18 November 2014
[BECAT, Paul-Émile (1885-1960).] 8 Images avec leur texte. Paris: [For the artist] 1932.
Folio (283 x 229 mm). Text engraved throughout. Eight hand-coloured etchings by Becat. (Some margins lightly yellowed and with occasional light spotting or light soiling.) In sheets as issued in the original wrappers, front cover with an etched title and vignette, colophon printed on the inside front cover (edges with light wear and yellowed, short tears at the folds).
FIRST EDITION, WITH EIGHT SPLENDID, FINELY HAND-COLOURED ETCHINGS BY BECAT. One of 99 copies only, this one number 72. Extra-illustrated with four monochrome prints from the same series, each signed ‘Paul Emile’ in pencil in the margin. RARE: not in WorldCat; AE lists only one complete copy: the Nordmann copy, and Artnet adds only one more: the Leonhardt copy. Dutel 1722.
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Please note that, in the printed catalogue, lot 29 is illustrated by the second image on the page.
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