29 October 2013
MAILLOL, Aristide, illustrator -- VIRGIL, Publius Virgilius Maro (70-19 B.C.). The Eclogues of Vergil in the original Latin with an English prose translation by J.H. Mason & with illustrations. London: Emery Walker Ltd, for Cranach Press, 1927.
2o (330 x 255 mm). Woodcut initials, 43 woodcuts by Maillol in text. Grey cloth-backed boards. Provenance: acquired from Zucher, 1977.
LIMITED EDITION, number 48 of 225 copies printed on hand-made paper. The English edition of the Eclogues was commissioned by Count Harry Kessler, and admirer and patron of Maillol. Maillol "designed and cut on wood the forty-three illustrations, during the years 1912-1914 and in 1925, at Banyuls in the Pyrenees." A German edition was published at Weimar in 1925. From Manet to Hockney 128.
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