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BARLOW, Francis. (Aesop). Behn, Aphra. Aesop's Fables with his Life: in English, French and Latin. Newly translated. Illustrated with one hundred and twelve sculptures. &c. London. H. Hills jun. for Francis Barlow. 1687.

Folio. (372 x 242 mm). [196 leaves; pp. (x), 40, (62), 40, 17, 2 - 221, (3)]. Collation: a2, B2-I2, K2-L2, B2-I2, K2-L2, B2-I2, K2-T2, V2, X2-Z2, Aa2-Ii2, Kk2-Tt2, Vv2, Xx2-Zz2, Aaa2-Iii2, Kkk2-Ppp2. Contents: Leaf with engraved title verso; title recto, verso blank; leaf with engraved arms of 'William, Earl of Devonshire' verso; a1 dedication leaf 'to the Right Honorable William, Earl of Devonshire'; a2 'to the Reader' recto, engraved frontispiece verso; page 1 (B1) - page 40 (L2) 'A Brief Prospect of the Life of Aesop'; 31 engraved plates by Francis Barlow printed recto only, including the "scandalous" plate; page 1 (B1) - page 40 (L2) 'la Vie d'Esope, Phrygien'; page 1 (B1) - page 17 (F1 recto) 'Aesopi, Philosophice Fabulantis, Vita'; page 2 (F2 verso) - page 222 (Ppp1 recto 'the Fables of Aesop', 'Fables d'Esope', 'Aesopi Fabulae' with 110 half-page vignette engravings by Francis Barlow with verses by Aphra Behn; Ppp1 verso - Ppp2 recto 'the Table'. Engraved title, printed title, engraving with the Devonshire arms, dedication leaf 'to the Right Honourable William of Devonshire', leaf 'to the Reader', engraved frontispiece and 31 engraved plates illustrating the 'Life of Aesop' and 110 half-page vignette engravings to the 'Fables'. Full contemporary black morocco by the 'Barlow's Aesop Binder', boards ruled in gilt to surround gilt tooled decorative panels with foliate decorative corner pieces, banded spine with elaborate decorative tooling and title 'BARLOWs AESOP' gilt, turn ins and board edges with gilt roll tool decoration, marbled endpapers, a.e.g.

Sachgebiete: Bibliophilie, Einbände, Fabeln, Illustrierte Bücher

40000,- EUR

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DERAIN, André. Apollinaire, Guillaume. L'Enchanteur Pourrissant. Paris. Henri Kahnweiler, Editeur. 1909.

Small folio. (274 x 206 mm). [42 leaves]. Half-title, printed title in red and black with the woodcut publisher's device by Derain for Kahnweiler and Apollinaire's text illustrated with 32 original woodcuts by Derain, 12 full page, as well as vignettes, initials, head- and tail-pieces, and Kahnweiler's device, final leaf with justification and achevé d'imprimer. Original publisher's vellum wrappers with Yapp edges.A beautiful copy, entirely unsophisticated, of the first edition of Guillaume Apollinaire's first book, the first book published by the legendary Kahnweiler and the first book with original prints by André Derain. From the edition limited to 106 numbered copies signed by Apollinaire and Derain, with this one of 75 on papier vergé fort à la forme des Papeteries d'Arches; 6 further copies were also printed, 4 'copies de chapelle' and 2 for the 'dépôt légal'. 'Because the woodcut imagery that Derain devised for Apollinaire's tale is derived from African carvings, it might be argued that this book marks the true origin of the modern artist's book. It shares with avant-garde painting of the time concerns about representation, but uses figurative imagery in full-page plates and figurative initials as decorations in a traditional manner. Nevertheless, the bold forms of black against white accentuate the revolutionary intent of Derain's illustrations.' (Riva Castleman). 'André Derain, qui était alors l'un des jeunes artistes exposés par Kahnweiler, conçut une illustration sur bois qu'il voulut la plus proche possible de la tradition des premiers livres imprimés, où cette illustration était une imagerie intégrée au texte. C'est pourquoi Apollinaire revendiqua plus tard avoir été l'un des initiateurs du simultanéisme, ayant cherché à 'habituer l'esprit à conçevoir un poème simultanément comme une scène de la vie'.' (Collection Daniel Filipacchi Première Partie, 2004). ''L'Enchanteur pourrissant' (1909) is a triple monument in the history of twentieth-century books: the first of thirty-six books published by Kahnweiler, the first book Guillaume Apollinaire published, and the first book with original illustrations by André Derain. Derain's large, bold, and intentionally rough-cut blocks announce the modern revival of woodcut illustration. Derain surely knew Picasso's 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' (1907), but the revolutionary intent of his woodcuts most likely derives from Gauguin's formative work in the medium as well as African sculpture. Derain also designed and cut the block for Kahnweiler's publisher's trademark, the letters HK between two scallop shells, which was used on the title pages of all subsequent publications.' (Donna Stein). [The Artist and the Book 78; Logan 14; Castleman 90; From Manet to Hockney 26 - second edition with reduced reproductions (1921)].

Sachgebiete: Kunstgeschichte, Illustrierte Bücher, Literatur ab ca. 1900, Moderne Kunst

45000,- EUR

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