Haggadah for Passover - Copied and Illustrated by Ben Shahn. With Translation, Introduction and Historical Notes by Cecil Roth
Boston: Little, Brown, 1965. First Trade Edition. First trade edition of Shahn's now-legendary Haggadah, originally issued in a limited edition portfolio by the Trianon Press. The trade edition is itself a handsome production and not over-common. Quarto (30cm). Tan linen boards, stamped in gilt; original acetate dustjacket (unprinted); xx, 130pp; illus. Ben Shahn's own file copy, unsigned but with estate label tipped on to front pastedown. Two brief nicks to the acetate protector, bit of browning to margins of text; still an attractive, Near Fine copy.