Co. , New York, Jerusalem, 1928. Item #40614
First edition. Original blue publisher’s cloth, large square. 8vo, 16 leaves with 15 tipped in plates. Each leaf contains a tipped in color print by Raban in the classic style with English text in a gilt Bezalel style “frame” on the facing page. Title translates as, "Chagaynu. Our Holidays: A Picture Book Drawn by Z. Raban of the Bezalel Srt school, Jerusalem." Chagaynu (meaning Our Holidays) is a beautiful picture book drawn by Zeev Raban of the Bezalel Art School in Jerusalem. The book includes 14 plates featuring gorgeous color illustrations by Raban, all showing Jewish holidays throughout the year. Each illustration includes with it a poem by Israeli children's author and poet Levin Kipnis ("Avi-Shai"). Each color plate is protect by tissue guards. Text in Hebrew. Raban, the artist, is regarded as a leading member of the Bezalel school art style, in which artists portrayed both Biblical and Zionist themes in a style influenced by the European Jugendstil (similar to Art Nouveau) and by traditional Persian and Syrian styles. Israel Museum Catalogue, Bezalel number 1348; Yeshiva University Museum Catalogue, Raban Remembered, number 78. Dime-sized stain on front end papers, otherwise very clean. Bookplate, no other markings. Wear to cloth boards. Overall Good+ Condition. (art-21-8AXX).