SIGNED BY MARC CHAGALL
(CHAGALL, Marc). Marc Chagall. Graphik II. Hamburg, 1966. Thin octavo, original stiff wrappers. $700.
First edition, with 18 illustrations (2 in color) of Chagall works, signed by him on the title page. From the collection of Joseph Liverant, a fellow Russian Jewish emigré and friend of Chagall.
The catalogue of an exhibition of Chagall works held at the Hamburg Kunsthaus from January 13 to February 20, 1966. From the collection of Joseph Liverant, a fellow Russian Jewish emigré and close friend of Chagall. Liverant and Chagall both fled Europe in World War II, Liverant to Canada and Chagall to the United States. After the war, both acquired residences in Provence, where shared social circles, similar ages, and a mutual love of Yiddish combined to forge a lasting bond of friendship between the two.