Berlin: Der Zirkel, 1918. Item #41638
4to ; 1st Edition. Original Green decorated boards and white spine, folio (large). 14 text pages + 72 full page numbered plates, including one double-fold-out (Plate XII). Plates are numbered I-LX with 12 additional plates numbered as “a” “b” or “c” (ie XXXVIIIa, XXXVIIIb). Salli Kirschstein (1869-1935) "was born in Kolmar, Poland, became a prominent merchant in Berlin. He was active in Jewish affairs and as a director of the "Juedischer Volksverein" did much to help foreign Jews living in Germany during World War I. Kirschstein was an expert on Jewish art and wrote articles on the subject for many publications. His main work in this field was a study of Jewish engravers, Juedische Graphiker aus der Zeit von 1625-1825 (1818)." ie, this book. (EJ)Beautiful red and black-lettered title page. Includes biographies of various Jewish artists with their images, including: Salomon Italia, Salomon Benett, B.H. Bendix, Abramson the Younger, and the Henschel Brothers. Three plates are printed on a special red-brown paper, the remainder on heavy high quality white rag paper. This copy in outstanding condition with just an occasional touch of staining from the binding glue at the innermost inside margins. It has no markings and just minimal shelf wear and a touch of darkening to the green boards. A gorgeous copy of a very important and magnificently produced work. Important (ART-28-3).