BLOCH, Jean-Richard. Marie LAURENCIN, illustrator. ~ Dix Filles dans un pré. Paris: [Argenteuil: R. Couloma] au Sans pareil, 1926.
8vo (190 × 140 mm), pp. 111, , plus 4 etched plates and an additional suite. Uncut in original printed wrappers, marbled chemise. Slight tearing to spine of chemise, original wrappers also slightly faded. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
FIRST EDITION. Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) had studied at the Académie Humbert, was a member of the Picasso circle, and associated with the Section d’Or collective of artists and poets identified with Cubism and Orphism. As one of the few female Cubist painters, she had a unique approach to abstraction and often focussed on the representation of women, her use of curved forms and pastel colours creating a distinctive feminine aesthetic. This is one of 35 copies on japon imperial with a suite, (there were a further 20 on vélin de cuve with a double suite, 60 on hollande Van Gelder with a suite, 80 on hollande Van Gelder and 800 on vélin d’Annonay. Total edition 995).