"Daphnis and Chloe" - Hard cover book illustrated by Marc Chagall (1977, Published by Braziller). Complete book of the tale of "Daphnis and Chloe" authored by Longus, translated by George More, illustrated by Marc Chagall, published by George Braziller New York, 1977. The 42 color illustrations are full page (some are double pages) lithographic reproductions of the famous portfolio published by Teriade, Paris in 1961. In excellent condition with dust jacket. The crowning achievement of Marc Chagall's career as a printmaker is the suite of 42 luminous color lithographs illustrating Daphnis and Chloe by Longus, which was published in 1961. Chagall's friend and publisher Teriade (1897 - 1983) asked him to do the illustrations in 1952. Chagall traveled to Greece in 1952 before producing the drawings and gouaches that served as the models for the prints. The painstaking transformation into lithography began in 1957 and went on for four years. In the end approximately 1,000 zinc plates were needed to produce the series of 42 lithographs. Some of the prints required up to 25 colors.