Colomba. Illustrations de Charles Picart le Doux. Gravees sur bois en camaieu par Gerard Angiolini. Prosper Merimee.

Colomba. Illustrations de Charles Picart le Doux. Gravees sur bois en camaieu par Gerard Angiolini.

Nice: L'Image Litteraire, 1946. One of 70 numbered copies on Marais white wove paper from a total edition of 450. 8vo. Handsomely bound in 3/4 blue morocco and paste-paper boards, spine paneled, gilt decorated with maroon rosette morocco inlays, title gil top edge gilt, original covers bound in, a bit of rubbing else fine. Illustrated by Charles Picart le Doux with nine pictorial illustrations hors-texte and 21 headpieces in chiaroscuro style, wood engravings with stipple effect with generous use of the roulette. Picart le Doux was a decorator and like Lurcat was engaged in the modern revival of tapestry design. These pictorial illstrations are like blurred sketches for the theatre or ballet with figures in romantic gestures or attitudinized silhouettes. Item #703

Price: $350.00

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