Le Dur Désir de Durer.... With the English translation by Stephen Spender and Frances Cornford
Philadephia, The Grey Falcon Press, and London, The Trianon Press, 1948.
Quarto, 93,  (colophon) pages with numerous Chagall illustrations.
Plain card covers with the attached Chagall-illustrated dustwrapper folded over along all sides; all edges uncut; dustwrapper a little unevenly sunned and slightly marked; corners slightly bumped and very lightly worn; an excellent copy with the light pencil ownership signature of Professor Heinz Kent on an early blank.
Number 1308 of 1500 copies (750 for each publisher). The 'first edition of this book with the complete text in French and English.... The colour frontispieces preceding the French and English texts were reproduced by hand ... under the supervision of Marc Chagall'.