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La Conque Miraculeuse. Compositions par Albert Gleizes, Gravées sur Bois par Antoine-Pierre Gallien

Gleizes, Albert. Mercereau, Alexandre

Paris. Collection d'Art La Cible /Jacques Povolozky et Cie. 1922
Albert Gleizes illustrating Mercereau's tale 'La Conque Miraculeuse'.

This is copy number 254 from the unspecified edition.

The combination of the bold typeface and monochromatic woodcuts, many of which are full page, makes for a striking publication.

'An example of Gleizes' early style; the drawings for this book were made in 1910 but not cut on the blocks until 1921.' (The Artist and the Book).

[The Artist and the Book 123].
[46 unnumbered leaves + inserted leaf with list of works by Mercereau]. Small folio. (334 x 257 mm). Printed pictorial title matching the wrapper (with different text), copy number with vignette verso, half-title and Mercereau's text with 24 monochrome wood-engravings executed by Gallien after compositions by Albert Gleizes, 22 full-page (three including the colophon and achevé d'imprimer also with text), opening 8-line initial and vignette to final copyright page (28 in total including those for the wrappers); also included, inserted loose, is an additional page with a list of works by Mercereau. Original publisher's printed wrappers, with titles in black and vignette illustration to front cover, vignette to rear.