Lot 69
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FOUJITA, Léonard Tsuguharu, and Albert FOURNIER Small trades & small earners. [Paris], Pierre de Tartas, Éditions Rombaldi, 1960. ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS WORKS ILLUSTRATED BY FOUJITA, OFFERING HIS VISION OF THE "SMALL TRADES" OF PARIS. COPY ON JAPON NACRÉ, WITH FOUJITA'S SELF-PORTRAIT PRINTED ON SILK FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION In-folio (380 x 280 mm). Preface by Maurice Genevoix. Study by Guy Dornand : "Foujita, Parisian of Tokyo". COLLATION : (2) ff, 119 pp, (2) ff. ISSUE : One of 40 copies on japon nacré, this one numbered 47, signed by Foujita, comprising a wood matrix, a suite on Arches, a color decomposition of one of the engravings, a black suite and a color silk ILLUSTRATION: 21 gouaches by Foujita, woodcut by Henri Renaud and printed in colors, including 1 self-portrait in frontispiece, 18 large in-text vignettes and 2 double-pages. CONTENTS required: - original woodblock print of the engraving "Merdeuse" (201 x 202 mm), blue cloth box - suite in colors of the 21 engravings on Arches vellum, blank paper folder - decomposition in colors of the etching "Concierge", 12 plates on pur fil du Marais, mute paper folder - suite in black of the 21 engravings on Rives B.F.K., blank paper folder - 1 color engraving printed on silk (out of the 2 announced), "Self-portrait of Foujita", framed under glass and matted (322 x 255 mm at sight), total dimensions of the frame : 470 x 385 mm IN LEAVES, cover illustrated with a small vignette by Foujita (repeated on the title page). Publisher's blue canvas box Without one of the two required silks. Slight wear to the corners of the slipcase. BIBLIOGRAPHY : L. Monod, Manuel de l'amateur de livres illustrés modernes, n° 4842 - S. Buisson, La Vie et l'oeuvre de Léonard-Tsuguharu Foujita, n° 60.109 Expert : Jean-Baptiste DE PROYART
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