Title Hiroshige 1797 - 1858, Dessins, aquarelles, estampes . Exposition du 7 juin au 15 juillet 1955
Book Condition Very Good Minus
Type Limited Edition
Edition First Edition
Size Folio - over 12" - 15" tall
Publisher Paris, France Huguette Berès 1955
Seller ID 007024
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Printed in France. From a limited edition of 1200 copies. The color lithographs are from the press of Mourlot frères.12.75 x 10 inches. Plain paper wrappers with block lettering to the front. A small tidewater mark to the lower inner corner of the front and back wrapper, not into the text block. The binding is in a delicate state. The front wrapper is gradually detaching. The signatures are gradually loosening. Lightly bumped corners. With 107 numbered pages and with 15 full-page plates, four of which are in color. The plates on coated stock. All the plates are very clean except that B&W Plate 11 has a smudge in the lower margin, not into the plate. Else a clean copy, inside and out. A Very Good Minus copy. Also included is a pristine 3-page price list. This catalog details two series plus 123 drawings, watercolors and prints by Hiroshige; 15 prints by Hiroshige II; and 4 prints by Eisen. From the private library of Herbert McLean Evans. Evans [1882-1971] was a highly regarded U.S. anatomist and embryologist. He was an ardent collector of rare books and of Japanese ukiyo-e prints. The Galerie Berès, facing the south-west wing of the Louvre, which stands across the river, was founded by Huguette Berès in 1951 and is now run by Anisabelle Berès, her daughter. Its twin focus has been, from Day One, on the graphic arts from the Far East and the avant-garde movements in 19th century France.