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Lot 0255A
Limited edition of Jean de La Fontaine's Les Amours de Psyche et de Cupidon that includes 4 "Pointes Seches", or drypoint prints executed by Louis Icart to illustrate the book. These four etchings are tipped into the book as individual pages. There were a total of 23 original individual pointes seches with this book, but only the four presented here remain with the book. In addition there are two pages that are partially printed with the color etchings, and which also contain text and serve as the headings for the two chapters in the book (Livre I and II). This book thus presently retains a total of six pointes seches etchings out of a total 25 originally present with the book. The condition is excellent with some foxing on the prints. The etchings are not signed by Icart. He did not usually sign individual etchings to be included with books. This book was a limited edition of 150 copies, of which this is number 37 (exemplaire 37). The pages are numbered and loose, without a signature binding, and all are encased in an original handmade paper and board binder with matching slipcase. Published 1949. Overall Very Good

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Estimate $1,000 - $1,200Jun 30, 2018