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Judaica

Browse Shapero’s fine collection of highly collectible, rare and antique Judaica and Hebraica, many of these highly-sought-after iconic books and works on paper

 

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. First American edition; large chromolithographic map titled 'Jewish East London', hardbacked and framed; book: 8vo, (190 x 125 mm); publisher's blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine, edges slightly rubbed, some marginal chips, light worming and browning to page edges, not affecting text; half-title, title, vii-xlv, [3], A, 2-238 pp.

    £6,500
  4. First edition. Two parts in 1 vol. 4to (21.5 x 17.3 cm). pp. [24], 176, [16], 176, [52] pp. Engraved frontispiece and 28 engraved plates, some folding. Modern half-vellum boards.

    £6,500
  5. Third edition; 4to, (220 x 160 mm); a wide-margined copy; [45] ll. Title within ornamental border; modern chestnut blind-tooled calf boards, gilt title in English to spine, housed in matching slip-case.

    £3,750
  6. Folio; original pictorial paper wrappers; 3-22 pp. (complete), unstitched as issued; edges slightly rubbed.

    £450
  7. One volume bound in two; 8vo, (215 x 160 mm); text in Hebrew and Latin; contemporary morocco binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and fine ornamental gilt tooling to spine and boards, gilt gauffred edges; I - [13], 2-333 ll; [1], 335-686, [2] llpp.

    £5,000
  8. Small folio, (39 x 29 cm); text in Dutch, plates laid onto thick card with ornamental red border, edges gilt, publisher's pictorial red boards gilt, floral ornaments, botanical endpapers and half-title slightly foxed, spine edges rubbed.

    £950
  9. First edition, first issue indicated by the closing left flower vignette on p.86, 8vo, (240 by 160 mm), text in German. Recent calf boards, one leaf cut in bottom right corner with no damage to text, pencil inscriptions and pen notations on two leaves, small marginal tears. 86 pp.

    £12,500
  10. First Hebrew edition, 8vo, (205 x 130 mm); contemporary black cloth with original upper wrapper pasted on top. Some marginal browning to pages. Small marginal tears to the first 4 leaves and the last leaf with no damage to text. Dedication to previous owner Dr. Reuven Madel, in Hebrew to the front endleaf, dated 'Lodz, 1985'. Title, i-iv, 5-82 pp.

    £8,500
 

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