JERUSALEM WINDOWS, INSCRIBED BY MARC CHAGALL WITH A DRAWING
CHAGALL, Marc. The Jerusalem Windows. Text and Notes by Jean Leymarie. New York: George Braziller, (1962). Folio, original red cloth, photographic endpapers, original dust jacket, original acetate.
First American edition, with two original color lithographs specially prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful color reproductions of the artist’s work, inscribed on the title page in blue ink: "Pour Marilyn and Jack en souvenir, Marc Chagall." Chagall has drawn a bird and a tree in green colored pencil, and annotated it "N.Y. 1963," also in green pencil.
Illustrated are various drafts as well as the final versions of the 12 stained glass windows (one for each of the tribes of Israel) designed by Chagall for the synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center. Issued the same year as the first edition, entitled Vitraux pour Jerusalem (text in French), and the first edition in English. Without original cardboard slipcase. See Sorlier, Chagall 78; Sorlier, Chagall Lithographs 365-66; Cramer 49.
Book fine; lightest wear to extremities of dust jacket and acetate. A fine copy, scarce with both an inscription and a sketch.