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CHAGALL, Marc, & Klaus Mayer.

Der Gott der Väter; [together with:] Ich Stelle Meinen Bogen in die Wolken....

Das Chagall-Fenster zu St. Stephan in Mainz.

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Published: Würzburg Echter Verlag, 1978 & 1979

Stock Code: 134173

£1,250
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OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First edition of second volume, second edition of first. Gott der Väter inscribed by Chagall on the title page "Pour M. Robert Holtby en bon souvenir Marc Chagall St. Paul de Vence 1981" and additionally inscribed by Mayer on the following page "Mit allerbesten Wuenschen fuer ein von Gott reich gesegnetes, mit Gesundheit, Schaffenskraft und Freude beschenktes, neues Jahr 1979 Je vous embrasse cordialement 29.12.1978 Klaus Mayer" (translated "With the very best wishes for the new year 1979, may it be richly blessed by God with health, creativity and joy. 29.12.1978 Klaus Meyer I embrace you cordially"). Ich Stelle Meinen Bogen is also inscribed by Chagall on the title page "Marc Chagall 1981 St. Paul de Vence". With a typed slip signed by Mary Holtby giving the provenance: Robert Holtby was dean of Chichester and arranged with Chagall to install a window in Chichester Cathedral in 1978. The present books (in German) detail the windows Chagal designed which were installed in St Peter's church, Mainz, at the request of Klaus Mayer, who was priest of the church from 1965 until his retirement in 1991. Mayer hoped that the windows would be a sign of reconciliation between Germany and the Jewish people.

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Description

2 volumes, quarto. Original pictorial paper-covered boards, spines lettered in black, front covers with window design, blue endpapers.

Illustrations

With colour and black and white photographs throughout.

Condition

A fine copy.

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