Le Satyricon by T. Petronius Arbiter. Andre Derain, Illustrator.

Le Satyricon by T. Petronius Arbiter

Paris: Np, 1951. First edition thus. Hardcover. 291 pages. Folio, 45 x 35 cm. Copy 161 of a total edition of 280 copies. 33 engraved plates and numerous woodcut vignettes. Engravings were printed by Georges Leblanc on the presses of Marthe Fecquet and Pierre Baudier. The woodblock text ornaments by Paul Baudier after designs by Derain. Ambrose Vollard commissioned this project in the 1930's, the latter's death and World War II prevented completion until 1951. An early member of the Fauve group, and the Cubist movement, Derain participated in the elaboration of Cubism, but refused to adhere to the movement, turning toward study of the Old Masters. As Douglas Cooper states [see: THE CUBIST EPOCH p.68], "Derain understood the full purport of all that Braque and Picasso were attempting to do (in their Cubist period). But in his own work he followed another line of development." Loose as issued in unsewn sheets in cream wrappers. Slight toning to portfolio vellum. Orig. quarter vellum and illustrated cream portfolio, vellum backed. Near fine in very good slipcase. Item #20622

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