Sims Reed Rare Books×

Croquis Parisiens. Eaux-Fortes de Forain & Raffaelli

Forain And Raffaelli. Huysmans, J. K

Paris. Henri Vaton, Libraire-Editeur. 1880
A good copy of Croquis Parisiens with two signed etchings, the plates in numerous states and with a leaf of manuscript.

From the edition limited to 545 copies, this unnumbered copy on laid paper (Arches?) with the plates in three or four states including two signed plates.

This copy with the original etchings by Forain and Raffaelli present in four states (frontispiece and one plate, each with one plate inscribed '1er épreuve' and signed by Forain in pencil) or three states (the remaining plates) including two planches refusées by Forain - a variant of the plate for 'Les Folies Bergères' and one for the chapter 'Un Café' - not included in normal copies.

Also included tipped-in to the front wrapper is a leaf of manuscript titled 'Adrien Brasser' at the head of the leaf beneath the inscription 'à M. C. C. Huÿsmans - peintre', the verso with the complete text of pp. 83 / 84 'Ritournelle'.

'These early etchings of Forain, though somewhat hasty in execution, have a freshness of approach and a spontaneity unusual in illustrations of this date'. (The Artist and the Book).

[The Artist and the Book 108].
pp. 108. 8vo. (225 x 165 mm). Printed title in red and black and Huysmans text illustrated with 8 original etchings and two planches refusées each in three or four states, initials and head-pieces in red throughout. Contemporary purple morocco-backed marbled boards, banded spine with gilt title in six compartments, marbled endpapers, original wrappers with printed titles in red and black preserved, t.e.g.

Other Items

Histoire des Quatre Fils Aymon -...
Grasset's finest illustrated book and one of the icons of Art Nouveau in a cuir ciselé binding by Marius Michel.
Grasset, EugèneHistoire des Quatre Fils...1883
Chansons de la Fleur de Lys
Théodore Botrel's 'Chansons de la Fleur de Lys' illustrated with colour lithographs by Hervé Vincent.
Vincent, E. Hervé. Botrel, ThéodoreChansons de la Fleur...1899
La Legende des Sexes. Poëmes Hystériques...
A unique copy of La Legende des Sexes augmented with erotic drawings by Alméry Lobel-Riche.
Lobel-riche, Alméry. Le Sire de Chambley (Pseud. of Edmond Haraucourt)La Legende des Sexes...1893
Le Procurateur de Judée
Grasset's scarce 'Le Procurateur de Judée' in the original wrappers.
Grasset, Eugène. France, AnatoleLe Procurateur de Judée1902
Cours de danse. Fin de siècle...
The large paper issue of Legrand's 'Cours de Danse' with the extra suite.
Legrand, LouisCours de danse. Fin...1892
Notre Ami Pierrot. Une Douzaine de...
Louis Morin illustrating Jérôme Doucet.
Morin, Louis. Doucet, JérômeNotre Ami Pierrot. Une...c.1900
Poèmes à l'Eau-forte
A beautiful copy with the additional suite in a contemporary binding by Noulhac.
Legrand, LouisPoèmes à l'Eau-forte1914
Les Masques et les Personnages de...
The most spectacular of the books illustrated by the painter and stage designer, Umberto Brunelleschi, and a beautiful example of Art Deco pochoir production.
Brunelleschi, Umberto. Houville, Gérard d'Les Masques et les...1914
Aphrodite. Moeurs antiques. Compositions de George...
An excellent example of Barbier's 'Aphrodite' with a signed gouache, two pairs of suites and further unique material.
Barbier / LepapeAphrodite. Moeurs antiques. Compositions...1954
A good copy of Octave Uzanne's anecdotal history of the fan with a signed portrait of Uzanne and retaining the beautiful original wrappers.
Avril, Paul. Uzanne, OctaveL'Eventail1882