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BARRUCAND, Victor.
Leon Carre (Illus).
Le Chariot de terre cuite. (The Clay Chariot)

Published
Paris: L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza, 1921.
Plates
30
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
Paris: L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza, 1921.
Ref
1571

FIRST EDITION. Quarto, with limp printed wrappers, 117pp. Lettered in gilt with a repeat elephant motif to upper cover, spine lettered in gilt. Decorative borders. "The Clay Chariot", after the Indian play attributed to King Soudraka (1895). A lovely edition illustrated by Leon Carre with 20 coloured pochoir plates, featuring numerous gold and colour highlights. The text includes a number of decorative motifs, a numbered copy, (704) printed on Blanchet vellum, in good condition - colours bright and fresh. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. 2. Benediction. 3. Personnages. 4. Illustration to 'Acte Premier'. 5. Full page illustration. "L'Heure de L'Offrande." 6. Full page illustration. "La Rencontre." 7. Full page illustration. Vasantasena et Tcharoudatta. 8. Full page illustration. "La Courtesan." 9. Full page illustration. "Sur la Terrasse." 10. Illustration to 'Acte Deuxième'. 11. Full page illustration. "Confidences." 12. Full page illustration. "La porte au fronton d'Ivoire." 13. Full page illustration. "Les Danseuses." 14. Full page illustration. "La vie sans loi." 15. Illustration to 'Acte Troisième'. 16. Full page illustration. "L'Entretien." 17. Full page illustration. "Les Nuages Menaçants." 18. Full page illustration. "Vers L'Amour." 19. Illustration to 'Acte Quatrième'. 20. Full page illustration. "Heureux ceux qui s'aiment." 21. Full page illustration. "L'Orage." 22. Full page illustration. "Le Chariot de terre cuite." 23. Full page illustration. "Le vieux jardin." 24. Illustration to 'Acte Cinquième'. 25. Full page illustration. "La purification." 26. Full page illustration. "Le lac sacre." 27. Full page illustration. "Le serviteur du Bouddha." 28. Full page illustration. "La fiancee." 29-30. Table des Illustrations.