustrations; perfect bound with illustrated wrappers; both preserved in the original goatskin solander box, rear upper corner bumped, a little rubbed on extremities, otherwise very good, both volumes the enclosed in a fine state.

    £750
  8. Soft ground etching in black and white; 60 x 50 cm, including frame. Artist's name etched in black at bottom right of etching, with his Hebrew name underneath (Haim Aaron ben David); etching glued on a white background with Theodor Herzl's own signature in pencil at the bottom right; at the bottom left of the picture is a star of David with Hermann Struck's initials in it, to its right is his signature in pencil. Very good condition.

    £9,000
  9. Original manuscript on parchment, text arranged in 16 lines, in Hebrew script, housed in an elaborately decorated silver case made by Yemini for the Bezalel School. The decorations include three filigree tiers and two bands mounted with ruby coloured stones surrounding elaborate scenes from the Megilah, depicting Mordechai riding on a horse led by Haman, the king Ahasuerus and others. Scroll height 9.5 cm. Case height 22 cm.

    £9,500
  10. First edition. Two volumes in one. 4to, (24 x 19.5 cm). Contemporary calf boards with gilt borders, spine with raised bands, leather label, joints and spine cracked. Text in Hebrew.

    £2,250
 

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