Auction 93 Part 1 - Manuscripts, Prints and Engravings, Objects and Facsimiles, from the Gross Family Collection, and Private Collections

Miniature Book of Psalms in Silver Binding – “Printed in the Holy Land” – Illustrations after Lilien

Opening: $300
Sold for: $400
Including buyer's premium

The Book of Psalms. Publisher and year of publication not indicated, “Printed in the Holy Land, ” [Jerusalem, ca. 1940s]. English.
Print on paper; engraved silver, filigree (marked: 925, “Bezalel, ” and an additional mark, on clasp).
English translation of the biblical Book of Psalms in miniature format. Two columns per page, with photographs and illustrations of the Holy Land, mostly of Jerusalem, with some illustrations after engravings by Ephraim Moses Lilien. In silver binding, with the inscription “Psalms” engraved in vertical relief on the front. On the back, a small rectangular plaque depicting worshipers at the Western Wall.

99, [1] pp. + [12] pls (with illustrations and photographs), 5.7 cm. Book in good condition. Book loosely attached to binding.

Provenance: The Gross Family Collection, Tel Aviv, No. B.1103.