Article number: 301133
Paris, Maeght editeur, 1950. 23,5 x 34 cms. With 5 original etchings by Braque.
No 75 of 100 copies, printed on papier d’Auvergne, and with colophon signed in pencil by the artist: ”G Braque”.
Entirely uncut, and loosely housed in publisher’s vellum with title calligraphed to front cover. Very fine. In a slip-case.
Provenance: Swedish collector of illustrated books, Georg Svensson (1904-1998), and presented by him to his friend and colleague, Swedish art collector and publisher Gerard Bonnier (1917-1987). With engraved bookplate of Gerard Bonnier.
While in the possession of Georg Svensson this copy was exhibited in 1980 at the Royal Library, Stockholm, ”Hundra illustrerade böcker ur en privatsamling” (A Hundred Illustrated Books from a Private Collection), no 37 in the printed catalogue.
Dora Vallier, Braque, 63. The Artist & the Book, 36. Castleman, Century of Artists Books, s. 116.
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