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132149
COLETTE, [Sidonie-Gabrielle].

Nudité....

Orné de vingt dessins inédits de Carlègle.

Availability: In stock

Published: [Brussels & Paris] Éditions de la Mappemonde, 1943

Stock Code: 132149

£1,250
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition, number 24 of 49 copies on Japon Nacré, from an edition of 485 copies; rare on the market, particularly in such an excellent binding and condition. 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, and from then until his death in 1937 he illustrated books by classical and contemporary authors.

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Description

Large quarto (278 x 222 mm). Contemporary French or Belgian green morocco, gilt title on spine, boards with gilt and black criss-crossing lines with small turquoise, purple, red and grey triangular morocco onlays at the points of intersection, mottled endpapers highlighted in gilt, untrimmed, original colour pictorial wrappers bound in at front and rear. Housed in a matching slipcase.

Illustrations

Title vignette and 20 etchings in black and bistre (including the frontispiece and 4 full-page plates) by Carlègle.

Condition

Spine sunned. A near-fine copy.

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