Sainte Monique. by VOLLARD, Ambroise. Pierre BONNARD, illustrator.

Sainte Monique. by VOLLARD, Ambroise. Pierre BONNARD, illustrator.

~ Sainte Monique. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1930.

4to (330 × 253 mm), pp. [6], I-IX, [1], 222, [2], with illustrations throughout, plus 30 lithograph plates and 2 additional etched plates all by Bonnard. Uncut and loose in original wrappers, which are faded, split at spine and slightly frayed at the head. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

FIRST EDITION, copiously illustrated by Post-Impressionist Bonnard, being his last illustrated book. Number 174 of 257 copies on vélin d’Arches (total edition of 340 copies). An artist’s book both written and published by Vollard, the art dealer who provided exposure for artists such as Cezanne and Renoir. Carteret IV, 404, ‘Belle publication, très cotée’.

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