DUVERNOIS, Henri. Guy DOLLIAN, illustrator. ~ Morte la Bète... La Fugue — Un Soir de pluie... ouvrage inédit. Paris: Fayard, Le Livre de Demain, .
4to (230 × 170 mm), pp. 125, , numerous illustrations after woodcuts by Dollian, plus a suite of 31 original woodcuts on chine, numbered and initialled by the artist. Some foxing to extreme margins in text. Original yellow decorative wrappers and wrappers to the suites preserved, in contemporary marbled boards with orange morocco geometric onlays. Occasional peeling to the onlays and some minor rubbing but very good overall.
First edition of these three novellas, number 2 of 15 copies with the suite of original woodcuts, initialled by Dollian.
Fayard’s Livres de demain brought examples of the current revival in woodcut and wood engraving to a wide audience at a reasonable price. Accordingly, the illustrations of the regular volumes were printed in large numbers from phototype metal blocks made from the prints, with just 15 copies of each (as here) presented with an additional suite of the original woodcuts specially printed on fine paper.