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  The Five Books of Moses [Torah; Pentateuch] - Illustrations from the Works of Abel Pann / Les Cinq Livres de Moïse [Le Pentateuque] - Illustrations Tirées de l`Oeuvre d`Abel Pann [TRILINGUAL HEBREW, ENGLISH & FRENCH LIMITED EDITION].  
  Masoretic Text English and French Translation / Texte Massorétique, Traduction Anglaise et Française.  

Author Pann, Abel [ARTIST] / Kollek, Teddy; Hazan, Rabbi A. & Ofrat, Gideon [Intr.] / Etgar, Raphie [Design & Production] / Gahnassia, Yael [Ed.]
Place of Publication Jerusalem
Publication Name Mayanot Gallery
Year 1989
Language(s) Hebrew English French
RARE TRILINGUAL HEBREW, ENGLISH & FRENCH LIMITED EDITION of the Torah illustrated by the eminent Jewish artist Abel Pann (born Abba Pfeffermann) (1883-1963), renowned for his paintings and lithographs on Biblical themes. Pann spent most of his adult life in Jerusalem and was a teacher at the Bezalel Academy from 1920 to 1924. In 1924 he resigned from his teaching position to devote himself full-time to lithography. In 1924 he wrote that he was about to embark on his life-work, the painting and drawing of scenes from the Hebrew Bible. Pann began work on a series of lithographs intended to be published in an enormous illustrated Bible, and although that series was never completed, he is widely admired for the series of pastels inspired by Bible stories that he began in the 1940s. Pann was part of a movement of contemporary Jewish artists interested in Biblical scenes, which included also Ephraim Moses Lilien and Ze`ev Raban, linking the iconography of these works to the 19th century Orientalism. He died in Jerusalem in 1963. The Hebrew text is set in the Vilna font; the English translation is that of The Jewish Family Bible, which appeared in London in 1884; the French translation, prepared by the French Rabbinate, was first published in 1889. The book has been printed on 140GSM Rivoli rag paper, specially produced by Arjomari Paper Works in France for this publication. 340x335mm. 700 pages. Grey cloth Hardcover. Text block edges dirty/fingerprint-stained. Text block upper edge slightly scratched. Several extreme pages slightly wrinkled. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare trilingual Torah with the famous illustrations by one of the foremost 20th-century Jewish artists is in good condition.
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