Exquisite Colour Lithographs By Marie Laurencin

Mansfield, Katherine

The Garden Party And Other Stories (Illustrated And Signed By Marie Laurencin)

Published: 1939. The Verona Press


The First special illustrated printing published by London, Verona Press in 1939. Octavo.Original full green morocco, one red label with gilt titles to spine, raised bands, black stamped rule to boards, top edge gilt. 'Publisher's Note' leaf tipped in following the title page as issued.Housed in a custom solander box.The BOOK is in Very Good++ condition.A little light rubbing to the boards, very minor foxing to fore edge and some margins, otherwise in very good condition. Spine labelling colour is mildly faded with one small dark mark to the spine label.Gilt titling remains bright. Raised bands are a little age darkened.Spine has a hint of fading but negligible.With 16 exquisite colour lithographs by Marie Laurencin.A Limited Edition of 1200 numbered copies of which numbers 1-30 were SIGNED - this one being no. 5 and signed on the limitation page by Marie Laurencin. She has also SIGNED again at the bottom of the Colophon Page. This edition was designed by Hans Mardersteig and printed at the Officina Bodini on handmade paper. Though printed in 1939, the Second World War delayed publication until 1947.The illustrations are in Marie Laurencin's typical pastel style.Laurencin was born in Paris, and at the age of 18, she studied porcelain painting in Sèvres. She then returned to Paris and continued her art education at the Académie Humbert, where she changed her focus to oil painting. During the early years of the 20th century, Laurencin was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde. A member of both the circle of Pablo Picasso, and Cubists associated with the Section d'Or, such as Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri le Fauconnier and Francis Picabia, exhibiting with them at the Salon des Indépendants (1910-1911) and the Salon d'Automne (1911-1912).She became romantically involved with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, and has often been identified as his muse. On the one hundredth anniversary of Laurencin's birth, the Musée Marie Laurencin opened in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.The museum is home to more than 500 of her works and an archive.A very scarce title with such attributes.Collectible.

Laurencin, Marie

Very Good++

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