Le Message Biblique
Various authors - Marc Chagall.
Editions Fernand Mourlot, Paris.
4to (32,7 x 25,3 cm), bound, 199 pages. Grey cloth-covered hardcover, printed in gold on the front and the spine, dust jacket with flaps printed in colors on the front and in black on the back, spine and first flap, a paper book band printed in black, protective sheet of acetate.
First edition. Introduction by Jean Chatelain, with as frontispiece an original lithograph in colors (Moïse et son peuple) by Marc Chagall, in full-page and unsigned, especially realized for this issue and printed by Mourlot, biblical texts from an edition of the Holy Scriptures preserved at the National Library in Paris and also texts by the artist, Gaston Bachelard, Meyer Schapiro and Robert Marteau, illustrated with an abundant iconography mainly in colour (70 illustrations). Text and typography printed by Draeger Frères in Montrouge, lithograph printed by Mourlot in Paris. Edition : 10000 unnumbered copies. Reference : Cramer n° 92, Mourlot n° 689 (for the lithograph). In very good condition.