Pierre Vidal, ‘La comtesse Irma’, 1905, Sylvan Cole Gallery

Daudet, Alphonse.
La comtesse Irma.
Paris: Collection de l'Académie des Goncourt / Romagnol, 1905.

A short story by Daudet profusely illustrated with original etchings printed in color by Pierre Vidal.

Edition limited to 350 copies printed on fine wove paper.

A UNIQUE COPY, WHICH BELONGED TO ROMAGNOL, THE PUBLISHER.

Includes, in addition to the book itself: a prospectus for the publications of the "Collection de l'Academie des Goncourt", with original etchings by Charles Jouas (2), Pierre Vidal, and Louis Morin (2); AN INITIALED VISITING CARD FROM DAUDET WITH A SHORT AUTOGRAPH NOTE TO ROMAGNOL; two signed autograph letters from the illustrator to the publisher, discussing artistic and financial matters concerning the illustrations; two complete sets of page proofs for the book, without illustrations; and TWO COMPLETE SUITES OF THE ETCHINGS WITH REMARQUES PRINTED HORS TEXTE, one colored, one uncolored.

8vo. Housed in a cloth slipcase custom made for Romagnol. Excellent condition.

About Pierre Vidal

French, 1849 - 1913(?), Tours, France