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LETTERS OF PAUL GAUGUIN to Ambroise Vollard, Grabhorn Press 1943 10 Woodcuts
1943. HAND CRAFTED FULL ORANGE MOROCCO LEATHER IN SLIPCASE. Paul Gauguin. Letters to Ambroise Vollard & André Fontainas. Grabhorn Press, 1943. With 10 reproduction woodcuts. Paul Gauguin's Letters to Ambroise Vollard (1867-1907) and Andre Fontainas, was edited by John Rewald and published in San Francisco by Robert and Edwin Grabhorn in 1943. Almost immediately after its inception in 1920, the Grabhorn Press became one of the most attractive and, ultimately, most enduring American presses of the post-war period. "Nave Nave Fenua--Delicious Earth," originally designed in 1894 in Brittany, was printed in four colors by L. Roy and measures about 16 inches by 8 inches. It is one of ten printed after designs by Gauguin, whose use of contoured shapes in flat had exerted a noticeable influence upon modern painters and print-makers, William Nicholson, Claude Lovat Fraser, Vuillard and Bonnard, to name but a few. Letters was printed on French hand-made paper, the woodcuts on a variety of Chinese silk papers, and the book was published in an edition of 250 copies signed by Ed Grabhorn. This particular copy has been artfully bound in orange morocco with hand decorated title cover and spine by The Cuneo Press of Chicago in the late 1940's. It is contained in a hand made slipcase which exhibits some moisture damage which has not transferred to the book .There is a slight stain on the back morocco (see 2nd photo). The slipcase remains solid and intact. The book measures 11 inches by 15 1/2 inches and has 69 pages plus several endpapers. Shipping weight, well packed, is 3 1/2 lbs. Insuran … [Click Below for Full Description]
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