Lot 47
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Result : 5 055EUR
L'Effort. The Madonna. Antichrist. Immortality. The End of the World. Paris, Les Bibliophiles contemporains, 1894. In-4, mustard morocco, on the first cover the title spread over a branch of chestnut tree with leaves and fruit in a frame drawn by cold filets, spine decorated with the mosaic title, inner garland of leaves on three sides, gilt edges, cover and spine, case (P. Ruban, 1907). This work, a perfect example of Art Nouveau, is illustrated on each page with a color composition organized around the text. Each of the four stories is illustrated by a different artist using a particular technique: 18 original color lithographs by Alexandre Lunois for La Madone, 38 line-engraved and watercolored compositions by Eugène Courboin for L'Antéchrist, 33 compositions by Carloz Schwabe for L'Immortalité, including 10 in black engraved by Auguste Massé and 23 large watercolored floral frames, and 46 symbolist drawings by Alexandre Séon for La Fin du monde. The magnificent cover, illustrated on both sides, is signed by Léon Rudnicki. Edition of 180 copies on vellum, this one not numbered. Beautiful binding by Pétrus Ruban. Spine slightly darkened.
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