Binding Hardcover. Paper pastedown. Slipcase, with pape
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition First Limited Edition
Publisher Paris Chez Paul Rosenberg 1923
Seller ID 005501
A charmer by the French Cubist, one of the small number of important female members of the movement, although the artwork in this book has more kinship to Cassatt or Renoir than strict Cubism. No. 207 of 250 limitation. Very scarce, with no copies located on OCLC First Search. Squarish 48mo. 101 by 97 mm. Unpaginated, 19 color lithograph plates, one other b/w plate, captions with the names of the subjects on the facing pages, and numerous blanks between pages as if this were an actual sketchbook album. Indeed, an outstanding aspect of the book is how the artwork can be mistaken for the actual watercolors, as opposed to prints of watercolors. The publisher deepens the illusion with captions, and the title on the title pastedown, written what appears to be a long-hand cursive done in actual pen-and-ink, although these too are printed. 17 of the illustrations are of women, often girls, and there is a dreamy quality to all of them. The three other illustrations are of flowers. Sunning of spine. A few minor paper chips of the decorative paper pastedown, both on the binding proper, and a bit more so on the slipcase, which features the same undulating striped pattern. Interior is clean and bright.