"Scenes of Jewish Life" – 16 Prints after Bernard Picart – Paris, 1884

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Scènes de la Vie Juive. Dessinés d’après nature par B. Picart [Scenes of Jewish Life… by B. Picart]. Paris: Libraire A. Durlache, 1884. French.
Portfolio with sixteen prints (heliogravures) by Paul Dujardin, after engravings by Bernard Picart, depicting various Jewish customs – a Jewish wedding, the feast of the Passover Seder, Brit Milah, the raising of the Torah Scroll, celebrations of Simchat Torah, and more. Title page with Picart's portrait.
The prints are placed in an elegant, gilt embossed portfolio.
[1] title plate and [16] heliogravures, 50 cm. Good condition. Stains and creases to several plates (mainly to margins). Small closed tears along edges and an open tear to corner of title plate. Blemishes and wear to portfolio.
Biblical Studies, Jewish History and Customs