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132145
TOULET, P.-J.

Mon Amie Nane....

Edition ornée de gravures sur bois originales de Carlègle.

Availability: In stock

Published: Paris Léon Pichon, 1925

Stock Code: 132145

£450
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First Carlègle edition, number 497 from a total edition of 585 copies. Charles Émile Egli, known as Carlègle (1877-1937) was a Swiss-born illustrator and painter who spent most of his life in Paris. Carlègle excelled in wood engraving. His illustrations for Daphnis et Chloé exhibited in the autumn Salon of 1913 launched his career. From then until his death in 1937 he illustrated books by classical and contemporary authors. The attractive binding on this copy by René Kieffer matches the colour of the wood engravings. Kieffer (1876-1963) was a French binder, publisher and bookseller, most known for his Art Déco bindings.
First published in book form in 1905, Mon Amie Nane paints the bittersweet portrait of a demimondaine in the Belle Époque.

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Description

Large octavo (252 x 173 mm). Contemporary French mustard-coloured morocco by René Kieffer (gilt stamped at foot of front turn-in and with his art nouveau embossed ticket on verso of front free endpaper), spine gilt lettered direct, compartments with geometric panels and central stylized foliate motif, sides with same tools forming a panel, gilt quintuple fillet turn-ins, marbled endpapers highlighted in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original printed wrappers bound in at front and rear, yellow silk page marker. Housed in a custom red cloth slipcase.

Illustrations

With 18 wood-engraved illustrations printed in black and yellow, and cul-de-lampes by Carlègle.

Condition

Spine slightly darkened, touch of scuffing to raised bands and corners. A near-fine copy.

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