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L'Art de Aimer - OVID MAILLOL Aristide - 1935. [1276374]
1935 - (MAILLOL, Aristide) OVID. L'Art d'Aimer. (Lausanne: Les Frères Gonin), 1935. Folio (11-1/2 by 15-1/2 inches), signatures loose as issued in original printed paper wrappers, original glassine, original vellum-spined portfolio and original vellum-edged slipcase. $7500.Signed limited edition of this French prose translation of Ovid's love poetry, illustrated with 15 original in-text woodcuts and 12 full-page original lithographs""six printed in sanguine""by renowned artist and sculptor Aristide Maillol. This copy number 145 of only 225 copies signed in pencil by Maillol on the limitation page (from a total edition of 275)."These poems had a momentous influence on later European civilization. It was not only Chaucer who read Ovid's love poetry; every educated person with the slightest interest in the subject did so" (Paul Brians). "The sculpturesque nudes of Maillol's lithographs are closely related in style and spirit to his monumental carved figures" (The Artist and the Book 174). Spotting to boards of portfolio and slipcase, faint darkening to portfolio spine; book, glassine and original wrappers fine. A lovely illustrated volume, signed by Maillol. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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