A16158. LAWRENCE, JACOB. The First Book of Moses, called Genesis. Illustrated with eight
large full-page ORIGINAL multi-colored silkscreen prints by Jacob Lawrence. Selected by Lawrence as his
first choice of books to illustrate, this King James edition of the Bible's first book is one of the most
magnificent of Lawrence's illustrated books, and a worthy edition to the long and illustrious history of
illustration inspired by this Biblical text. The images in the foreground and background shift and change in
each successive print against the shifting screen of the preacher's text and his congregation. Large folio (17
x 22 1/4 inches), gilt lettered midnight blue cloth, in black cotton-covered clamshell box. Limited edition of
400 copies, signed in the colophon by Lawrence. New York, The Limited Editions Club, 1989. Fine, in
about fine clamshell box.
Shown below are some of the images from this book:
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