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La Belle-Enfant ou l'Amour à Quarante Ans

Dufy, Raoul. Montfort, Eugène

Paris. Ambroise Vollard Editeur. 1930
A very good unsophisticated copy of 'La Belle-Enfant ou l'Amour à Quarante Ans' with Raoul Dufy's illustrations for Eugène Montfort's text.

From the edition limited to 390 numbered copies (including 15 exemplaires d'exposition and 35 hors commerce), with this one of 245 on vélin d'Arches.

'Commissioned by Vollard to provide illustrations for Montfort's work, Dufy made a number of preliminary studies in Marseilles, a centre from which he travelled to gather material for pictures of Société Mondaine, and the locale of Montfort's novel.' (From Manet to Hockney).

[The Artist & The Book 93; From Manet to Hockney 85].
Small folio. (335 x 258 mm). Illustrated half-title with Dufy's etching and justification verso, printed title with etched vignette recto and vignette verso and Chapitre Premier to Chapitre Quinzième of Montfort's text iIllustrated with ninety-four etchings, 16 full-page and hors-text, as well as text illustrations, vignettes and cul-de-lampes and the cover etching, all by Raoul Dufy, 'Tables' and final leaf with achevé d'imprimer Loose as issued in original publisher's pictorial cream printed wrappers with Dufy's etching to front cover.