The Artist & The Book 302; Chapon, p. 278; Skira 338; Adhémar 240-250; Adriani 213-223; Rauch 16; Stern 108; Strachan, p. 34.
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Au pied du Sinaï.
Henri Floury, Paris, 1898. ONE OF THE FIRST AND ONE OF THE GREATEST MODERN ILLUSTRATED BOOKS, WITH 20 ORIGINAL FULL-PAGE HORS-TEXTE LITHOGRAPHS BY HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC. First edition of the text by Georges Clemenceau about the condition of Jews in Poland. Illustrated with 10 lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec printed in black on Arches wove paper, with an additional suite printed in various tones on Chinese paper. The wraps, furthermore, are an original color lithograph: the front cover shows Moses receiving the Ten Commandments; the back cover shows the Golden Calf deposed from its pedestal (and is colored with gold ink). From a total edition of 380 numbered copies, this is one of 355 on fine Arches wove paper. 4to. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND BY MERCHER (fils) IN A PERFECTLY CONCEIVED AND EXECUTED MODERN BINDING: morocco spine lettered direct with plexiglass covers revealing the color lithographs on the wraps. Fine matching morocco- and fleece-lined slipcase. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. FINE AND BRIGHT, AS NEW WITH ABSOLUTELY NO DEFECTS INSIDE OR OUT.
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