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Title: Contes et Nouvelles de La Fontaine, illustrations en couleurs de Brunelleschi. (set of 2) Paris, Gibert Jeune Librairie d'Amateurs, n. d. [1937].
Description: Two imitation vellum hardcover's with decorated spine and modern marbled strips on the front and back. The work consists of 2 volumes in a slipcase. Copy 2284 of 3000 limited editions. The books are in good condition, the slipcase is slightly damaged. 20 x 26,5 cm, vol. 1. [20] 1-165 [12] pp. vol. 2. [14] 1-234 [12] pp. Illustrated with full-page erotic prints by Brunelleschi; vol. 1: 16 coloured photogravures and 35 drawings in black. Vol. 2: 16 coloured photogravures and 42 drawings in black. The Italian illustrator and costume designer Umberto Brunelleschi (1879-1949) became very popular in early twentieth century Paris. His artwork was mainly drawn in the style of his contemporary Kay Nielsen (1886-1957), but for this erotic version of the tales of La Fontaine Brunelleschi chose a softer, baroque like style. B2315

Keywords: Erotica

Price: EUR 168.95 = appr. US$ 183.62 Seller: Antiquariaat Arine van der Steur
- Book number: 60513