29 October 2013
REDON, Odilon (1840-1916), illustrator. -- MELLERIO, André (1862-1943). Le Mouvement Idéliste en Peinture. Paris: H. Floury, 1896.
8o (193 x 142 mm). Lithographic frontispiece BY ODILON REDON, 27 in-text head-pieces, 8pp. advertisements. (Browning, a few leaves dampstained.) Original printer wrappers by Henry Nocq (hinge splitting). Provenance: Acquired from LeComte, 1952.
LIMITED EDITION, one of 310 unnumbered copies printed by Blanchard, Paris for the Petite Bibliothque d'Art Moderne series. André Mellerio also published a catalog of Redon's etchings and lithographs in 1913 which helped solidify his popularity. RARE: According to American Book Prices Current, only one copy of this work has sold at auction in the last 30 years: Swann Galleries, 30 September 2004, lot 229.
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