Red Morocco leather. Gold embossed cover title, frame. Binding signed: O. Dorfner Weimar. Copy of the special edition (268 in total) No. XV of 60 on Japanese paper drawn by count Harry Kessler, printed in red and black in Jenson Antiqua, 11 woodcut engravings (7 in full page, 4 smaller) by Eric Gill.
Leipzig / Weimar: Cranach press. 1931, 25.8 x 13.2, full leather binding.
In good condition, light halos from page 1 to page 6, which completely disappear thereafter, some pale foxing.
The Song of Sings or the Song of Solomon is one of the most poetic books of the Bible. It is read in synagogue during Shabbat.
The Song of Songs takes the form of alternating love songs between a woman and a man who take to witness other people and elements of nature.
The book was initially rejected because of its profane character, as evidenced by the many erotic images like "your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle" or "your chest like ripe grapes". Christian exegetes have often been perplexed by this book. The humanist Sebastian Castellion had doubts about the divine inspiration of the book because of its sensual nature, which attracted the wrath of John Calvin. Nevertheless, he preserved it in his translation of the Bible. Although it is recognized as part of the biblical canon, its content has troubled many.
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- Geïllustreerd, Literatuur, Religie
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Eric Gill
- Canticum Canticorum Salomonis
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Geïllustreerde druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
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