1/345. Quarto. pp (text)21 loose plates, as issued. Original light blue cloth portfolio with facsimile signatuire of Manet in gilt on front cover. Striking collection of 21 facsimile letters written by Manet to mademoiselle Isabelle Lemonnier. Indeed, during the summmer of 1880, which Edouard Manet spent in the Parisian suburb of Bellevue, he wrote her a series of brief notes (most of them preserved in the Louvre), enchantingly decorated with watercolor drawings of the flowers and fruits of the season and with occasional amusing sketches of her done from imagination. each facsimile letter is tipped in on a light blue cardstock. One of 345 copies, of which this is No 144. Spine and edges of portfolio age-toned. Some sunning along edges of text pages. Portfolio in overall good- to good, interior in good+, plates in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Letters with Aquarelles
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Publication Date: 1944
Book Condition: g to g+
Edition: First edition.
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