SOUVENIRS DE MON PAYS, by Frans Masereel - 1921 [Signed, Complete]


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Souvenirs De Mon Pays

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by Frans Masereel

Numbered, limited edition, signed by the artist, text in French.  Geneva:  Editions du Sablier, 1921 

Softback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Cream paper wraps retain part of their glassine cover.  Black ink titles on front cover. 
  • Wraps show some wear, aging, stains, edgewear.  Corners are bumped and scuffed.  See photos. 
  • Spine with no text is darkened, with chipped ends.  See photos.  
  • Binding is intact, with signs of separation at some openings.  See photos.  
  • End papers/ pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear.
  • Ex libris book features an owner's bookplate on front pastedown, "Julien J. Grunberg"
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.  A stain in the margin of "La fille de ferme" touches the image.  See photos.  
  • Interior is gently age-toned, exhibits a few smudges, a 1/4" chip at foot of "Souvenir d'Anvers."  See photos. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have deckle fore and foot edges.   
  • PS2023.0329

Unpaginated. 8 x 10.25 inches.

Frans Masereel (1889-1972), a Belgian graphic artist, spent the greater part of his career working in France.  The sixteen woodcuts collected in this volume can be read as a memento of his native land.  Masereel is considered by some to be the creator of the woodcut novel, and his influence is clear in the work of Lynd Ward and later graphic artists including the graphic novelist Eric Drooker.

An interesting bookplate on the front end paper, "Julien J. Grunberg". 

This volume is copy #105/165, printed on Holland Van Gelder paper.  Signed by Masereel on the front colophon.  

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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