THE BOOK OF TOBIT AND THE HISTORY OF SUSANNA.
Reprinted from the Revised Version of the Apocrypha with an Introduction by Montague R. James; colour plates after drawings by W. Russell Flint.
- London: The Haymarket Press, 1929.
- small 4to.
- original limp vellum lettered in gilt with cloth ties, top edge gilt
- 47 pages.
- ISBN: none
Price: $900.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 59015
Printed in an edition limited to 100 numbered copies. The separate folder with four loose prints is present, as well as the scarce slipcase. Aside from minor wear to the slipcase, a fine copy. Scarce in this condition. The Book of Tobit is one of the best stories of the old world and the earliest date that can be assigned to it is 350 B.C., and the latest 170 B.C. It was written in Egypt and the original language was Hebrew. It is illustrated with hand-tipped coloured frontispiece and 3 plates of full color semi-erotic drawings by Flint. The title, headings and decorations printed in green.
The book's illustrator, William Russell Flint, contributed to a number of early 20th-century editions of the Apocrypha, and has been described by Charles Wheeler, president of the Royal Academy, as an artist of "a steady hand, keen eye and gay spirit in a shaky world" (ODNB). Ransom, p. 314.