Thursday, October 23, 2014

CHAGALL, MARC. . Illustrations for the Bible.

CHAGALL, MARC. Russian/French, 1887-1985.
Illustrations for the Bible. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1956].
Folio (350 x 260 mm). Text by Jean Wahl, translated by Samuel Beckett, with an appreciation by Meyer Schapiro. Illustrated by Marc Chagall with 18 lithographs in color (including upper and lower covers), 12 lithographs in black and white; and 105 heliogravures. Bound as issued in original lithographed pictorial boards.

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, originally published in Paris as Verve 33-34. Color lithographs printed by Mourlot Frères, Paris. A bright example. Cramer 25; Mourlot 117-146; Sorlier 61.