Esther (1939)


First Edition of
Esther: A Brave Young Queen, 1939

Warner, A.L., illustrator. Esther. Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman, 1939.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this beautiful illustrated version of the Biblical story of Queen Esther, published during the early years of the Second World War. This version of Queen Esther meant for children offers bold, cinematic illustrations of scenes from the Bible story. Published in 1939, the story is approached from a perspective that emphasizes the identity of Esther and her people as Jews and powerfully shows their triumph over a cruel, murderous dictator. Fine condition.