VERTES, MARCEL. 1895-1961. AYME, MARCEL. Images de l'Amour. Paris: Georges Guillot, [1957 (dated on limitation leaf)].

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Lot 82
VERTES, MARCEL. 1895-1961.
AYME, MARCEL.
Images de l'Amour. Paris: Georges Guillot, [1957 (dated on limitation leaf)].

US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£ 910 - 1,400
VERTES, MARCEL. 1895-1961.
AYME, MARCEL. Images de l'Amour. Paris: Georges Guillot, [1957 (dated on limitation leaf)].
4to. One of 15 copies on Japon Nacre, half title signed by Vertes and Ayme, 16 color lithographed plates and head-pieces by Vertes, with the original watercolor of a naked bather in a wood (one of the illustrations) signed by Vertes; and with the two extra suites, each of the 16 images, on both Hollande and Japon Ancienne, and with the 7 progressive proof states of the frontispiece, color by color. The book and the extra suites all loose as issued in original lettered wrappers, contained in the original publisher's chemise and slipcase, the spine of chemise titled in gilt.

A special copy and one of the most desirable forms of this delightfully erotic Livres d'Artiste. This is copy number 6 of the 15 examples on Japon Nacre, each with an original watercolor and desired suites of plates. The limitation leaf describes the limitation complexity of the work, with a unique copy number 1 with 3 watercolors and extra suites, then 15 copies (2-16) on Japon Nacre, with one original watercolor, and the extra suites and the proofs of one plate, and 34 examples on Velin de Rives (17-50), and 140 copies on Grand Velin de Rives (51-190), and with a further 25 copies destined as presents from the artist, making a total limitation of 215 copies.
Marcel Vertes moved from his native Hungary to Paris during the first World War, and established himself as a fine artist and costume designer, in the Latin Quarter of Paris. He moved between New York and Paris, and his most active years were 1933-55.
Contacts
VERTES, MARCEL. 1895-1961. AYME, MARCEL. Images de l'Amour. Paris: Georges Guillot, [1957 (dated on limitation leaf)].
VERTES, MARCEL. 1895-1961. AYME, MARCEL. Images de l'Amour. Paris: Georges Guillot, [1957 (dated on limitation leaf)].
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