CHAGALL MARC: (1887-1985) Russian-born French Artist. Book signed and inscribed, being a folio paperback edition of Chagall Peintures 1942 - 1945, with an introduction by Leon Degand and a poem by Paul Eluard, published by Les Editions du Chene, Paris, 1947. Signed and inscribed by Chagall to the final page of the accompanying inserted text booklet, 'Pour General et Mrs Troper, amicalement, Marc Chagall' and with an original self-portrait executed in pen and ink and watercolour by Chagall to the title page, dated Vence, 1951 in his hand. The edition includes six pages of French text and twelve leaves with colour plates tipped in. A good association copy. Some age wear and tears, G £5000-8000 General Morris C. Troper, and his wife Ethel, to whom the present book was inscribed, were eminent figures in the American-Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and were instrumental in assisting Chagall to immigrate to the United States in 1941. .