L'Ame Et La Danse. Paul Valery.
L'Ame Et La Danse

L'Ame Et La Danse

Paris: Le Livre Contemporain, 1925. leather_bound. 80 pages. 34 x 26 cm. 22 lithographic illustrations by Raphael Drouart. Limited edition, copy 56 of 120, signed by Paul Valery and Raphael Drouart. This copy dedicated to M.R. Delaine. Rouart was proficient in all the printmaking techniques; etching, engraving, mezzotint, relief and lithography. He worked as a collaborating illustrator for many authors throughout the 1920s -- in 1925 he did aquatints for a livre d’ artiste Le Cantique Des Cantiques and 20 wood engravings for Rene Boyleve’s Le Meillieur Ami. Art Deco binding by Jacques Anthoine-Legrain, stepson and assistant to Pierre Legrain. The text develops a dialogue and philosophical interpretations of Socrate, Phedre, and Eryximaque as they view a dance performance at a banquet. Covers decorated in ruled gilt and blind, and in pointelles, inner gilt dentelles with gray silk moire endpapers plus original wrappers are bound-in. Full decorated black morocco. Fine in matching fine slipcase. Item #22019

Price: $3,750.00

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