(CHAGALL, Marc.) CAIN, Julien.

The Lithographs of Chagall.

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
£4,500.00

Chagall's monumental catalogue raisonné

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First editions, first printings, of the catalogue raisonné of Chagall's lithographic work, a monumental feat of publishing which took more than two decades to complete. Volumes I and II contain 24 of the original lithographs, including their dust jackets, the remaining 22 of which are bound in as plates. The further four original lithographs are the frontispieces and dust jackets of volumes III and IV.

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Description

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.

Illustrations

Text of vol. III in French. Profusely illustrated throughout and with 28 original lithographs by Chagall.

Condition

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 jackets with nicks to spine ends, chip to head of spine of vol. I, with a couple of short closed tears to top edge. Chips to head of spine and rear panel of glassine to vol. III, closed tear to head of rear panel of vol. V.

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