Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair: Free Public Lecture by Irvin Ungar

In addition to our highly anticipated Vancouver Antiquarian Book Fair at VPL Library Square October 15-16, a free public lecture has just been announced.

DATE: Thursday, October 14, 2010

TIME: 7-8 pm
PLACE: Pulp Fiction Books, 2422 Main Street
       (Main & Broadway) Vancouver, B.C.

Mr. Irvin Ungar, Proprietor of Historicana, a Burlingame, California antiquarian bookstore specializing in a wide ranging selection of historic Judaica will be the speaker. He is known as the foremost expert on the art of Arthur Szyk.

Irvin will be speaking about the making of the Szyk Haggadah, involving a discussion of the man Arthur Szyk, what a haggadah is, and what is different about Szyk’s haggadah from other haggadahs. The major focus of the presentation, however, will be on the luxury limited edition of the Szyk Haggadah featured in Amphora #147, the quarterly journal of The Alcuin Society. The Deluxe and Premier editions will also be on display.

Irvin Ungar has also produced a documentary on the work of Arthur Szyk which also tells the story of the production of his edition of the Szyk Haggadah. Eight video clips are available on YouTube, and in this clip below, the latest printing technology is employed with old world craftsmanship to produce the final spectacular result.

Click here to watch all 8 clips in sequence.

We hope to see you there for this special event!

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