December 24, 2016
This copy furthermore contains another etching by Maillol, "Feuille d'études" (Guerin 379), never published and extremely rare (this particular etching is illustrated in a full-page plate in Vollard's autobiography).
Although Maillol illustrated several books with lithographs and woodcuts, this is the only one he did with etchings and, in fact, it contains almost the entirety of his work in this medium.
One of Vollard's last great books: the great publisher died before the book was completed. According to Strachan, one of Vollard's "finest masterpieces." (p. 36) Small quarto, loose in original wraps as issued. Reference: Skira 217 (illustrated), Erving 17 (illus.), Guérin 332-374, Johnson 190 (illus.), Rauch 143, Wheeler p. 106 (illus.), Vollard p. 68 (illus.), Jentsch 33 (illus.), Strachan 337, Carteret IV, p. 347.
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