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Bauër, Gérard & Vertès
Instants et visages de Paris par Vertès.
Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, André Sauret, Éditeur, (1951). Large 4to (41x32 cm). Original wrappers with large lithograph in colours through both sides. With 3 additional runs kept in full-cloth box with gilt title (4 corners a bit dam.). 160 pp. including illustrated title and the double page lithographs. Besides the lithographed wrappers and the illustrated title 61 other lithographs: 10 double-page, 27 fullpage and 24 in text (1 on 2 pages). - Printed in 225 copies on "Grand Vélin filigrané 'Vertès' spécialement fabriqué par les papeteries d'Arches". Text composed by hand with "une fonte nouvelle, de corps 24, des caractères gravés, en 1540, par Claude Garamond". The original lithographs of Vertès printed on the handpresses of Mourlot Frères. All copies are signed by the artist and the author. - - One of the 15 numbered copies with 2 original drawings of Vertès on Chinese paper, under passepartout, and in 3 covers 3 additional runs: 1) Suite complète (62 lithographs)en noir (some light folts; on 1 plate a few lightbrown spots); 2) Suite complète en vieux rose des 62 lithographies originales. This series with watermark 'Arches' (thinner paper); 3) Suite de preuves en gris de 20 pierres non utilisées ('refusées'),(11 with more or less small lightbrown spots). Run 1 and 3 with watermark 'Vertès'. - - Apart from the above mentioned slight imperfections a good copy of the first 15 specimen (this is No 7), very rare, with i.a. 2 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS OF MARCEL VERTÈS. Attractive impressions of frivolous Paris in the fifties
Bookseller: Second Hand - Antiquarian Books Kerssemakers [Netherlands]
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