"All the time I was working, I felt my father and my mother were looking over my shoulder, and behind them were Jews, millions of other vanished Jews of yesterday and a thousand years ago." -Chagall, on the creation of The Jerusalem Windows
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CHAGALL. A fine, pristine copy with the scarce publisher's slipcase and shipping box. The English language issue.
Inscribed by Chagall on the front free endpaper: "Pour Andrea Sillerstein / Marc Chagall / 1963 / Washington".
Beautifully illustrated with 104 plates (64 in full color), and two original color lithographs done expressly for this edition. Chagall's Jerusalem Windows illustrates and chronicles the creation of the famous twelve stained glass windows, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel, designed by Chagall for the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center Synagogue in Jerusalem.
With text and notes by Jean Leymarie. New York: George Braziller, (1962). Original red cloth, original pictorial dust jacket, original acetate, original slipcase and shipping box. A magnificent, fine copy, almost as new. Extremely rare signed and in such outstanding condition.
Price: $6,500 .