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[ Renoir, Pierre-Auguste]. Vollard, Ambroise.
La vie & l'oevre de Pierre-August Renoir
Paris: Chez Ambroise Vollard, 1919. Paris: Chez Ambroise Vollard, 1919 One of 375 copies on Arches paper out of a total edition of 1,000 copies. The rest of the edition consisted of 100 copies on Japon impériale paper, and 525 copies on "beau papier teinté. Original cream-colored printed wrappers, with glassine covering. . Folio. 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 in.; 327 x 248 mm. Original etched frontispiece by Renoir ("La Femme nue"), one color lithograph by Auguste Clot after oil painting by Renoir, ("Le Sirènesº) fifty-one full-page photogravures, with tissue-guards, and 175 reproductions of drawings in the text. Occasional very light foxing, especially to tissue guards. Housed in quarter azure morocco slipcase, with chemise. Some rubbing and discoloration to the slipcase, but it has kept the book clean and fresh for decades. A near fine copy. The second in a planned series of three volumes on Renoir by Vollard. The first, Tableaux, pastels et dessins de Pierre-Auguste Renoir, appeared in 1918; the third projected volume was never published.
Bookseller: Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB [United States]
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