MODERN ARTIST BOOKS. A collection of seven modern artist books:

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MODERN ARTIST BOOKS.
A collection of seven modern artist books:

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MODERN ARTIST BOOKS.
A collection of seven modern artist books:
1. ROSTAND, EDMUND. Chantecler. Paris: Charpentier & Fasquelle, 1910. Contemporary pictorially stamped linen, blind-embossed limp leather cover designed by Rene Lalique bound in. Some browning.
2. VERLAINE, PAUL. Dans les Limbes. Paris: Albert Messein, 1924. Pochoir illustrations in text. Contemporary three-quarter calf and painted boards by René Kieffer, publisher's wrappers bound in. Lightly rubbed, minor spotting and toning. Number 257 of an edition of 550.
3. MONTHERLANT, HENRY DE. La Reléve du Matin. Paris: L'Arbre, [1928]. Illustrations by Robert Delaunay. Publisher's printed wrappers, edges uncut, later cloth chemise and slipcase. Wear and chipping to wrapper, last few gatherings detached from spine. Number 476 of a total edition of 545.
4. VOLTAIRE, FRANCOIS-MARIE AROUET. Kandide, oder die beste Welt. Munich: Kurt Wolff, 1920. 26 engraved headers by Paul Klee. Contemporary quarter vellum and boards stamped in gilt, later cloth-covered clamshell box. Soiling to binding, scratch across upper cover, toning.
5. VERHAEREN, ÉMILE. La guirlande des dunes. Paris: L'Édition d'Art H. Piazza, [1927]. Illustrations by H. Cassier. Later blind-stamped morocco by René Aussourd, ruled in gilt, silk doublures, top edge gilt, slipcase. Joints tender, minor spotting, bookplate on front flyleaf. Number 941 of an edition of 1,100.
6. BELEN (NELLY KAPLAN). Le reservoir des sens. Paris: La Jeune Parque, 1966. Eau-forte print signed by André Masson bound at front, black and white illustrations in text. Publisher's wrappers, edges uncut. Toning. Number XCIV of an edition of 100.
7. KANDINSKY, WASSILY. The Art of Spiritual Harmony. London: Constable and Company, 1914. Contemporary boards, clipped paper lettering piece on spine. Chipped at corners, crude tape repair to spine, toning.
8. MERIMÉE, PROSPER. Carmen. Paris: L'Édition d'Art, 1948. Color lithographic illustrations by Umberto Brunelleschi. Publisher's pictorial wrappers, custom clamshell box. Slight chipping to corners, toning. Number 3307 of an unspecified limitation.
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