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    Marc Chagall. Drawings for the Bible. Text by Gaston Bachelard. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1960. First American edition. Folio. Fully illustrated by Chagall with ninety-six black-and-white reproductions and twenty-four color lithographs on wove paper. Illustrated paper over boards and original dust jacket. Jacket spine has open tearing to ends. There are a couple of additional open tears to the top edge of the jacket on the rear panel. Bookplate. Lithographs are clean and bright. A bright and very good copy of this wonderfully illustrated edition of Chagall's drawings for the Bible.
    "This double number of VERVE contains the drawings made by Chagall in 1958 and 1959 on biblical themes which in general he had not dealt with in his illustrations for the bible reproduced in VERVE 33/34. The present work comprises 96 reproductions in black and white and 24 lithographs in color, as well as a cover specially designed for this volume. The heliogravure in black and white by the master printers DRAEGER Frères and the lithography in color by Mourlot Frères." Cramer 42. Mourlot 230-277. Sorlier 75.


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