Original first edition of The Passion of Christ, narrated by Andre Saures and illustrated by George Rouault, an intense dramatic book in which words and illustrations powerfully convey the emotions of the sacred mystery. Limited edition in 270 numbered copies of which this copy is N. 163 on vergé de Montval paper. The book, loose as issued, is complete of Saures text, 17 original color etchings hors texte by Georges Rouault and printed by Roger Lacourière, and 82 wood-engravings (including the one on the wrapper) by Georges Aubert after Rouault in monochromatic. This copy also includes: four preparatory sketches on 'papier calque' in larger format, not printed in the book, plus an etching with aquatint in color, proof of one of the illustrations, signed in black ink by Rouault monograms, and annotation. Loose as issued, in original publisher's wrappers with title and Rouault's wood-engraved vignette, guarded in the original hard chemise and slipcase. In very good condition.
Ref: Monod 10492
Lucien Pissarro. Gerard de Nerval.
London Hammersmith, 1909
Gerard de Nerval, Illustrated by Lucien Pissarro. Limited edition of 130 nominative copies on Arches pour fil paper, of which this one is the n 73 for Henry Michel-Dansac. Gerard de Nerval tale from the collection of Voyage en Orient, illustrated with Lucien Pissarro composition drawings, engraved in woodcuts by Lucien and his wife Esther, Pissarro. This copy is enriched with a suite of the engravings on China paper (except for the vignette on the justification page) + two prints, also on China paper, of an unselected plate the first mounted at the head of the volume (N 17/ 50), and the second on a loose leaf (N. 49/50). In artistic binder signed M. Lortic ( Marcelin Lortic), empire green morocco, large gilt frame on the covers composed of a double frieze and rosettes, ornate ribbed spine, the original olive gray calf cover with florals gilt motives embossed, is preserved inside. In very good condition.
André Derain. François Rabelais.
François Rabelais, illustrated with colored woodcuts drawn and engraved by André Derain Limited numbered edition of 275 copies, of which this copy is on of 200 in Velin d'Arches, signed by the artist on the justification page. Derain's main illustrated work, with 128 (21 full-page) original color woodcuts, 34 color woodcut initials and 18 color woodcut final vignettes. André Derain took full charge of the printing process from the carving of the wood blocks, in the manner of 15th-century cardmakers, to the coloring to which he added special attention to preserve the warm tone of his woodblocks, using a hand - coloring technique: all the wooden blocks had to be colored one after the other by a team of practitioners, in their nuances, according to a scheme established by the painter and repeated in each volume. Loose as issued in half parchment wrappers, chemise and slipcase. Text selection by A. Lefranc, illustrations printed by Andre Derain and Roger Lacourière. Light foxing at the margin, chemise not in good condition . Ref : The Artists and the Book 81.
Torrès Garcia, Consagra, Matisse, Kandinsky, Magnelli, Arp, Ernst, Miro, Laurens
Matisse, Kandinsky, Magnelli, Miro, Consagra, Solange and others. Cahiers d'Art, San Lazzaro Paris, 1959. Pictorial wraps with cover by Torrès Garcia. One original color lithograph by Soulages. A pochoir by Music. And a 2-colors woodcut by Consagra. Seven woodcut and linoleum cut by: Matisse, Kandinsky, Magnelli, Arp, Ernst, Miro, Laurens. The book has a bump on the top right corner, that runs through all the books, the prints are bright and clear but the fold is visible.
Catalog of the exhibition organized by the French Embassy at the Smithsonian Institution in 1964. Limited in 2200 copies, of which this one is one of 2000 copies in Velin d'Arches, the catalog includes original lithographs by Chagall (front cover), Picasso, Miro, Beaudin, Esteve, Matisse, Calder, Giacometti, Guiramand, Florsheim, Cathelin, Brasilier, Brianchon, Cocteau, Minaux, Jenkis, Kito, Menessier, and lithographic reproductions by Braque, Villon, and Glarner. Some splits on the text block in some part of the book, pages still solid attached. A light bump on the top of the spine runs through the book.
Forewords by Jean Adhemar. Catalog published on the occasion of the exhibition: L'atelier Mourlot at the Redfern Gallery in London. Original lithographs by Marc Chagall, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, Paul Jenkins, Andre Minaux, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso (2 lithographs), and other artists from the Mourlot studio. Limited edition of 1150 copies of which this copy is one of the 1000 in Velin d'Arches. Some splits on the text block in some part of the book, pages still solid attached. Some occasional off-printing from the lithographs
Paul Léautaud, André Rouveyre.
