London, South Kensington
19 March 2008
VERLAINE, Paul (1844-96). Quinze Jours en Hollande. Lettres à un Ami. The Hague: Maison Blok, [c.1897]. 4° (215 x 170mm). Half title, etched portrait of the author by Philippe Zilcken (some staining mainly at margins of text). Later mustard-yellow morocco gilt by R. Laurent, top edges gilt, others uncut, slipcase, original pink wrappers bound in. WITH 10 ORIGINAL FULL-PAGE PEN, INK AND WASH DRAWINGS BY ARMAND APOL, EACH SIGNED, BOUND AT THE END AND 7 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS IN THE TEXT. Armand Adrien Marie Apol (1879-1950), Belgian artist, highly influenced by the Fauves. He was particularly renowned for his riverside and canal scenes. The book is indistinctly inscribed and signed by him and dated 5 April 1930. See Benezit.
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