Description: Original drawings.- Daudet (Alphonse).- Bayard (Émile) 12 original illustrations for the 1855 edition of 'Fromont jeune et Risler aîné', the illustrations executed in monochrome wash, over graphite and black chalk, heightened with white, on grey-blue coloured or buff wove paper, all signed by the artist, approx. 175 x 120 mm. (6 7/8 x 4 ¾ in), bound with proofs of the etchings in 5 states (60 pieces in total), some foxing to proofs, later half crushed morocco by Carayon, spine gilt, rubbed, folio & 8vo (3) ⁂ A set of very fine original drawings by Bayard, who also illustrated works by Jules Verne. Vicaire III, p.46 describes this very volume, noting that it was sold for 2220 francs at the auction of Charles Bouret's library in 1891. A copy of the 2 vol. 1885 edition of the novel limited to 500 copies is included in the lot. Provenance: Charles Bouret (engraved bookplate).
Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History
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