Book Description

First French edition. Octavo. Publisher’s original plain white card boards with illustrated colour dustwrapper. Illustrated with 18 colour plates, 86 black and white plates and 15 in-text illustrations. 448pp. Printed card from the author and translator with manuscript ink greeting (”with affectionate greetings from the author and the translator”), plus original envelope addressed to Orovida Pissarro, loosely laid in. A very good copy, the binding square and firm. The contents with some light foxing to the endpapers and edges of the textblock, a small ink spot to the top edge of the textblock, and a minor crease to the blank corner of two text pages, are otherwise in very good order and clean throughout. The dustwrapper with some marking, a few small chips and tears to the spine panel and a little wear to the extremities.
Dealer Notes
The first French edition of the American art historian John Reward’s (1912-1994) comprehensive history of Post-Impressionism, translated from the English of the 1956 first edition by his wife Alice Rewald. The present copy was gifted by the Rewalds to the British artist Orovida Camille Pissarro (1893-1968), daughter and granddaughter respectively of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists Lucien Pissarro and Camille Pissarro, both of whom are discussed in the work.

A nice association copy.
Author REWALD, John; REWALD, Alice; [PISSARRO, Orovida]:
Date 1961
Publisher Paris: Éditions Albin Michel.

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