75 1395 Cranach Presse Vergilius Maro P
75 1395 Cranach Presse  Vergilius Maro P
75 1395 Cranach Presse  Vergilius Maro P
75/1395 [Cranach Presse]. Vergilius Maro, P. Les églogues de Virgile. Texte latin et traduction de Marc Lafargue. Weimar, Cranach Presse, 1926, 110,(5)p., 43 woodcut ills and vignettes by A. MAILLOL, initials by ERIC GILL, printed in 292 numb. copies (250) by HARRY GRAF KESSLER, loose as issued in orig. wr. w. woodcut ill. by A. MAILLOL, in orig. vellumbacked portfolio w. ties, folio.

- A few lvs. w. sm. and vague foxed stain in outer blank margin. Board flaps of portfolio partly split on hinge.

= Simultaneously published in an English and German language edition of resp. 264 and 294 copies. Monod 11336; Strachan, The Artist and the Book in France, p.76-78; The Artist & the Book 1860-1960, no.172: "As early as 1908, Count Kessler, the director of the Cranach Presse, was attracted to Maillol's sculpture and invited the artist to go with him to Greece, where the Virgil project was conceived. Begun in 1912, it was delayed by the war. A classical spirit pervades the finished volume, form the harmonious composition of the type to the slightly archaic grace of the figures." SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE XL.

€ (1.500-2.500) 1600