SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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MAETERLINCK, Maurice.
L'Oiseau bleu.

Published
Paris: [1920's]
Plates
14
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
Paris: [1920's]
Ref
1566

Octavo, half purple hard grained morocco, marbled boards, raised bands in blind to spine, lettered in gilt to spine, original wrappers bound in. 5 un-numbered pages, 212 pp., 1 un-numbered page. FIRST EDITION. 14 watercolours by George Lepape, coloured in pochoir by Saude. One of 400 copies on Arches vellum (This work number 111). Superb illustrated work from the 1920's. Uncut. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. 2. Frontispiece of a bluebird. 3. La Cabane du Bucheron. 4. Chez La Fee. 5. Le Pays du Souvenir. 6. Le Palais de la Nuit. 7. La Foret. 8. Devant le Rideau. 9. Le Cimetiere. 10. Devant le Rideau qui représente de beaux nuages. 11. Les Jardins des Bonheurs. 12. Le Royaume de l'Avenir. 13. L'Adieu. 14. Le Reveil.