18 November 2014
LAPIN, J.B. de. Les Erreurs de l’amour. N.p. [but probably Prague]: n.p. [for the artist], n.d. [but c. 1925].
Folio (c.340 x c.250 mm). Without title, probably as issued. 18 etchings, printed in dark green, each captioned and signed in manuscript by the artist; extra-illustrated with an additional uncaptioned plate signed by Lapin. (Two plates with soiling in one margin.) Original coarse paper chemise with an inner chemise of decorative printed paper, title label with etched vignette and limitation on the front cover, metallic cloth ties (ties worn and unravelled, outer chemise fold strengthened at an early date and with some staining).
FIRST EDITION OF THESE ‘MAGNIFICENT ENGRAVINGS’ (Dutel). Lapin’s remarkable, expressionistic and often surreal etchings explore the outer ranges of unchecked lust, particularly sadism. Number five of an unspecified but small number of copies, this one extra-illustrated with an additional plate. WorldCat locates no copy in any institution. Dutel 1500.
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