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Masterpiece of erotic book illustration: Pierre de Ronsard: Livret de Folastries. Paris 1939. Illustrated with 43 original etchings by Maillol.

Description

Pierre de Ronsard: Livret de Folastries. Paris: Ambroise Vollard 1939. One of 170 num. copies on vergé de Montval. Illustrated with 43 original etchings by Aristide Maillol. Bound with orig. wrappers in half morocco with top edge gilt, in full morocco sleeve and slipcase (Alix).

Only book by Aristide Maillol with etchings. One of the undisputed masterpieces of erotic book illustration of the 20th century. Monod 9910, Carteret 347, Skira 217, Rauch 143.

Auction

Erotica, 17 April 2012

Category

Books & manuscripts

Artist

Aristide Maillol

Estimate

20,000–25,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

19,500 kr.

Bid history

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19,500 kr.
19,000 kr.
18,500 kr.
(Auto bid) 18,000 kr.
18,000 kr.
(Auto bid) 17,000 kr.
16,500 kr.
(Auto bid) 16,000 kr.
15,500 kr.
15,000 kr.