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Lucien LAFORGE Contes des fées - Exemplaire de Paul Eluard enrichi de son ex-libris dessiné par Max Ernst

Lucien LAFORGE

Charles PERRAULT

Contes des fées - Exemplaire de Paul Eluard enrichi de son ex-libris dessiné par Max Ernst

A la sirène, Paris 1920, 24,8x24,5cm, relié.


Contes des fées - Paul Eluard's personal copy, with his ex-libris designed by Max Ernst

First printing of this abundantly illustrated edition of Perrault's tales, by Lucien Laforge with numerous vignettes in black, and 8 full-page color compositions, all framed in large medallions.
Contemporary Bradel binding with floral motifs enhanced in gilt, smooth spine, red morocco title label, pink endpapers and flyleaves with spots of silver, gilt and green paint, original wrappers preserved, bookplate “Après moi le sommeil” drawn by Max Ernst from the library of Paul Eluard on pastedown.
This collection includes: "La Belle au bois dormant" (Sleeping Beauty), "Le Petit Chaperon Rouge" (Little Red Riding Hood),  "Barbe Bleue" (Bluebeard), "Le Chat botté" (Puss in Boots), "Les fées" (The Fairy), "Cendrillon" (Cinderella), "Riquet à la houpe" (Riquet with the tuft), "Le Petit Poucet" (Little thumb).
Provenance: from the library of French poet Paul Eluard, with his pasted down bookplate “Après moi le sommeil” drawn by Max Ernst.


 

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