LAURENCIN, Marie (1883-1956). DODGSON, Charles Lutwidge (1832-1898). Alice in Wonderland. Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930.
Oblong 4to. Title-page in red and black, chapter headings, initial letters and pagination in red; 6 color lithographs by Marie Laurencin. Three-quarter red morocco gilt, sides with geometric corner designs and gilt geometric designs, front cover with small onlaid rabbit design in white morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, original printed wrappers bound in, presumably bound by Whitman Bennett for Harry Marks (some minor rubbing and soiling, rear cover with a few small stains, printed wrappers lightly spotted); in a custom perspex case. Provenance: Harry F. Marks, Inc. (bookseller’s typed description laid in). LIMITED EDITION, number 16 of 20 numbered copies on Hollande Van Gelder printed for America (of a whole edition of 790), SIGNED BY LAURENCIN WITH AN ADDITIONAL SUITE OF THE PLATES printed in sanguine (5 of which are signed by her in blue pencil, the sixth signed in the plate). The attractive binding was presumably done by Bennett for Harry Marks, the Black Sun Press distributor in the United States. Another copy of this issue bound by Bennett for Harry F. Marks from the Library of Jacques Levy sold at Sotheby’s New York, 20 April 2012, lot 89. A finely bound copy one of the most notable books issued by the legendary Black Sun Press. Avery 27; Minkoff A34.
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