Le Crépuscule des nymphes. by LOUŸS, Pierre. Pierre BONNARD, illustrator.

Le Crépuscule des nymphes. by LOUŸS, Pierre. Pierre BONNARD, illustrator.

~ Le Crépuscule des nymphes. Paris: [Fequet et Baudier] for Pierre Tisné, 1946.

Folio (321 × 252 mm), pp. 98, [12], pp. 53-54 missed in pagination, but complete, 6 lithograph plates plus smaller illustrations within the text (24 illustrations in all). Uncut in original wrappers. Original folding case (joints split). Short closed tear to foot of cover, otherwise fine. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

FIRST EDITION of Bonnard’s last artist’s book, displaying his characteristic dreamlike style with its elusive depiction of the naked human form. Number 58 of 100 on vélin du Marais (after 20 copies marked I to XX, total edition 120). Carteret IV, 252: ‘Belle publication, bien accueillie par les fervents de l’artiste; elle est recherchée et cotée’.

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