Paris: Marcel Guiot Editeur, 1928. Limited First edition. Hardcover. 1/325. Folio (12 3/4 x 10 1/4"). 23, pp (Text), 1-75 double leaves (Plates); pp (Limitation pages and Title); 76-132 double leaves (Plates), pp (Index and Addenda). Contemporary 3/4 green morocco over olive cloth, with gold lettering to spines. Top edge gilt. Original wrappers bound in. Fly leaf of first volume inscribed (in French) and signed by Marcel Guiot to Campbell Dodgson (the same one who wrote the Preface), and dated 23. 7. 1928. Tissue-guarded photogravure frontispiece portrait of Arthur William Heintzelman* inscribed (in English) and signed by the artist himself to Campbell Dodgson**, and also dated July 23rd. 1928.
This splendid catalogue raisonné of Heintzelman's prints features the complete 132 etchings made by the artist up to the date of publication (1928), of which 129 are reproduced in their original size and in all states (2, 3, 4 or 5 states). Each plate is tissue-guarded and is preceded with a captioned leaf in French and English.
As stated in the book, the etchings of plates 16, 32 and 34 are not reproduced as they were lost at the time of publication, but they do still have their technical captioned leaf.
One of 325 copies, of which this is No. 302.
Bindings sunned along spines and rubbed at edges, with some minor to moderate abrasion to leather. Previous owner's bookplate on inside of each volume. Text and captions in French and English. Bindings in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #41148
* Arthur William Heintzelman (1891-1965) was an American painter, etcher, copyist, teacher and curator who first studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he subsequently taught. Once married, him and his wife made their home in France and Switzerland from 1921 until 1934. Already widely respected as a printmaker prior to his departure for Europe, he became internationally famous during his years abroad and was - and is - regarded as one of the greatest etchers of the Twentieth Century. In appreciation for his contribution to French art and culture, he was named to the Legion of Honor by the French government.
** Campbell Dodgson (1867-1948) was an art historian and museum curator. He was the Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum between 1912 and 1932.