Choix de pages de Paul Leautaud. A collection of text of Leautaud curated by Andre Rouveyre, with introduction, full page illustrations, and bibliographic documents. Excellent study & bibliography. One of 50 copies (n. 24) on chiffon d'Arches paper, with one original lithograph by Matisse, depicting the portraits of Leautaud, signed and justified in pencil, printed in China paper. Matisse executed 5 portraits of Leautaud in charcoal and then 12 lithographs from which one serves as the frontispiece of the book. In very good condition, with some creases and slightly worn cover, especially at the spine.
Rene Crevel, Pablo Picasso, PAB
Alès, France, 1956
Rene Crevel first edition of is poem NUIT, published in the "Autumn 1924, Winter 1925" issue of Little Review New York magazine, illustrated with an original engraving with burin on celluloid by Picasso signed in pencil. Oblong tiny format, 65 x 90mm, published by PAB Alès, May 1956. Limited numbered edition of 30 copies, printed on fine Auvergne laid paper by Richard-de-Bas, n. 29 signed in pencil by PAB (Pierre Andre Benoit) Ref: Cramer 74.
Very Good, lightly tanned.
Gerard de Nerval
London Hammersmith, 1909
Gerard de Nerval, Illustrated by Lucien Pissarro. London Hammersmith, ERAGNY PRESS, for Les Cent Bibliophiles, 1909. Limited edition in 130 numbered and nominative copies, of which this one is the n 52 for M. Henry Hirsch. Gerard de Nerval tale from the collection of Voyage en Orient, illustrated with Lucien Pissarro composition drawings, engraved in woodcuts by Lucien Pissaro and his wife Esther. Frontispiece and Head-Letters in colors and gold. Bounded in the original publisher binding, in olive grey calf, with florals gilt motives embossed, guarded in a case and slipcase signed by Renaud Vernier, 1995. Rare edition in very good condition, few splits on the text block and light off-prints from the illustrations.
De mauvais sujets. Complete portfolio with text by Jan Paulhan illustrated with 10 original etchings with aquatint in color by Marc Chagall, out of text. The portfolio is the fourth publication of the Bibliophiles de l'Union française, presenting the first color engravings made by Chagall .
Limited editions of 153 numbered total copies, this copy is one of the 112 nominatives on Arches vellum paper (n° 26 for Madame Marguerite Grün). Signed in the justification page in blue pencil by Félia Léal, Marc Chagall and Jean Paulhan. Loose as issued guarded in the original soft wrappers with gray printing title, protective hard board chemise, and matching slipcase, both covered with the original decorative paper in blue, yellow and green colors. The Etchings in color were printed by Frélaut and Lacourière Atelier. Ref: Cramer 35 In very good conditions: Chemise and slip case worn, some occasional off-printing from the etchings to the text pages
Feuilles éparses. (Scattered leaves). Rene Crevel. Collection Archives 187 - Volume I
Complete book with fourteen unsigned etchings, aquatints, woodcuts and lithographs, the majority in colors, hors-texte, title page, text and justification, on Velin de Rives. Total edition of 150 copies, this copy is one of 20 numbered in Roman numbers, (III of XX). All the copies are signed by the artists in pencil in a full sheet, with the exception of Dominguez and Wols. Illustrated with one etching by Alberto Giacometti in frontispiece, and 13 Aquaforte, lithographs, and aquatints, by the following artists: JEAN ARP, HANS BELLMER (2 prints), CAMILLE BRYEN, OSCAR DOMINGUEZ, MAX ERNST, STANLEY WILLIAM HAYTER, VALENTINE HUGO, WIFREDO LAM, MAN RAY, ANDRE MASSON, JOAN MIRO, WOLS.
Loose as issued in the original soft wrappers, hard chemise, and slipcase.
New York, 1973
THE NEW YORK COLLECTION FOR STOCKHOLM 1973. A collection of works by American contemporary artists, presenting 30 works in a variety of media and paper; prints, multiples and photographs. The portfolio is a collaboration by the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and the New York-based group Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) it was published in 1973 in a limited numbered edition of 300 copies.
It includes the following artists: Lee Bontecou, Robert Breer, John Chamberlain, Walter de Maria, Jim Dine, Mark di Suvero, Oivind Fahlstrom, Dan Flavin, Red Grooms, Hans Haacke, Alex Hay, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Morris, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Richard Serra, Keith Sonnier, Richard Stankiewicz, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol and Robert Whitman.
All the works are signed by the artists, except for de Maria, Haacke and Lichtenstein, and Noland that bear a stamped signature. Loos as issued and complete, guarded in the original Honduras mahogany box with justification stamped inside. Box with some scratches.