Sale: 391 / Rare Books, May 21. 2012 in Hamburg Lot 1013

 
Aristide Maillol - Suite des bois originaux. Um 1950. 2 Bde. in 1.

1013
Aristide Maillol
Suite des bois originaux. Um 1950. 2 Bde. in 1.
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,200
Sold:
€ 2,760 / $ 3.036

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Maillol. - Suite des bois originaux du sculpteur A. Maillol, pour illustrer les Géorgiques de Vergile. 2 suites with each 122 orig. woodcuts in red chalk and black by A. Maillol on 72 ll. each [Paris, P. Gonin 1937-43 (1950)]. Loose plates in illustr. orig. wrappers with orig. boards, in orig. boards slipcase. Large 4to.

Guérin 159-215. - Rewald S. XLIX-L und 156-161. - Monod 11339. - Rauch 144. - The Artist and the Book 175. - Strachan p. 337. - 1 of 100 Roman numb. copies of the de-luxe edition on exclusively made laid paper with watermark "Maillol - Gonin". Each front wrapper numbered by P. Gonin as well as inscribed and signed, woodcuts in black and red and red chalk with black Maillol's monogram stamp. - "Maillol had been commissioned by Philippe Gonin to illustrate Virgil's Géorgiques .. which finally saw the light of day in two volumes in 1950. He designed more than a hundred woodcuts, including initial letters. In point of fact Count Kessler had intended the book to be a sequel to the Eclogues (1926) published in Germany, but it was finally left to Gonin to persuade Maillol to complete the illustrations which he had done by 1943 .. the majority of the woodcuts were 'executed by craftsmen after Maillol's drawings on the blocks, since at that time his eyes were not strong enough for the cutting'." (Strachan p. 92).

1 of 100 Roman numb. copies of the de-luxe edition on self-made laid paper with watermark "Maillol - Gonin". 2 suiten with each 122 orig. woodcuts in red chalk and black by A. Maillol on 72 ll each. Loose plates in illustrated orig. wrappers with orig. boards in orig. boards slipcase.

1013
Aristide Maillol
Suite des bois originaux. Um 1950. 2 Bde. in 1.
Estimate:
€ 2,000 / $ 2,200
Sold:
€ 2,760 / $ 3.036

(incl. 20% surcharge)