“L’Âme eternelle.” 25 gravures. by AUDROUIN, André d’, illustrator.

“L’Âme eternelle.” 25 gravures. by AUDROUIN, André d’, illustrator.
  • Another image of “L’Âme eternelle.” 25 gravures. by AUDROUIN, André d’, illustrator.
  • Another image of “L’Âme eternelle.” 25 gravures. by AUDROUIN, André d’, illustrator.

~ “L’Âme eternelle.” 25 gravures. Paris: Picart, [n.d., c. 1910].

Folio (438 × 280 mm), 25 mounted engraved plates, loose in contemporary (?original) cloth backed portfolio, printed title pasted to upper cover, plate list pasted to inside front cover, with author’s inscription. Plates slightly cockled and discoloured where pasted to mounts, which are themselves slightly browned, ties partly defective. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

Sole edition, number 7 of 500 copies inscribed by the author, of this collection on the themes of youth, age, love and death by an otherwise almost unknown symbolist illustrator with a distinctive dark and angular style. The only text is a brief introduction by Fred Witmann: ‘Ame impatiente où brûle le désir créateur, André d’Audroin peintre des allégories symboliques et somptueuses, plâne au dessus des préjugés. Son œuvre “L’Ame Eternelle” chante dans une note passionnée ce qu'est “l’éternelle comédie humaine”. Personne, avant lui n’avait osé saisir ce flambeau, lui seul a su en saisir la flamme!’. Rare: no copy listed in OCLC or the CCFr.

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