Lot 10208
December Auction Online including Books & Prints | 20 december 2020
[DONGEN, KEES VAN (1877-1968)] – MONTHERLANT, H. DE. Les Lépreuses [..] avec des lithographies de Van Dongen.

[Paris], NRF, [1947], 260,[2 blank],[1] pp. With 25 COL. LITHOGRAPHS in text (incl. 1 full-p.) by KEES VAN DONGEN. Small folio (ca. 33,5 x 25,5 cm.), loose as issued (in fascicles) in orig. pictorial wrappers (front-cover with COL. LITHOGRAPH by KEES VAN DONGEN), in the orig. cardboard chemise & slipcase.

¶ Printed in 390 copies (text by “Jourde et Allard” (Paris), the lithographs by “Mourlot Frères” & Lucien Détruit” in Paris). One of 354 Arabic numb. copies printed on “vélin de Rives B.F.K.”. Beautiful example of a “livre d’artiste” (artist’s book) comprising a re-edition of a novel (forming the final part of the cycle “Les jeunes filles”, first published in 1939) by the French author Henry de Montherlant (1896-1972) illustrated with 26 ORIGINAL COL. LITHOGRAPHS (25 in text & 1 on front-wrapper) by the Dutch artist KEES VAN DONGEN (1877-1968). ¶ A few minor imperfections (chemise & slipcase sl. rubbed/ worn along extremities, front-wrapper sl. discol. (due to off-setting), spine-ends of wrappers sl. torn), but nevertheless in good condition.

€ 800,00
€ 1.200,00
€ 800,00

Hamerprijs: € 800