AN OUTSTANDING COPY OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL EDITION OF LUCRETIUS, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LIVRES D'ARTISTE OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Illustrated with 41 original etchings (most with drypoint) by LEOPOLD-LEVY, an Alsatian Jewish artist associated with the School of Paris. From a total edition of 99 numbered copies, all printed on fine wove paper, this is ONE OF ONLY 30 WITH A SECOND SUITE OF THE ETCHINGS, PRINTED ON JAPON NACRE, EACH ETCHING SIGNED AND JUSTIFIED (19/30) BY THE ARTIST. This copy, furthermore, features an affectionate signed presentation inscription from the artist to the collector who convinced him to undertake this project. Three prospectuses are laid in (two on wove paper, one on Japan). Folio. Loose as issued in original wraps. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS, in the original vellum-packed chemise and (lightly worn) board slipcase. AN OUTSTANDING BOOK, AND VERY RARE WITH THE COMPLETE SIGNED SUITE.
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