CHAGALL’S JERUSALEM WINDOWS, WITH TWO ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS
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. $2800.
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.
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 slipcase. See Sorlier, Chagall 78; Sorlier, Chagall Lithographs 365-66; Cramer 49.
Cloth with light edge-toning, dust jacket with rubs to corners, scarce acetate wrapper with two closed tears. A near-fine copy.