Publisher's full blue cloth. Front board stamped in gilt with a drawing by Chagall. Spine lettered in gilt. In original unclipped dust jacket. Jacket spine a bit darkened and a bit toned overall. Some small chips to head and tail of the jacket spine as well as the top edge. Book with some very light shelf wear to corners. Otherwise an about fine book in a very good jacket.
In the lower left-hand corner of the front free endpaper, below Chagall's drawing is an inscription reading "To Sally and Bob/May all life's blessings/be found in your home/with the brightness of/unquenchable light./ Tamar & David de Sola Pool." David de Sola Pool (1885-1970) was a Rabbi and an author who wrote several books about Jewish history in Colonial America. Some of these books he wrote together with his Wife Tamar. He was also the president of the American Jewish Historical Society, located in New York City.
"In the book Bella Chagall, wife of famous painter Marc Chagall, re-lives and recollects her life as a child in a Russian-Jewish family...Thiry-six drawings by Marc Chagall, one of the great painters of our time, bring us into immediate contact with the very essence of that world. They combine a moving tenderness for the Jew of that time in his every-day existence with an inspired rendition of the religious exaltation and ecstasy of which he was capable." (from the dust jacket)
HBS # 65899 $6,500