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Le voyage d'Urien
First Edition completed print on May 25, 1893 on the presses of Paul Schmidt, typographer and Edw. Ancourt, lithograph and drawn to 300 numbered copies on laid cream plus some copies on China and Japan.Binding in full morocco brown, back with five nerves, date in tail, contreplats lined with red morocco with framing of a golden net, brown silk guards, double net on the cuts, golden wheels on the caps, covers and back preserved, all golden slices, case trimmed with brown morocco, binding signed Gruel.Some rare foxinges.Work designed and produced in collaboration with Maurice Denis who illustrated 31 original lithographs drawn in two tones, sometimes ocher background, sometimes pale green. The Nabi has managed to free himself from all descriptive servitude to better invest the text in creator.Precious autograph dedication signed by André Gide to Edouard Picard in ink on the fake title page.The Voyage d'Urien is one of the great books illustrated in the tradition of the painter's book inaugurated by Édouard Manet, Charles Cros and Stéphane Mallarmé in 1874-1875. The collaboration between the painter and the author was very close. "This book is the most marked trace of symbolism, the ratification by the Nabis of the principle of the book of dialogue" (Yves Peyré).This journey of the Nothing is an ironic odyssey, written "in reaction against the naturalist school" where some young people in search of "glorious destinies" embark for an allegorical journey that leads to the frozen deserts of barrenness.Very nice copy perfectly established by Gruel.Naville, Bibliography of the writings of André Gide, nº VI.- Chapon, The Painter and the book, 1870-1970, pp. 38-41.- Peyré, Painting and poetry, the dialogue by the book, 1874-2000, n ° 4 and pp. 105-106.- The Artist and the Book, 1860-1960, Boston, No. 76. Librairie de l'Art Indépendant Paris 1893 20x20cm relié
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