Chagall-Bibel. Die Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments...
Augsburg: Pattloch Verlag, 1990. A lovely copy of this First Thus. Full dark blue leather, with one of Chagall's illustrations tipped onto the front panel Black and gilt decoration to front board and spine. All edges gilt. Two silk bookmarks. End papers featuring Chagall's art. 4 °. With 64 colour illustrations after Chagall. The illustrations are high quality reproductions on glossy art paper, with titles to the verson. Text in German throughout.
, 354, 39, 4 maps. pp
ALSO included is the brochure / pamphlet which accompanied the Bible. This tells the story of the creation of the art (in German) and also serves as the Certificate of Originality with number.
290 by 210mm (11½ by 8¼ inches). "Since my early youth, I have been fascinated by the Bible," said Marc Chagall, believing it to be "the greatest source of poetry of all time." The works presented here reflect Chagall's ongoing interest in the beauty and tragedy of humanity: "The Bible is like an echo of nature and this secret I have tried to transmit," (Abstracted from Artsy)
Condition: Fine inside and out. There is no significant wear to the book.