Friday, December 30, 2011

New Old Books and Happy New Year!

I got a couple of new old books for myself and I'd like to share some of the beautiful illustrations from the books with you guys. The first 3 is a set called "The Bible Speaks" by Hella Taubes and illustrated by Dan Bar-Giora, first published in 1971 by The Soncino Press. They are bible stories from the Old Testaments for kids with beautiful artworks. These are big books, too, with hard covers. I got my copies directly from The Soncino Press, but seems like they are out of stock right now.

The Bible Speaks Vol. 1, by Hella Taubes, Illustrated by Dan Bar-Giora

The Bible Speaks Vol. 2, by Hella Taubes, Illustrated by Dan Bar-Giora

The Bible Speaks Vol. 3, by Hella Taubes, Illustrated by Dan Bar-Giora

The Bible Speaks by Hella Taubes, Illustrated by Dan Bar-Giora

The Bible Speaks by Hella Taubes, Illustrated by Dan Bar-Giora

The Bible Speaks by Hella Taubes, Illustrated by Dan Bar-Giora

The Bible Speaks by Hella Taubes, Illustrated by Dan Bar-Giora

The Bible Speaks by Hella Taubes, Illustrated by Dan Bar-Giora

And the second book I actually bought a couple of months ago. It's "Love and Joy About Letters" by Ben Shahn, published in 1963 by Grossman Publishers, with gorgeous lettering and illustrations inside. You can find old copies at Amazon or Ebay.

Love and Joy About Letters, by Ben Shahn

Love and Joy About Letters, by Ben Shahn

Love and Joy About Letters, by Ben Shahn

Love and Joy About Letters, by Ben Shahn

Love and Joy About Letters, by Ben Shahn

Hope you've enjoyed them all. And as the last image said, Happy New Year! I wish you all a blessed and healthy 2012! Xx

7 comments:

DanS said...

Thanks for the inspirational pics! Have a happy and safe New Year!

JULIE ♥ ADORE said...

happy new year, happy creativity!:)

Dawn said...

Happy New Year to you too Flora :) These books are gorgeous!

Bob Canada said...

Those are some pretty cool illustrations in those bible books.

Nice to see the owl guest starring again. ;^)

Col @ Hello Olive said...

Those books are lovely. And I love the little brass owl - I have 3 very similar ones :-)

I have featured your 'Happy heart day' illustration here:

http://helloolive.blogspot.com/2012/02/happy-heart-day.html

I hope that is ok. If not, just let me know and I'll remove it.

Thanks, Colleen

Flora Chang said...

Thank you guys! : )

Col: yes that will be ok! Happy Valentine's Day!

Col @ Hello Olive said...

Thank you so much! x