New York: John Becker, 1933. One of 500 copies signed in ink on the colophon by Jean Charlot, Lynton R. Kistler, and Merle Armitage and printed at the plant of the Will A. Kistler company. Illustrated with 32 original color lithographs drawn directly onto the plates by Jean Charlot, and printed under the technical supervision of Will A. Kistler. Each plate preceded by a title-page and an accompanying page of descriptive prose by Claudel. Small color title-page illustration. Format designed by Merle Armitage. Type handset by Lynton R. Kistler. Wrappers have some very light wear. Very minor foxing and offsetting from plates. A fine copy of this work, not often found complete on the market, as many copies have been broken up for their plates. Printed paper wrappers with illustration on front cover. Quarto. . , [1, colophon] ff. Item #16493
Jean Charlot (1898-1979) was a French and naturalized American painter and illustrator, active mainly in Mexico and the United States. He is generally recognized as having brought international attention to Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada and he eventually discovered his forgotten printing blocks in the workshop of Posada’s former publisher. Charlot is one of the founders of Mexican muralism.