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65/1275 Dénis M Thomas à Kempis
65/1275  Dénis  M    Thomas à Kempis
65/1275 [Dénis, M.]. Thomas à Kempis. L'imitation de Jésus-Christ. Traduction anonyme du XVIIe siècle. Paris, A. Vollard, 1903, XIV,456,(1)p., large number of woodcuts by MAURICE DENIS, printed in 400 numb. copies (280), 4to.

- A very fine copy.

= Monod 6262; Carteret IV, p.214: "l'Une des meilleures productions de Maurice Denis, bien inspiré en illustrant ce livre en noir." Copy bound in full darkblue mor. by NOULHAC, w. giltlettered ribbed spine, mor. doublure margins w. multiple gilt fillet lines, blue silk doublures and flyleaves, gilt boardedges, a.e.g., orig. wr., pres. (sl. dam.) slipcase; frontcover w. an inlay pictorial engraved and handcol. wooden panel by GUSTAVE GUÉTANT. Remarkable copy in a unique binding, with the following extras: an ORIGINAL CHARCOAL DESIGN DRAWING (for the print on p.220), a PROOF of a lithograph and a COLOUR WOODCUT (monogrammed in the block; sl. foxed), all by MAURICE DENIS, all bound before the htitle, which is signed by the artist; the original prospectus (VII,(1)p.), 5 ORIGINAL DESIGN DRAWINGS (charcoal/ charcoal heightened w. white/ watercolour/ soft pencil/ soft pencil heigthened w. white) and a photogr. plate (verso w. autogr. signed dedication to Henri Vever by the artist) for/ of the pictorial wooden panel by GUSTAVE GUÉTANT, as well as the original invoice to Vever for making the panel, all bound at the end. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XI.

€ (1.500-2.500) 3750