Illustrated book, with 75 full-page original color lithographs and 75 wood-engraved borders after drawings
31 x 24 x 0 cm
Signed below the justification by Lunois and Piazza
From a total edition of 210 numbered copies, this is one of 150 on specially-made wove paper, watermarked with the initials of the artist and the translator
Folio. Original wraps, in the original folder with a gilded embossed medallion. Entirely uncut and unopened. Wrappers slightly discolored by contact with folder (recently, both have been professionally deacidified). Internally perfect. An outstanding copy.
Reference: Ray 310; Paris: Librairie Artistique (G. Boudet), 1896; One of the great fin-de-siècle illustrated books, and one of the first publications which can rightly be called a "livre d'artiste". Ray 310
Among other artistic achievements, Alexandre Lunois was an autodidact and is considered to be the re-inventor of the so-called lithotint technique.Read More