Wien: Thyrsos - Verlag, 1924.
Illustrated by Uriel Birnbaum. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14917
Light curving warp, light tone, otherwise light wear. Solid oversize hardcover. ; German language. "The painter and writer Uriel Birnbaum (1894–1956) presented the founders of the Jewish religion in expressionistic paintings with luminous colors. He wrote in an introductory essay [translation from the German] : "The world confronts the phenomenon of Moses with a peculiar lack of understanding, and even the devout Jewry doesn't fully grasp his world-historical significance. [...] There is nearly no one who fully fathoms what it means that this single figure triggered a shock that is more disruptive than any other in history—a shock that continues to send new waves rolling through humanity to this day." ... The illustrated scenes contain familiar themes such as The Burning Bush, Parting the Red Sea and The Golden Calf, but also others that aren't as deeply anchored in our cultural consciousness." - Jüdisches Museum Berlin. Lavish retelling of Moses' life in fifty color lithographs, historiated initial "S" to begin the Essay, color extra illustrated title page, and illustrated color endpapers by the Austrian artist Uriel Birnbaum. ; Lithographs; 82, (1) pages.