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Condition: Very Good. Light foxing at the margin, chemise in poor condition.
François Rabelais, illustrated with colored woodcuts drawn and engraved by André Derain Limited numbered edition of 275 copies, of which this copy is on of 200 in Velin d'Arches, signed by the artist on the justification page. Derain's main illustrated work, with 128 (21 full-page) original color woodcuts, 34 color woodcut initials and 18 color woodcut final vignettes. André Derain took full charge of the printing process from the carving of the wood blocks, in the manner of 15th-century cardmakers, to the coloring to which he added special attention to preserve the warm tone of his woodblocks, using a hand - coloring technique: all the wooden blocks had to be colored one after the other by a team of practitioners, in their nuances, according to a scheme established by the painter and repeated in each volume. Loose as issued in half parchment wrappers, chemise and slipcase. Text selection by A. Lefranc, illustrations printed by Andre Derain and Roger Lacourière. Ref : The Artists and the Book 81.
Title: Les Horribles et espouvantables faictz et prouesses du très renommé Pantagruel Roy des Dipsodes fils de grand géant Gargantua. Derain's main illustrated work, with 128 (21 full-page) original color woodcuts
Edition: First edition, Limited, Numbered, Signed by the Artists
Country of Origin: France
Illustrator: André Derain
Location Published: Paris, France, Albert Skira: 1943
Binding: Loose as issued in wrappers chemise and slipcase
Book Condition: Very Good. Light foxing at the margin, chemise in poor condition.
Categories: Artist's Books
Seller ID: B-23-040005
Keywords: derain, pantagruel, rabelais, skira 1943