Book Description

Limited edition. Engraved frontispiece by the sculptor Henry Moore, and illustrated with ten etchings by Michel Potier (one double-page). Limited to 165 copies of which 35 hors-commerce copies were printed numbered I-XXXV for artists and colaborators. This is one of the hors-commerce copies, numbered XX and stated to have been printed for W. J. Strachan. 19 loose sections (the first and last blank, the remainder lettered A – Q) housed within captioned & patterned card covers, all within paper-covered boards and matching slipcase. Text in French. The frontispiece in this copy is inscribed and signed by Henry Moore “For Walter/ from Henry. Much Hadham Nov. 23rd/1968” In addition the half-title section is signed in pencil by Michel Potier above the copy number. Beautifully preserved, clean and bright throughout with just some very mild rubbing to the corners of the slipcase.
Dealer Notes
Walter J. Strachan (1903-1994), poet, translator and champion of the arts. Strachan taught at Bishop's Stortford College and was the author of numerous works, including A Relationship with Henry Moore 1942-1976 [Elliott Group, 1988]; Towards Sculpture: Drawings and Maquettes from Rodin to Oldenburg [Thames & Hudson, 1976]; Apollinaire to Aragon: Thirty Modern French Poets [Methuen, 1948]. Much of his personal collection went to the Tate, the V&A and the Taylor Institution, as well as forming the basis of The Walter Strachan Collection, University of Manchester Library.
Author ALLAIS, Alphonse
Date 1968
Binding Paper covered boards/Slipcase
Publisher Les Impenitents
Illustrator Henry Moore and Michel Potier
Condition F

Price: £700.00

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