Illustrations for the Bible by Marc Chagall 1956

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2015-11-02 12:15:18


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Lot 39: Author: Chagall, Marc. Title: Illustrations for the Bible. Place Published: New York. Publisher: Harcourt, Brace. Date Published: (1956). Description: Text by Jean Wahl. Appreciation by Meyer Schapiro. Illustrated throughout by Chagall, including 16 original color lithographs and 12 in black. (Folio) 35.5x26.5 cm (14x101/2"), original lithographed boards. First American Edition. Chagall's masterful interpretation of the Old Testament. The French edition of the book constituted a double number (33-34) of Verve; this American edition, published by Harcourt, Brace & Co., was produced in France, with the heliogravures printed by Draeger Freres, and the lithographs, both color and black, printed by Mourlot Freres. Condition: Boards with wear to edges, a bit shaken, endpapers creased and with tears, old gift card stapled to front endpaper; lithographs fine. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $3000-$5000
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