"STEINLEN, Theophile; LECOMTE, Georges. Chats et Autres Bêtes. Paris: Eugène Rey, 1933. Folio (10 by 13 inches), original printed paper self-wrappers, uncut; original glassine. $1800.Limited edition, with 19 mounted full-page plates (two double-page) and dozens of in-text reproductions of Steinlen's wonderful charcoal studies of cats, great cats, and other animals, number 72 of 500 copies on Velin d'Arches.Renowned painter, printmaker and illustrator Théophile Steinlen produced hundreds of illustrations throughout his career, often for magazines like Le Rire and Gil Blas illustré. "It was his connection with Gil Blas illustré which made him famous. His more than 1000 designs for this weekly, printed in from two to four colors, offer a comprehensive survey of the teeming life of the city… He also showed himself to be a master of the poster, and after his first exhibition in 1894, both his lithographs and his etchings came to be sought after by collectors… Des chats [Some Cats], a folio of 1897, is a splendid tribute to the animals he loved best" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 440). The present work finely reproduces for the first time a number of studies and drawings of cats (and other animals) that were found among Steinlen's papers after he died in 1923. From a total edition of 595 copies. Text in French. Wear and one small stain to fragile original glassine, rarely present. Book clean and fine. A lovely volume.". Bookseller Inventory # 100609
Title: Chats et Autres Betes
Publication Date: 1933
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Eugéne Rey , Éditeur, Paris, 1933. half bleu leather .-. Condition: Very Fine. Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (illustrator). 203 pp., with 19 mounted full- page plates ( 2 double - page ) and dozens pf in - text reproductions of Steinlen ' charcoal studies of cats and others animals . Numbered copy on vélin d ' Arches à la forme .- Half bleu leather .- Original cover and spine bound . in . Very fine ( frais de port USA ou Europe par DHL U$S 47 ) ( shipping through DHL to USA ou Europe 47 U$S ) Size: In 4to. Seller Inventory # 007876
Book Description Rey, Paris, 1933. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Paris, Rey, 1933. Large quarto, -203,  (last blank) pages (including the pictorial front wrapper) with approximately 175 illustrations plus 18 tipped-in plates (one in colour, 2 folding) and a complete suite of all the in-text illustrations bound in at the rear. Contemporary unsigned designer-binding of half morocco and marbled papered boards, top edge gilt, with the original front wrapper retained; gilt-lettered spine stylishly decorated with eight wide raised bands with gilt and brown rules and an art deco cat in brown silhouette; leather very slightly rubbed at the extremities; marbled paper lightly rubbed at a few high spots; essentially a fine copy. One of only 535 copies in three variants; this copy is out-of-series and does not strictly conform to any of them. However, it is closest to the 35 copies on 'Japon Imperial, contenant chacun une suite a part des dessins sur papier de Chine' (in this instance, the extra suite is printed on Arches paper). Whatever else it may be, it is undeniably a superb item in every respect. Seller Inventory # 107128
Book Description Rey, Paris, 1933. Hardcover. Steinlen (illustrator). 1st Edition. Paris: Rey, 1933. Steinlen. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Steinlen, Theophile-Alexandre. [Lecomte, George]. CHATS ET AUTRES BÊTES. Signé/Signed. Paris: Rey, 1933. Dessins inédits de Steinlen [illustrator]. Half brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards, four raised bands, gilt-stamped spine titles, matching marbled endpapers. Covers bound in. A one page Steinlen ALS tipped to the front free endpaper in fine condition: "Voulez-vous vendredi? / Cher Monsieur Vauxcelles à n'importe quel moment de la matinée je serai très heureux de vous voir en compagnie de votre ami Borchardt / Très cordialement à vous, / Steinlen". Trans. "Is Friday alright? / Dear Mr. Vauxcelles at any moment in the morning I will be very happy to see you together with your friend Borchardt / Yours very cordially / Steinlen". 19 black & white plates of Steinlens superb feline illustrations with 150 in-text designs. One of 545 numbered examples on Vélin. One of 500 copies on Vélin de Rives with an extra suite of plates limited to 50 copies only. A beautiful, unique example in very fine condition. 19 planches hors texte et 150 dessins en noir, in texte, reproduits en facsimilé, par Barry. Tirage à 545 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin. un des 500 vélin de rives. On joint une suite des illustrations, sur vélin à la forme, tirée uniquement à 50 exemplaires. Seller Inventory # 31193