An outstanding copy of this important livre d'artiste illustrated with 33 HORS-TEXTE ETCHINGS BY ANDRE DERAIN.
This is a SPECIAL COPY (aside from the 280 numbered copies) PRINTED ESPECIALLY FOR PIERRE LEVY, WITH TWO LARGE (45 x 35 cm) ORIGINAL FULL-PAGE PREPARATORY DRAWINGS BY DERAIN, one in pencil and one in pencil and India ink.
Derain executed the etchings in 1934 but they were not published until this livre d'artiste appeared in 1951. Large folio (45 x 35 cm). ENTIRELY UNTRIMMED, WITH WIDE MARGINS, IN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT CONDITION.
Housed in the original chemise and slipcase. Johnson 184; Rauch 40; MoMa 57; Strachan, p. 330; Stern 33. Rare and important.
COPIES WITH TWO DRAWINGS ARE OF THE GREATEST RARITY: VERY FEW WERE ISSUED, AND MOST HAVE BEEN BROKEN UP FOR THE ETCHINGS AND DRAWINGS.
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