Lot n° 208
300 - 500
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Soulages, Gabriel - Ablett, W.- The Venetian... - Lot 208 - Crait + Müller
Soulages, Gabriel - Ablett, W.- The Venetian Idyll. S.l. Paris], Centraux Bibliophiles, 1935. In-4, full blue morocco with 4 nerves, counterplate decorated with a quadruple gilt fillet surrounding a thin band of havana morocco, first cover preserved, gilt head, lined case (Binding by J. Van West). Spine a little darkened. - 114 pp, [3 ff.], 3 full-page colour illustrations and 48 black vignettes, some enhanced with ochre. Edition at 130 numbered copies on Japon impérial (n° 60 printed for Daniel Zierer). It contains 2 original pencil drawings on linen paper, 2 additional engravings on Japon and a suite in black printed on Chine. Born in Paris, the painter, draughtsman and engraver William Ablett (1877-1936) studied and made his entire career in France. The illustration of this book is probably one of his very last works before his death in 1936, in a car accident.
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