Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1947. Hardcover. Item #41941
First edition thus. Original Printed Boards. 8vo,  double [French-leaved] pages. No. 5 of "the first one thousand copies," signed by Arthur Szyk. Includes four color illustration, designed by Franklin Whitman, commentary by the Reverend Clarence Edward Macartney. Light bump to front foot of slipcase, light toning to slipcase. Szyk (1894–1951) was a leading 20th Century graphic designer, book illustrator, stage designer, and caricaturist Szyk. Born in Lodz, Poland, he spent his entire life producing images celebrating and encouraging resistance by Poland and the Jewish people. His work was well-known in Poland, France, and Great Britain prior to World War II. In 1937, he left Poland for London, where he worked for four years to produce the paintings that would comprise his famous Hagadah.His stinging caricatures of the Axis leaders Hitler, Mussolini, and Hirohito brought him great fame after he immigrated to the USA in 1940. His art was distinguished by its embrace of the Medieval and Renaissance and rejecting modernism. Very Good Condition, beautiful copy. (Art-28-8-CC-XX).