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Paul CLAUDEL Sainte Geneviève


Sainte Geneviève

Chinchiocha, Tokyo 1923, 14x33cm, en feuilles se dépliant en accordéon sous ais de kiri et chemise de percaline.

First edition, one of 1,000 numbered copies on special so-called “Hôcho” paper, the only printing with 12 grand luxe copies and 6 hors commerce.
With fourteen drawings to text by Audrey Parr, wood engraved by Bonotsu Igami, “in the Japanese way”, as well as a scene in colors by Keisen Tomita (to verso), engraved by Bonkotsu Igami, a facsimile of an autograph poem, and a title page drawn by Noémi Pernessin.
A fine and rare copy with no spotting, the spine of the blue cloth chemise very lightly soiled.


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