Au pied du Sinaï By

Available at Sylvan Cole Gallery

  • Date: 1898
  • Type: Prints
  • Edition size: 380
  • Sheet size: 25 x 20
  • Condition: pristine
  • Signature: unsigned
  • Price: Price on Application
  • Description

Georges Clemenceau. 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.