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Paul VERLAINE Sagesse


Maurice DENIS


Ambroise Vollard, Paris 1911, 22,5x29cm, relié sous étui.

Ambroise Vollard | Paris 1911 | 22.5 x 29 cm | morocco with slipcase
Illustrated edition with 95 original compositions (borders, title headers and tail-pieces) of which 72 are in color by Maurice Denis, one of 210 numbered copies on Holland.
Bound in strips of half caramel morocco, spine decorated with wavy arabesques bordered with grey fillets and mosaics of pieces of Havana brown, autumn leaf color, brown and cream morocco, gilt name of the illustrator at the foot, grey fillets framing the marbled paper boards, pastedowns in brown paper, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt, slipcase edged in caramel morocco, marbled paper boards, beige felt interior, binding signed Miguet.
Very handsome copy of this important artist’s book particularly representative of Maurice Denis' Nabi period, «that where the freshness of invention unites with a symbolist workmanship to give a pure note of its own» (cf François Chapon, Le Peintre et le Livre, 1870-1970, pp. 68-72.)
Maurice Denis’s signature on the print details page with this note «Copy of M. J. Guiffrey.»
Art historian, Jules Guiffrey was the manager of Gobelins and the founder of the Société de l’histoire de l’art français (French art history society).
Endpapers very lightly and partially shaded.
Beautiful copy of this important artist’s book set in an elegant mosaic binding by Miguet.


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