Lot 243: (VUILLARD, ÉDOUARD.) Laroche, Henry Jean. Cuisine: Recueil de 117 Recettes.
December 1, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (VUILLARD, ÉDOUARD.) Laroche, Henry Jean. Cuisine: Recueil de 117 Recettes. 6 lithographs by Vuillard, 6 etchings by André Dunoyer de Segonzac, and 6 etchings by André Villeboeuf, celebrating the foods and cuisines of the world. Text in black with initials in color, printed on variously colored papers. 343x260 mm; 13 1/2x10 1/4 inches. Small folio, publisher''s original buff wrappers, moderately soiled; internally clean and plates bright. Paris: Arts & Métiers Graphiques, (1935)
out-of-series copy on arches marked "exemplaire spécimen d''imprimeur," signed by the printer, chardon, and inscribed to a friend in July 1950. From a total edition of 170. "Of the less than a dozen lithographs Vuillard produced between 1900 and 1940, six are contained in this cookbook by his friend Laroche. The Château de Clayes, which belonged to Jos Hessel, for many years Vuillard''s dealer, served as background for the lithographs, characteristic of Vuillard''s intimate style"--The Artist and the Book 318; L''Oeuvre gravé de Vuillard 54-59; Monod 6863.