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La Gravure sur Cuivre. Estampes gravées par Robert Cami, Rene Cottet, Albert Decaris, Robert Jeannisson, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, and Paul Lemagny.
Angers: Editions Jacques-Petit, 1945.
WITH ONE OF KIYOSHI HASEGAWA’S MOST IMPORTANT PRINTS.
12 pp. plus 6 loose engravings.
A monograph on engraving followed by short biographies of each of the six artists, accompanied by a suite of six large engravings, one each by Cami, Cottet, Decaris, Jeannisson, Hasegawa, and Lemagny.
From a total edition of 320 copies, all printed on fine Marais wove paper. Hasegawa’s engraving, “Anémonés et fleurs de champs dans un verre a facettes” (Kyoto 368, also known as “Bouquet sur fond de dentelle”), is considered one of his masterpieces.
Folio (38 x 28 cm). Loose as issued.
Missing title-page and justification, but with complete text and all prints. The Cami and Jeannisson prints have a bit of mat burn on the recto and the Lemagny a bit on the verso. The other three prints, including the Hasegawa, are FINE AND BRIGHT.