first edition Original Wraps
1926 · Paris
by Laurencin, Marie (Illustrator)
Paris: Societe D'Edition "Le Livre, 1926. First edition. Original Wraps. Orig. lettered tan wrappers. Near fine in chipped original glassine overwrapper lacking small portions at head and foot of backstrip.. 181 pages. 24 1/2 x 16 cm. Eleven black and white etchings by Laurencin. Limited edition, copy 107 of 275. Partly unopened. Though she participated in the feverish discussions which gave rise to Cubism, she was the mistress of Apollinaire, who anointed her Cubist amongst others, her art never truly wore that mantle. Some early painting perhaps, but she chose figurative representation in the thirty works she decorated and illustrated in her mature period. Clean, fresh and bright copy; slight fade to backstrip.
(Inventory #: 18093)