Anvers: Éditions Sélection, 1929. First edition. In publisher’s printed glassine wrappers. 152 (4) .p (pp 65-152 photographic plates). Cover very slightly chipped at extremities. Trace of bending on the upper right corner of the cover. Overall in fine condition.
Richly illustrated monograph of the Russian-French artist of Jewish origins, Marc Chagall (1887–1985). Volume VI of the Belgian monograph series Sélection Chronique de la Vie Artistique, which was published in Antwerp between 1927 and 1933. The publication includes 64 pages of essays and poems written by various authors, including Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918), Ambroise Vollard (1866–1939) and Chagall himself, illustrated with with in-text drawings and etchings, followed by 88 pages of black and white photographic reproductions of Chagall’s paintings as well as a photographic portrait of the artist.