19 December 2002
KROL, Abram, illustrator. Bestiaire. Foreword by Barthélemy de Glanvil. Paris, 1955.
4o (317 x 250 mm). Loose in sheets as issued. 3 suites of 15 full-page copper engravings each, including those on Japon nacré and in two colors, woodcut initials and decorations also by Krol. Original printed wrapper; glassine dust jacket; decorated linen wrapper; linen slipcase (some very light darkening to linen).
LIMITED EDITION, letter I of 15 copies with an original drawing and two extra suites, from an edition of 165, SIGNED by the artist.
[Laid in]: The ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING for Hibou, plate 9 of this edition, depicting a perched owl. Signed "Krol" and lettered "I" (small stains in blank corners from detached tape).
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