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The Book of Jonah

The Book of Jonah
The Book of Jonah
The Book of Jonah
The Book of Jonah

From the colophon: "In this special edition of the Book of Jonah, content and form are intimately interwoven. The linear drawings, suggestive rather than realistic, are contemporary in style yet drawn in the spirit of a past in which naturalistic representations were avoided. The atmosphere of the past is further evoked by the use of Oriental style elements in the Hebrew writing. While the letterforms are contemporary in their simplicity they are informed by manuscript writing of the pre-medieval era.


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From the colophon: "In this special edition of the Book of Jonah, content and form are intimately interwoven. The linear drawings, suggestive rather than realistic, are contemporary in style yet drawn in the spirit of a past in which naturalistic representations were avoided. The atmosphere of the past is further evoked by the use of Oriental style elements in the Hebrew writing. While the letterforms are contemporary in their simplicity they are informed by manuscript writing of the pre-medieval era. The English text is rendered in uncial capitals, a style preceding the development of minuscules. The timeless clarity of this style complements the Hebrew." This edition of 325 copies was printed for the Chiswick Book Shop by the Meriden-Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont on Zanders' Elephant Hide and Mohawk Superfine Text. It was bound by Judi Conant, Guildhall, Vermont. Helen Brandshaft, who assisted in the preparation of this volume, rendered the Hebrew and English texts. Design and illustration are by Ismar David. The copies are signed by the artist.

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Publisher: Chiswick Book Shop, Southbury, CT. (01/1991)
Binding: Cloth-bound hardcover
Pages: 40
Illustrations: 15 Full color
Size: 10.25 x 12 in.
Shipping Weight: 1.6lb
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