Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Le Sport. Jean Giraudoux, Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac, Jacques Beltrand.
Le Sport
Le Sport
Le Sport

Le Sport

Boulogne-sur-Seine: Editiond d'Auteuil, 1962. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 1/27 copies from a total edition of 200. Folio. 120 (6)pp. Rest unpaginated. The entire work is housed in original cotton rag printed wrappers. In two slipcases bound in mottled beige cloth, titled: "Le Sport" and "Suites des Oeuvres" on spine. Seated within box in matching binding. Consists of 5 parts with one text part and 4 portfolios of over 125 original full-page drawings, woodcuts and sketches [and additional in-text illustrations], protected by tissue guards. Illustrations depict Olympic sports such as athletics, swimming, boxing, cycling etc.

The five sections are as follows: 1) 120 pages of text by Giraudoux, with in-text eaux-fortes dessin-engravings by Segonzac, printed on Imperial Japan paper. Additional 2-page sketch and drawing by Beltrand. The chapters are as follows: Propos généraux sur le sport; Religion et sport; Peuples et intellectuels; Variations; Champions et records; Denombrement du sport en France; Amateurs et professionnels; Jeux Olympiques; Paris sportif. Colophon and index at end. 2) The series of 10 Eaux-fortes engravings by Segonzac (only in the 27 copies). Printed on "Japon Ancien." 3) Series of 15 Eaux-fortes engravings by Segonzac, printed on "Vieux Japon." 4) Series of 50 Pre-Champleve [Champlevage] Woodcuts by Beltrand, printed on Rives. 5) Series of [the same] 50 Woodcuts by Beltrands, printed on Chiffon des Rives. Text in French. Near fine condition. Rare, only one OCLC listing worldwide. vg. Item #16765

From the colophon: "Il a ete tire de ce livre: 27 exemplaires sur Japon Imperial, comprenant chacun un dessin original inedit d'A. Dunoyer de Segonzac, et une suite de dix eaux-fortes sur Japon Ancien, non parues dans le livre. Ils comportent, en outre, une suite des eaux-fortes de l'ouvrage sur vieux Japon, ainsi qu'un suite des bois sur chiffon de Rives, et une suite des bois avant champlevage."

Price: $3,750.00