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Sale: 359 / Rare Books including Marine Art, Nov. 16./17. 2009 in Hamburg Lot 95

 
Lucile Passavant - Les Bucoliques. 1951

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Passavant. - Vergilius Maro, P., Les Bucoliques. Texte latin et version française de l'Abbé Delille. With 80 orig. woodcuts by L. Passavant. Paris, Ph. Gonin 1951. Loose layers in orig. wrappers and orig. half vellum boards with black lettering and orig. boards slipcase. 4to.
Monod 11328. - Strachan p. 339. - Bénézit VIII, 152. - 1 of 200 numb. copies, monogrammed by the artist in publisher's imprint. - Lucile Passavant (born in 1910) was a student of A. Maillol; the fine woodcuts in this work are made in his fashion. - Very nice, broad-margined press print on light creme laid paper with a mermaid watermark, made in the printshop of Dumoulin under supervision of Ph. Gonin. - Boards and slipcase slightly stained, the actual book, however, is clean and well-preserved.
"One cannot consider books illustrated by wood engraving in these years without mention of a sculptur - a pupil of Maillol, who held her work in high esteem - Lucile Passavant. She also received much encouragement from the connoisseur Count Kessler which led to her individual exhibition at the Galerie Jeanne Castel in 1945 ... Her eighty woodcuts to Virgi's Bucoliques (1951) are individual, despite occasional echoes of Maillol. She is particularly successfull in her aninmal studies (goats, geese, sheep), executed with the sensitive lines characteristic of her technique, and in the many idyllic scenes (151) attractively and healthily erotic as in the Leda subjects." (Strachan p. 128)
1 of 200 numb. copies, monogrammed by the artist in publisher's imprint, with 80 orig. woodcuts by L. Passavant, who was a student of A. Maillol and made the fine woodcuts in his fashion. Loose layers in orig. wrappers and orig. half vellum boards with black lettering and orig. boards slipcase. Very nice, broad-margined press print on light creme laid paper with a mermaid watermark. - Boards and slipcase slightly stained, the actual book, however, is clean and well-preserved.

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Lucile Passavant
Les Bucoliques. 1951
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,150
Sold:
€ 1,020 / $ 1.173

(incl. 20% surcharge)
 


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