DESSINS POUR LA BIBLE by Marc Chagall, Verve vol. 10 nos. 37-38 - 1960[color lithographs]


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Dessins pour la Bible, Verve vol. X, nos. 37-38

by Marc Chagall

Text in French.  Special double issue of Verve: Revue Artistique et Litteraire.  Paris, France:  Editions de la Revue Verve, 1960  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.

  • Illustrated covers are color lithographs.  Covers are mostly clean with bright colors and clear text.  
  • Boards show some edgewear.  Corners are scuffed, with some exposed board.  Please see photographs for details of condition.  
  • Spine has black text and is bright with bumped bottom end and crushed upper end.  Please see photographs.  
  • Binding is tight.
  • Endpapers and feps have some owner marks.
  • Frontispiece is present. 
  • Illustrations are bright and clear. 
  • Interior is gently age-toned.   
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • PS2022.0427

Unpaginated.  96 black and white plates, 24 color lithographs, and accompanying explanatory text.   10.5 x 14.25 inches.

A double issue of the French artistic and literary journal Verve containing drawings made by Marc Chagall in 1958 and 1959 on Biblical themes.  The drawings reproduced in this volume are on subjects other than those previously treated by Chagall in illustrations for the Bible which were reproduced in Verve (issues 33-34).  The plates are accompanied by explanatory text and biblical excerpts which inspired Chagall's drawings. 

The volume contains 96 black and white plates and 24 full color lithographs.  Additionally, the book's covers are color lithographs, not photo reproductions.  

The imprint date of this issue is July 29, 1960.  Rotogravure of the black and white plates is by Draeger Freres, and the color lithographs were printed by Mourlot Freres.  

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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