RODIN - MIRBEAU, Octave (preface).

Lot 20: The drawings of Auguste Rodin, a monumental editon (1897)

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

June 19, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: ART - RODIN - MIRBEAU, Octave (preface). Les Dessins de Auguste Rodin. 129 planches comprenant 142 planches reproduits en fac-simile par la Maison Goupil. Paris, Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyant & Cie, 1897. Folded sheets, loose as issued in the original cloth covered cardboard folder with ties. Number 115 of 125 copies, signed by the owner "Exemplaire de M" 'G. Treep 1953'. With a preface by Octave Mirbeau 'Hommage a Auguste Rodin' and a portrait of Rodin by Camille Claudel (2x, one on tissue guard), with two wood engravings by Léveillé. With 142 reproductions of drawings by Rodin, printed in facsimile on 129 sheets by Maison Goupil, with tissue guards, regrouped in three parts : L'Enfer (82 pl.), Les Limbes (31 pl.) and Études (16 pl.). Title page, a few other pages, some tissue papers and the edges waterstained, folder repaired and weak, ribbons damaged, else very good.
Dimensions: Image size c. 16 x 11 cm., Paper size 43 x 31.2 cm.
Artist or Maker: RODIN - MIRBEAU, Octave (preface).
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