Item 266213. REACHES OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF THE BAAL SHEM TOV [DELUXE LIMITED NUMBERED SIGNED OVERSIZED ILLUSTRATED 2-VOLUME SET] [1 OF 250 NUMBERED SIGNED SETS]
Item 266213. REACHES OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF THE BAAL SHEM TOV [DELUXE LIMITED NUMBERED SIGNED OVERSIZED ILLUSTRATED 2-VOLUME SET] [1 OF 250 NUMBERED SIGNED SETS]
Item 266213. REACHES OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF THE BAAL SHEM TOV [DELUXE LIMITED NUMBERED SIGNED OVERSIZED ILLUSTRATED 2-VOLUME SET] [1 OF 250 NUMBERED SIGNED SETS]
Item 266213. REACHES OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF THE BAAL SHEM TOV [DELUXE LIMITED NUMBERED SIGNED OVERSIZED ILLUSTRATED 2-VOLUME SET] [1 OF 250 NUMBERED SIGNED SETS]
Item 266213. REACHES OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF THE BAAL SHEM TOV [DELUXE LIMITED NUMBERED SIGNED OVERSIZED ILLUSTRATED 2-VOLUME SET] [1 OF 250 NUMBERED SIGNED SETS]
Item 266213. REACHES OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF THE BAAL SHEM TOV [DELUXE LIMITED NUMBERED SIGNED OVERSIZED ILLUSTRATED 2-VOLUME SET] [1 OF 250 NUMBERED SIGNED SETS]

REACHES OF HEAVEN: A STORY OF THE BAAL SHEM TOV [DELUXE LIMITED NUMBERED SIGNED OVERSIZED ILLUSTRATED 2-VOLUME SET] [1 OF 250 NUMBERED SIGNED SETS]

New York: Landmark Press, 1980. Item #42586

1st edition. Original publisher’s portfolios in slipcases, in unsewn quires, as issued. Large Folio size, 47 text pages plus 24 unnumbered leaves of plates, each signed by the artist. Numbered and signed by author and artist on the text volume colophon. 46 cm. "An edition of 275 copies printed on Arches paper. 250 copies numbered 1 to 250 contain each a suite of 24 original etchings signed by the artist.”
For some reason, the text volume is scarcer than the etchings volume and is often missing. Both volumes are present here.
Not to be confused with the commercially mass produced edition published in standard size and format by Farrar Straus Giroux.
Isaac Bashevis Singer (1903-1991) was a “Polish-born Jewish-American novelist, short-story writer, memoirist, essayist, and translator. Some of his works were adapted for the theater. He wrote and published first in Yiddish and later translated his own works into English with the help of editors and collaborators.
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978. A leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement, he was awarded two U.S. National Book Awards, one in Children's Literature for his memoir A Day of Pleasure: Stories of a Boy Growing Up in Warsaw (1970) and one in Fiction for his collection A Crown of Feathers and Other Stories (1974)” (WIkipedia)
Ira Moskowitz (1912-2001) “was born in Galicia, Poland in 1912, emigrating with his family to New York in 1927. He enrolled at the Art Student's League and studied there from 1928-31. In 1935, he traveled to Paris and then lived until 1937 in what is now Israel. He returned in 1938 to marry artist Anna Barry in New York. The couple soon visited Taos and Santa Fe in New Mexico, returning there for extended periods until in 1944 they moved there permanently and stayed until 1949. During this time, Moskowitz received a Guggenheim fellowship (in 1943). While Moskowitz devoted much of his life to the production of Judaic art, his New Mexico period was especially productive of other work. His New Mexico art consists mostly of "Regionalist" subjects depicting both the New Mexico landscape and life within the state's three cultures. He especially focused on pueblo life. He and Anna also visited and sketched across the border in Old Mexico. While in the Southwest, Moskowitz flourished as a printmaker, yet continued to produce oils and watercolors as well. After leaving the Southwest, printmaking remained a major part of his life and art. But his focus drastically changed as to subject. Later works of Moskowitz depict religious (Judaic) subjects primarily. These works were well received early on and Moskowitz was content to stay with them the rest of his life” (Rogallery.com)
The last set to appear at major auction was in 2012, with a sale price of over $700.00 SUBJECT(S): Hasidim -- Fiction Jews -- Ba'al Shem Tov Religious fiction. American fiction -- 20th century. Hassidim -- Romans, nouvelles, etc. Juifs -- Roman ame´ricain -- 20e sie`cle. OCLC: 6981372. OCLC lists 9 holdings worldwide (NYPL, UColorado, LOC, UMichigan, Baker & Taylor, Altoona Pub Lib, Upper St Clair Lib, NLI, Dutch Royal Library). Light shelf wear to outside of slipcase, otherwise Very Good+ Condition. A Stunning Set. (Paint-2-9).

Price: $750.00