La Légende Dorée
by Alexandre Lunois

Available at Sylvan Cole Gallery

  • Date: 1896
  • Type: Prints
  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Edition size: 210
  • Sheet Size: 31 x 24 cm
  • Reference: Ray 310
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Pristine
  • Price: Price on Application

Description — Click to read

Voragine, Jacobus de. La légende dorée. Paris: Librairie Artistique (G. Boudet), 1896. With 75 full-page original color lithographs by Lunois and 75 wood-engraved borders after drawings by Lunois. Signed below the justification by Lunois and Piazza. From a total edition of 210 numbered copies, this is one of 150 on specially-made wove paper, watermarked with the initials of the artist and the translator. One of the great fin-de-siècle illustrated books, and one of the first publications which can rightly be called a "livre d'artiste". Ray 310. Folio. Original wraps, in the original folder with a gilded embossed medallion. Entirely uncut and unopened. Wrappers slightly discolored by contact with folder (recently, both have been professionally deacidified). Internally perfect. An outstanding copy.

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