Robert Bonfils, ‘La petite Jeanne pâle’, 1945, Sylvan Cole Gallery

Tinan, Jean de.
La petite Jeanne pâle.
Paris: Compagnie Francaise des Arts Graphiques, 1945.

FIRST EDITION of this novel by Tinan, BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED WITH 16 ORIGINAL COLOR LITHOGRAPHS (plus an additional one on the cover) BY ROBERT BONFILS.

Bonfils was one of the most versatile illustrators of his time, and in this book he evokes the frivolity of bourgeois Parisian life by adopting the style of the "Nabis": Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, and most especially Vuillard.

One of 260 copies beautifully printed on fine Marias wove paper.

From the collection of Luis de Caralt, the Barcelona publisher who was Spain's greatest collector of modern illustrated books (his bookplate).

4to. Loose as issued in original wraps (the front cover is a wonderful color lithograph). BRIGHT AND FINE. In the original board chemise and slipcase.

Publisher: Compagnie Française des Arts Graphiques

About Robert Bonfils

French, 1886-1972, Paris, France