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Duval, Paul
A. J. Casson
Roberts Gallery, Toronto, 1975. - Alfred Joseph Casson, OC (May 17, 1898 - February 20, 1992) was a member of the Canadian group of artists known as the Group of Seven. He joined the group in 1926 at the invitation of Franklin Carmichael. Casson is best known for his depictions of landscapes, forests and farms of southern Ontario, and for being the youngest member of the Group of Seven. 191 pp. - 70 colour and 51 b&w illustrations by A. J. Casson - full folio - quarter bound in pale blue Oasis Niger goatskin, limited edition of 325 copies, here # 193 signed by both Casson & the author Paul Duval - it is laid into the publisher's spine labeled slip-case with a signed and numbered Casson lithograph drawn on Zink Plate, titled " Sunlit Isle " - approx. 8 x 10 ", cover tissue notes 325 copies, "No Artist's Proofs - Plates Destroyed " - thus the image exists only with the book - it is laid into it's own hardbound case. the book itself, bound in quarter blue Niger goatskin has faded uniformly down the spine to a burnished yellow gold, gilt printing bright, else fine, with the cased print in fine condition. A very scarce book, complete with the signed lithograph. A Casson painting recently sold for slightly better than $ 1.5 million with buyer's premium. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Alphabet Bookshop (ABAC/ILAB) [Port Colborne, ON, Canada]
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