Bible. Verve Vol VIII, nos 33 et 34
The 'Bible' contains Chagall's first cycle of Bible illustrations, which had been specially commissioned by Ambroise Vollard, the great art dealer and publisher of artist books. In the second work, 'Dessins pour la Bible', Chagall additionally included scenes of the Old Testament's 'great dramas' drawn in 1958-59, among which one finds the story of the Garden of Eden, Cain and Abel, the flood, the golden calf, Jonah and the whale, David and Goliath etc. 'One of the very few major Bible illustrations of the 20th century. Chagall combines the majesty of the Jewish tradition with the wit of popular art. The work was first requested by Vollard in 1931 and completed for Tériade in 1956. The text is from the French Geneva translation of 1638.' The Artist & the Book: 1860-1960; Sorlier 75; Cramer 42.
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Back restored, Cover worn, affecting mainly the front right corners of the image See illustration). Binding weak, but holding.