THE JERUSALEM WINDOWS, by Marc Chagall - 1962 [1st ed., DJ, original lithographs]


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The Jerusalem Windows

by Marc Chagall

text and notes by Jean Leymarie

translated from the French by Elaine Desautels

First edition.  New York:  George Braziller, 1962 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ.

  • Red cloth covers are mostly clean, with gilt title. 
  • Boards show a few marks, scattered foxing, edgewear.  Corners are sharp.  See photos.  
  • Spine is rounded, has gilt text and is bright with firm ends.  See photos.
  • Binding is strong.  
  • Photo illustrated end papers/ pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear.
  • Frontispiece, an original lithograph, is present. 
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.  
  • Interior is gently age-toned.  Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Text block edges have a few marks.   
  • DJ looks great behind Mylar.  
  • Close examination of DJ reveals light edgewear including possible bumps, rubbing, and/or tiny closed tears.  See photos.
  • PS2024.0605

210 pages. 9 5/8 x 12 7/8 inches

A very good copy of the George Braziller first edition, with DJ, of the story of Marc Chagall's design and execution of the Jerusalem Window cycle of 1962.  With two original lithographs made for this volume, and richly illustrated in color.  

Installed in 1962 after being exhibited in Paris and New York, the Jerusalem Windows have their home in the synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew Medical Center in Jerusalem.  

Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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