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    Sale 2187

    Prints & Multiples

    22 July 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 29

    MARC CHAGALL

    Jean de La Fontaine, Fables, Tériade Éditeur, Paris, 1952 (see Cramer books 22)

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    MARC CHAGALL
    Jean de La Fontaine, Fables, Tériade Éditeur, Paris, 1952 (see Cramer books 22)
    the set of 101 etchings, hors-texte, on Montval, title page and justification, signed in ink by the artist on the justification, copy 21 of 40 (the total edition was 200), with full margins, loose (as issued), pale time staining, occasional surface soiling and soft creasing in the margins, pale offseting in places on the reverse, (plate 92) an area of creasing and tears throughout, otherwise in good condition, original grey paper-covered portfolio with gold embossed title on the spine (surface soiling, adhesive remains in places, the spine split in places with associated losses). 16 x 12¼ in. (406 x 311 mm.)
    album


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    Please note that this lot consists of the suite on Montval issued with the deluxe edition of 40. It is contained in one of the two original album covers and includes the signed colophon.


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