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Author
BOYLESVE, Rene.
Title
La Lecon d'Amour dans un parc. [Love lesson in a park]
Published
Paris: Michel Albin, 22 rue Huygens, 1933.
Description
Large quarto, uncut, blue letters to spine, with illustrated wrappers. A superb edition illustrated by Umberto Brunelleschi with 64 colour compositions, including 21 copper engraved plates, and 43 wood-block prints. Colours by Jacomet. This is a numbered (138) edition on Arches paper. A striking illustration to the front cover, with highlights in white gouache - one of Brunelleschi's greatest achievements.
**Not all coloured illustrations have been listed**

Coloured plates in order:

1. Frontispiece. Female nude stepping into a pond.
2. Half page header to the first chapter.
3. Full page illustration of some stone steps leading to a formal garden/park.
4. Half page header to the second chapter.
5. Full page illustration of a lady in a garden/park.
7. Half page header to the third chapter.
6. Full page illustration of a lady stepping out of a sedan carriage.
7. Half page header to the fourth chapter.
8. Full page illustration of two women and a man playing musical instruments.
9. Half page header to the fifth chapter.
10. Full page illustration of a gentleman making a sudden amorous 'advance' on a servant girl, carrying a tray of tea.
12. Half page header to the sixth chapter.
13. Full page illustration of a very young girl listening by an open door.
14. Half page header to the seventh chapter.
15. Full page illustration of a lady in the nude getting out of bed, watched by her lover.
16. Half page header to the eighth chapter.
17. Full page illustration of a semi-nude lady reclining in a chair, attended by a servant.
18. Half page header to the ninth chapter.
19. Full page illustration of a young lady and her gentleman lover taking a drink in the park.
20. Half page header to the tenth chapter.
21. Full page illustration of a fully nude young lady, sitting on an artist's stool - a gentleman's head pokes through the surrounding curtain.
22. Half page header to the eleventh chapter.
23. Full page illustration of a gentleman holding a child's doll, in front of the child, in the park.
24. Half page header to the twelfth chapter.
25. Full page illustration of a young girl smashing a small statue in a pond.
26. Half page header to the thirteenth chapter.
27. Full page illustration of what looks like a gentleman prisoner urinating (?) at a lady, whose face appears at his cell door window.
28. Half page header to the fourteenth chapter.
29. Full page illustration of two lovers kissing and embracing each other.
30. Half page header to the fifteenth chapter.
31. Full page illustration of a scantily clad lady lying on a bed, with a gentleman opening up the surrounding curtains.
32. Half page header to the sixteenth chapter.
33. Full page illustration of a semi-nude lady asleep on her bed, with a gentleman, through an open door, watching her.
34. Half page header to the seventeenth chapter.
35. Full page illustration of two young girls in the park.
36. Half page header to the eighteenth chapter.
37. Full page illustration of a gentleman conversing with a rustic fisherman on the banks of a river.
38. Half page header to the nineteenth chapter.
39. Full page illustration of a young nude girl, warming herself in front of a log fire.
40. Half page header to the twentieth chapter.
41. Full page illustration of a young woman sitting in a tree in the park.
Hand coloured plates
41
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
France, Literature, Pochoir
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1573