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Sale 2327 | Lot 32
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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Sale 2327 Lot 32
(BONNARD, PIERRE.) Longus. Les pastorales & ou Daphnis et Chloé. 156 lithographs by Bonnard, including head-and tailpieces and title-page vignette, printed by Auguste Clot. 292x242 mm; 11 1/2x9 1/2 inches, sheets. 4to, russet morocco by georges cretté, beautifully ornamented with large overall Greek key pattern of alternating gilt and black hatched fillets, partially repeated on spine; tan suede doublures and lining; all edges gilt, gatherings 6-8 slightly foxed; chemise and slipcase. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1902
Estimate $20,000 - 30,000
number 142 of 200 copies on specially watermarked van Gelder Holland from a total edition of 250. "Like Bonnard's earlier lithographs for Parallelement and Manet's Le Corbeau, these subtle plates had little appeal in 1902 for a public that preferred the sharply defined realism of the professional engraver. The edition of two hundred fifty was not exhausted for twenty years. Nevertheless, the book is today considered one of the finest of its period"--The Artist & the Book 28; Carteret 4:242; Ray, French 384.