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Mac Orlan (MacOrlan), Pierre

Publication Date: 1928
Used Condition: fine Hardcover
From Xerxes Fine and Rare Books and Documents (Glen Head, NY, U.S.A.)

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Paris n.d (1928) Rene Kieffer. Imprime par Duclos et Colas a Paris. Hardcover. Oblong quarto bound in deep rich leather with 5 raised spine bands, gilt lettering on spine. Copy No. 21 of 50 exemplaires de tete sur Japon avec Trois etats des Eaux-fortes et une Aquarelle inedite d'Assire avec une suite of 50 rouge monochrome des Aquarelles inedites d'Assire. Book is 11x9x1-1/2 inches (28x22.5x4 cm). 84 pages of text (In French). The 20 Eaux-fortes and the awesome original color watercolour frontis are by Gustave Assire (1870-1941). Mounted on the front cover panel is one of the actual sheets of engrvaed copper used to make one of the 20 copperplate illustrations in the book. There are 3 consecutive printings of each of the 20 illustrations. All illustrations are on rectos only. The copperplates are playful and erotic and very finely drawn. **The book is one of the most beautiful books we've seen. Rene Kieffer was one of the world's great book binders. Fine, with only one very minor small rubbed spot on rear leather. No ownership marks. Bookseller Inventory # a87218

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Publication Date: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fine

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