Cain, Georges - Jouas, Charles - La Seine... - Lot 265 - Crait + Müller

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Cain, Georges - Jouas, Charles - La Seine... - Lot 265 - Crait + Müller
Cain, Georges - Jouas, Charles - La Seine du Point du Jour à Bercy. Paris, at the expense of two amateurs, 1927. In-4, full dark blue morocco Jansenist binding, spine gilt, author, title and illustrator, inside lined with navy blue glazed calf framed with a gilt fillet, blue moire endpapers, gilt edges, cover preserved. Half blue morocco flap folder lined with fawn suede, spine ribbed, titled as the book. Shaped case lined with taupe suede (H. Alix bookbinder) - A few minor pips at the beginning and end of the book - [2 ff.], 108, [5] pp. Illustrated with 43 etchings by Charles Jouas printed in black (1 frontispiece and 42 in-t). Printed at 130 copies on vellum of Rives with the watermark of the work "La Seine 1923", this one of the 60 with the etchings in the text (n° 75). Copy enriched with : 1/ - The suite of 43 etchings in proof of the 2nd state with remarks before the erasure of some parts of the illustration. This state gives a very different vision of the illustration, some plates being five times larger than in the final state. 2/ - One of the 22 suites of the 43 etchings in the definitive state without the text, numbered and signed (n°8/22). 3/ - Seven original drawings in two pencils signed by the artist. 4/ - The menu of the lunch of Tuesday June 7, 1927 given by the society of the Friends of the Book at the restaurant Larue, enriched with an etching by Charles Jouas. Bound in the following: 5/ - Beraldi, Henri. - An illustrator of Paris, Charles Jouas. [S.l., s.n.], 1927. In-4 - [4 ff]- printed at 50 copies, this one n° 36. Exceptional copy of this beautiful work on the crossing of the Seine in Paris by a curator of the Carnavalet museum. "Very beautiful and highly rated publication. One of the best illustrations by the artist" (Carteret, Le Trésor du bibliophile, livres illustrés modernes 1875-1945, IV, p. 86).
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