Luc-Albert Moreau, ‘Les Chimères, par Gérard de Nerval. Avec une préface de Paul Valéry & des lithographies de Luc-Albert Moreau’, 1944, Sylvan Cole Gallery

Nerval, Gérard de.
Les Chimères.
Paris: Pour les Amis de Poésie (Jean-Gabriel Daragnès), 1944.

A stunning livre d'artiste, illustrated with 26 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS BY LUC-ALBERT MOREAU.

Edition limited to 175 copies, all printed on fine Marais wove paper.

THIS IS ONE OF THE FIRST 15 COPIES, AND THUS HAS A SECOND SUITE OF THE 26 LITHOGRAPHS PRINTED ON CHINESE PAPER.

This copy also has, exceptionally, the two planches refusees, also printed on Chinese paper.

Folio. Loose as issued in original wrappers, board chemise, and slipcase. A bit of marginal foxing to the suite of lithographs printed on Chinese paper, else FINE AND BRIGHT.

This book was finished on August 25, 1944: the day Paris was liberated from the Germans.

About Luc-Albert Moreau

French, 1882-1948, Paris, France