Un Coeur Simple. Compositions de Auguste Leroux gravées a l’eau-forte par E. Decisy.

Paris: Librairie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud—F. Ferroud, 1913. One of ninety-five copies on Japon vellum, with the plates in two states, out of a total edition of 1,000 copies. Twenty-two full- and partial-page etchings, in two states in this copy. Hand-colored title-page vignette and historiated initials. Spine a bit fadedformer owner’s bookplate. A very good to fine copy. Three-quarters lavendar crushed morocco over marbled boards, gilt spine. Top edge gilt. Small octavo. [8], 106, [4] pp. Item #14666

Auguste Leroux (1871-1954) studied at the school of Bonnat in Paris and spent much of his career as professor at the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts. He painted portraits, historical subjects, and nudes, and designed mosaics for the Sacre-Coeur at Montmartre. He achieved much success as a book illustrator, his subjects including Huysmans’ A Rebours, Balzac’s Eugenie Grandet, and Goethe’s Werther.

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