New York: Book League of the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Item #23553 .
8vo. (1-6),7-252,(4)pp. Illustrated by Marc Chagall. Maroon cloth blocked in gilt on the spine and upper board. A stain near the top of the rear pastedown, inner hinge neatly mended, else a fine copy with only a trace of wear. Protected in a custom clamshell case. And with a 1993 appraisal laid-in.
With a long inscription on the front free endpaper from Mark Chagall "For Max Lerner: in remembrance of my wife Bela. Marc Chagall." Dated New York, 1945.
Bella writes of their childhood in the Russian Empire. She died in New York in 1944.