VERLAINE, PAUL. 1844-1896. LOBEL-RICHE, ALMÉRY, illustrator. 1877-1950. Parallèlement.  Paris: Paul Haasen, [1943].

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Lot 81
VERLAINE, PAUL. 1844-1896.
LOBEL-RICHE, ALMÉRY, illustrator. 1877-1950.
Parallèlement. Paris: Paul Haasen, [1943].

US$ 12,000 - 18,000
£ 9,100 - 14,000
VERLAINE, PAUL. 1844-1896.
LOBEL-RICHE, ALMÉRY, illustrator. 1877-1950. Parallèlement. Paris: Paul Haasen, [1943].
4to (320 x 245 mm). Original copper plate, original signed drawing, two additional suites of plates, extra-illustrated with 50 original drawings. Modern burgundy morocco by Gruel, blind-ruled and gilt decorations on covers in Art Deco style, upper cover mounted with inset original copper plate, gilt turn-ins, red watered silk doublures and endleaves, edges gilt, marbled paper slipcase. Wear to slipcase, upper joint starting.
Provenance: RB/BR (unidentified booklabel).

LIMITED EDITION, number 1 of 10 copies in this state, with a double suite of plates, one on Japan and one on Arches vellum, and an original copper plate, mounted here with 50 ORIGINAL SKETCHES bound at the back. First published in 1889, Parallèlement was conceived by Verlaine as a compilation of poetic works on the topics of Wisdom, Love and Happiness. They explore various aspects of sexuality, illustrated in this edition by Lobel-Riche's rich imagery.
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VERLAINE, PAUL. 1844-1896. LOBEL-RICHE, ALMÉRY, illustrator. 1877-1950. Parallèlement.  Paris: Paul Haasen, [1943].
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