The Garden Party and Other Stories. With Coloured Lithographs by Marie Laurencin.

London: The Verona Press, [1939]. Limited to 1,200 copies printed at the Officina Bodoni. The colophon identifies this copy as 542. Title-page printed in black and red. With color lithograph illustrations. Publisher’s note tipped in, identifying the book as a “special and limited edition” that “will not be reprinted.”. Some foxing, though pages remain largely clean. Some toning to edges. Overall a very good, tight copy, with bright illustrations. Green cloth boards patterned in white. Red cloth label on spine lettered in gilt. In original brown paper dust jacket, lettered in green, with a couple small stains and tears. 10 inches by 7 inches. 316 pp. Item #16665

Marie Laurencin (1883-1956) was a French painter and printmaker. She is remembered as an innovator in the Cubist movement whose unique perspective on the mode included many representations of women and femininity, as well as a use of color and shape that pushed the boundaries of Cubism. As of 1983, the Musée Marie Laurencin in Japan has housed over 500 of her works, as well as an archive.

Price: $450.00

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