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(DEGAS, EDGAR.) Valéry, Paul. Degas Danse Dessin. Color frontispiece and 25 copper plates, most of them in colors, by Maurice Potin after Edgar Degas, 330x254 mm; 13x10 inches; numerous illustrations in the text, and an engraved index of plates. 4to, publisher's printed wrappers; later custom slipcase, worn; book and contents fine. Ex-collection Janet Salz. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1936
number 102 of 305 copies on vélin de rives, from a total edition of 305. "A poetic, fragmentary image of the painter's personality and his art, and a kind of meditation on the creative process."--Exhibition catalogue, Musée d'Orsay 2017. "In order to reproduce these compositions of Degas, I had to find an artist capable of fathoming the sensitiveness of his drawing, the subtlety of his tone. I turned to Maurice Potin, who accomplished wonders He spared neither time nor trouble. To reproduce a certain monotype, even in black, as many as three copper plates had to be engraved"--Ambroise Vollard in Johnson S. 78.; Monod 10872; Johnson 43; Carteret 4, 385; Skira 57.