L'Image Revue Litteraire et Artistique; orne de Figures sur bois
by Marx, Roger & Jules Rais
Paris: Floury, 1897. First edition. Hardcover. Three quarter slate blue cloth and marbled boards, brown leather spine label printed in gilt. Fine. Pages 37-318, Number 10, Septiembre 1897. 32 x 24.5 cm. Journal published 1896-1897. Limited edition, one of 100 copies on China paper, with twelve extra plates after the text. Article by Roger Marx on Auguste Rodin. Host of wood cut text illustrations, many in Art Nouveau style. Tony Beltrand, August-Louis Lepere and Leon Ruffe were the artistic directors of the publication. Lepere is also considered the leader in the artistic revival of wood engraving in Europe, and noted for his innovations -- the use of colored paper, or the combining of etching and wood engraving on the same print. A literally as new copy housed in a modern binding. (Inventory #: 20688)
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