Left: Arthur Szyk, The Haggadah, 1939. Sold for $45,600. Right: Arthur Szyk, Statutes of Kalisz, 1932. Sold for $36,000.
Two books illustrated by Arthur Szyk were the top lots in yesterday’s 19th & 20th Century Literature / Art, Press & Illustrated Books auction. The Haggadah, the most celebrated modern illustrated Haggadah, signed by Szyk and the editor, Cecil Roth, brought $45,600. His Statutes of Kalisz, one of 500 extremely rare limited edition facsimiles of the Statutes of Kalisz, sold for $36,000.
Fernand Léger, Cirque, 63 lithographs and 22 illustrations throughout the text by Léger, 1950. Sold for $28,800.
Fernand Léger’s Cirque, the artist’s master graphic work, containing 34 color lithographs and 29 black and white lithographs, sold for $28,800.