Nana. by ZOLA, Émile. Marcel VERTÈS, illustrator.

Nana. by ZOLA, Émile. Marcel VERTÈS, illustrator.
  • Another image of Nana. by ZOLA, Émile. Marcel VERTÈS, illustrator.
  • Another image of Nana. by ZOLA, Émile. Marcel VERTÈS, illustrator.

~ Nana. Paris [Argenteuil: Coulouma for] Javal et Bourdeaux 1933.

Large 4to (325 × 255 mm), pp. [6], 436, [4], plus 30 etched plates by Vertès, all crayon-coloured by hand, plus a complete suite in monochrome and one preliminary drawing, plus an additional suite of etched plates by William Ablett. Original wrappers in elaborate silk lined morocco box. Spine slightly creased, one clasp to the box broken, but otherwise fine. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

ONE OF SIXTY COPIES ONLY (all on japon) with all the Vertès plates coloured (by crayon), presumably by the artist, a preliminary drawing and two additional suites (one by William Ablett). Part of Javal et Bourdeaux’s lavish Rougon-Macquart series (which also included L’Assommoir, Germinal and La Terre). Carteret IV, p. 412 [giving a date of 1928, presumably an error, since the Bn catalogue gives 1933]: ‘Édition très recherchée et fort cotée.’

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