Title: J.-L. Forain Aquafortiste; Catalogue ...
Publisher: H. Floury, Paris
Publication Date: 1912
Illustrator: Forain, Jean-Louis
Edition: First edition.
16 pages in text. 27 x 23 cm. The frontispiece an original etching by Forain, plus 130 plates printed recto only, each with descriptive text and tissue guards. Limited edition, copy 58 of 300. Alphabetical Index of the Plates. FREITAG 3018. GORDON N. RAY p.437 [THE ART OF THE FRENCH ILLUSTRATED BOOK 1700 TO 1914] notes, "Though Forain was primarily a painter, he devoted much of his career to the graphic arts. A superb etcher and lithographer, he also contributed drawings over twenty-five years to a wide range of journals.give him a prominent place among the artists who recorded the life of the metropolis." A clean, very fresh copy both plates and text; original wrappers bound-in. Navy cloth, red leather spine labels printed in gilt. Fine. 2 vols. Bookseller Inventory # 18357
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