Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A Christmas Find

This garage sale find has been sitting in my home office for a few years.

I originally got this pile of miniature books because I could see the spine of the second book said "Ben Shahn," but somehow I had never untied the ribbon to investigate.

It's a small book, about three by five inches.

Inside, every other page has a few bars of a song about the baby Jesus and the Virgin Mary, hand lettered, alternating with ink drawings by Shahn.

I've omitted multiple pages here....

But I really like this angel playing a violin.

The book ends with this inscription:

There's a full set of the illustrations in the Flickr account of Scott Lindberg.

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