MOREAU-NÉLATON, Étienne, illustrator. ~ Les grands Saints des petits enfants: légendes en images. Paris: [Charles Verneau for] Léon Chailley, 1896.
Oblong folio (295 × 340 mm), pp. , plus lithograph title and 19 plates. Lightly browned. Original linen backed boards, title to upper cover. Some water splashes to foot of upper cover. Author’s inscription to title. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
First edition, inscribed by the artist to a young girl: ‘à ma chère amie Marguerite bien affectueusement. E. Moreau-Nélaton’. An unusual illustrated book of saints dedicated to his children, with plates in a distinctive gauzy style by painter, prodigious art collector and art historian, Moreau-Nélaton. His style was influenced by Édouard Manet and Berthe Morisot. OCLC lists the Bibliothèque nationale copy only.