Introduction by Marc Chagall. Notes and catalogue by Fernand Mourlot, Charles Sorlier.Monte Carlo; Boston; New York: André Sauret; Boston Book and Art Shop Inc.; Crown Publisher's Inc., 1960-86 Stock Code: 128730
Chagall's monumental catalogue raisonnéFirst editions in English, first printings, of the catalogue raisonné of Chagall's lithographic work, a monumental feat of publishing which took more than two decades to complete. The series was also published in French the same years.
6 volumes, large quarto. Original tan cloth, titles to front covers and spines in black. With the original lithographic pictorial dust jackets. Volume II is housed in the publisher's plain card slipcase, glassine to vols. I and II.
Profusely illustrated in colour throughout and with 28 original lithographs by Chagall (22 in vols. I an II, frontispieces of vols. III and IV, the jackets of vols. I-IV).
With the bookplate of lawyer Israel Perry to the front pastedown of vol. V. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown of vol. III. A near-fine set, with minor rubbing to extremities, in the very good jackets with some minor chipping and nicking at extremities, vol. IV price-clipped. Slipcase of vol. II worn and glassine of vol. I with light wear.
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