2 Volumes: Part 1 - 174 pp. (iv). 52 monochrome illustrations and page decorations after the original woodcuts by Aristide Maillol. Introductory essay by the translator Abbe Delille. Preface by Andre Mary. Part 2 - 154 pp. (ii). 57 monochrome illustrations and page decorations. Foreword by Jean Giono. Afterword by Philippe Gonin. Latin text with facing French translation. Two unbound portfolios loose in quarter-bound folder with slipcase. This numbered facsimilie edition of the 1950 publication by Philippe Gonin, Paris, of which this is number 2985, is authorized by the original publisher and is printed on Bouffont Verge stock from the Papeteries de Bellrive. The folder has a brown leather covered backstrip with illustration printed in black and stamped gilt titles. The boards are covered with brown paper and the joints are fabric reinforced. The card slip case is covered by brown paper and is in fine condition. Original publishers foam and cardboard shipping carton available. Due to weight (2.2 kg + packaging) extra shipping charges will apply to this item. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004491
Title: Les Georgiques De Virgile :Texte Latin et ...
Publisher: Production Edito-Service S.A.
Illustrator: Aristide Maillol
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Book Description Philippe Gonin 1937-1943, Paris, 1937. maillol (illustrator). Two volumes, complete. The ORIGINAL EDITION (not to be confused with the ater facsimile) of Maillol's last illustrated book, complete with 122 ORIGINAL WOODCUTS BY MAILLOL. Elegantly printed (in French and Latin) on extremely fine handmade laid paper. Edition limited to 750 numbered copies. Folio. Loose as issued in original wraps. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS. In the original parchment backed chemises and (very lightly worn) board slipcases. A PRISTINE SET OF ONE OF MAILLOLlS MOST CHARMING PRODUCTIONS, A BOOK THAT COMBINES THE VIRTUES OF THE FRENCH LIVRE D'ARTISTE AND THE ENGLISH FINE PRESS BOOK. Bookseller Inventory # 38467
Book Description Paris, Philippe Gonin, (tome I: M.CM.XXXVII. tome II: M.CM.XLIII), 1950, 1950. in-4to, 5 ff. + 174 p.+ 4 ff. / 4 ff. + 154 p. + 5 ff. / ill. avec 122 gravures sur bois + 1 volume de suites en noir et en sanguine (Num. n° LXXIV avec 10 planches sur chine également tirée en sanguine). Feuilles et gravures entièrement non rognées, marquées au crayon en dessous de la justification: ?Exemplaire 365/750 tous droits reservés (signé) Ph. Gonin?, feuilles non reliées, brochures originales imprimées, chemise cart., étui. Volume 1 with foreword by André Mary, Volume 2 with introduction by Jean Giono ?sur un très grand livre.? Paris, Philippe Gonin, 1937 - 1939 (published in 1950) Altogether with 58 large wood engravings by Aristide Maillol, together 122 including smaller head- and tail pieces and a few in-margins, some of which repeated. Two volumes. Illustrated with 122 woodcuts by Aristide Maillol. Folio, loose as issued in original wrappers, in folding chemise and slipcase. Very faint markings on outer slip case. This is number 365 of a limited edition of 750 copies. Paper used is Maillol-Gonin hand made hemp-paper. Maillol had been thinking of illustrating Virgil since 1908 and as late as in 1937 Gonin did encourage him again to restart the project. He finished the last woodcut a few days before he died in September 1944. It took Gonin another 6 years to publish the 2nd volume. Text in Latin and French. Although originally intended as a joint project with Count Kessler, who died in 1937, it was published posthumously by Gonin, the publisher of most of Maillol's books. A beautiful set printed in a new font created from a 15th century type. A watermark in the paper shows a sitting nude with the names of Maillol and Gonin behind it. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Bénézit 9-32 ; Monod 11339 ; Strachan 337; The Artist and the Book 175. Bookseller Inventory # 108188