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Title: Impressions d'Algérie. édition ornée de quinze pointes-sèches originales par Philippe Zilcken. Préface par Léonce Bénédite
Description: .: Paris, H. Floury, 1910, in-4°, 33 x 25,5 cm, XI pp + 119 pp + (5)nn pp + 15 dry point etchings, each one protected with a serpente with a printed caption, bound in modern green half leather, gilt title on smooth spine, original covers preserved and bound in at the end. Fine copy allthough the original front cover and the half title have some stains , lower margin of title sligthly discolored and with one tiny stain. Still a fine uncut, nearly stainless (apart from stains mentioned) copy. This is an unnumbered copy of a a total of 120. It is dedicated in manuscript by the artist to Léonce Bénédite, curator of the Luxembourg Museum in Paris and author of the preface of this album. All the dry points are signed in the margin by the artist with a stamp signature. The artist, at one time secretary to the first wife of the Dutch king Willem III, travelled several times to Algeria and Egypt and gained some fame as an ''orientalist ''. He was one of the very few dutch artists who gained entry into the French avant-garde at the start of the impressionist and the symbolist movement. He was befriended with Paul Verlaine who stayed at his home during his visit to Holland in 1892. In 1900 the Parisian art editor Floury published the first volume of his mémoires ; '' Souvenirs I ''. (see also Thieme-Becker XXXVI, 499). .


Price: EUR 1000.00 = appr. US$ 1086.85 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 37194