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APHORISMES, MENUS & VARIÉTÉS by  and Mario Avati [illus]  [Jean-Anthelme] - 1961 - from William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB and Biblio.co.uk

APHORISMES, MENUS & VARIÉTÉS

by Brillat-Savarin, [Jean-Anthelme], and Mario Avati [illus]

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[Paris]: Les Francs-Bibliophiles, 1961. 109,[8]pp. Large octavo (24.5 x 16cm). Loose gatherings laid into printed wrappers. Frontis and 24 illustrations in mezzotint, with supplementary plate laid in. Fine in lightly worn chemise and velvet covered slipcase. First edition in this format, illustrated with original mezzotints by Mario Avati. One of 175 numbered copies on Vélin de Rives, printed by Fequet and Baudier, with the mezzotints printed by Atelier Rigal. Laid into this copy is an additional bifolium, being a menu associated with the meeting of the Société des Francs-Bibliophiles on 26 October 1961, illustrated with another mezzotint, numbered 'xi/xx' and signed by Avati in the margin. The book is itself inscribed and signed by the artist opposite the half-title. Strachan singles this work out for distinction in his discussion of "la manière noire," noting that Avati exploits the "medium superbly...In these hors- and in- text mezzotints the eye caresses culinary objects and items of food from egg-cups to peeled apples, pomegranates to pepper-mills. He treats homely, everyday things with the same affection and skill as French artists have done from the Le Nain brothers in the sixteenth...to Braque in our own century." MONOD 1955. ROSENWALD COLLECTION 2228. Strachan, THE ARTIST AND THE BOOK IN FRANCE, p.222.
  • Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: WRCLIT58205
  • Title: APHORISMES, MENUS & VARIÉTÉS
  • Author: Brillat-Savarin, [Jean-Anthelme], and Mario Avati [illus]
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Les Francs-Bibliophiles
  • Place: [Paris]
  • Date published: 1961
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