Auguste Rodin. L'Oeuvre Et L'Homme (The Work and the Man)
Bruxelles: Librairie Nationale D'Art et D'Histoire / G. van Oest & Cie. 1908. First edition. Hardcover. Folio. vii, 164 (1)pp. 92 plates, printed tissue guards. Bound in modern three-quarter black leather over green boards with original illustrated cover wrapper and spine bound in. Gray endpapers. Frontispiece photogravure of Renoir by Steichen, with tissue guard. Title page printed in orange and black. Printed to Arches paper.
Beautifully illustrated catalog of major works by Rodin presented in photograpvure, collotype and and eicht color lithographs. Few in-text drawings. First of two biographies on Rodin by Judith Claudel, daughter of the novelist Leon Claudel. Laid in two Christmas cards (two-fold) rendered lithographically and in letterpress, and two covers of the magazine "The Evangelist," Winter issue 1950. Text in French. Binding with some wear, chipping along edges and rubbed. Book saturated with dry leaves, in three cases placed between tissue guard and image leaving traces on the image. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. Goo to very good condition. Item #49795