Joris-Karl Huysmans - La Bièvre. Les Gobelins. Saint-Séverin [Reliure en demi maroquin signée Auguste Lepère & Levitzky] - 1901
Superb copy bound by Levitzky in morocco with corners
Deluxe edition of "La Bièvre. Les Gobelins. Saint-Séverin" by Joris-Karl Huysmans adorned with 34 superb compositions by Auguste Lepère (1849-1918): including 4 hors-etched texts and 30 wood engravings in the text.
Edition of 695 numbered copies, this one of 600 copies on shaped vellum paper (n ° 312).
Copy of choice perfectly established with preserved covers and spine, untrimmed margins, enriched with an advertising card for the exhibition of 60 drawings and engravings by Lepère at Edmond Sagot from March 1 to 15, 1911.
Binding signed by Levitzky perfectly executed in milk chocolate half-morocco with corners, spine with 4 protruding ribs, title, author and date in tail with gilt irons, gilded head.
Binding in excellent condition. ODs of the cover passed with restorations, some traces on the covers, otherwise in excellent condition of freshness.
Provenance: Ex-libris by Jacques Crépineau (1932-2017), Director of the Théâtre de la Michodière -
Historian of the Theater, recognized and appreciated collector, to whom the biggest exhibitions make
regularly call. He is a member of the Académie des 11 and the Académie Rabelais, as well as a member
of honor of the A.R.T and, as such, participates in the Brigadier's Prize Jury. - Knight of the Order
National du Mérite (see site regietheatrale)
Work of two lovers of Paris: Joris-Karl Huysmans, writer and art critic (1848-1907) & Auguste Lepère (1849-1918), engraver, illustrator and painter. Both curious about the character of the inhabitants and the singularity of the environments in which they lived. The Bièvre, which was until then the second Parisian river, flowed into the Seine in Paris (at the Austerlitz station). Before she escapes the sight of Parisians, Huysmans and Lepère capture her memory. From these pages emerge the glorious pasts, the ruined monuments and the teeming life of these popular places. The author fears the change of places foreseeing the evolution which would profoundly modify the soul of a neighborhood. The unsanitary buildings and the miserable living conditions would gradually disappear. There remains the text of Huysmans and the illustrations of Lepère to rediscover this universe of a vanished Paris.
AUTHOR: Joris-Karl Huysmans (1848-1907) &
Auguste Lepère (1849-1918)
TITLE: La Bièvre, Les Gobelins, Saint-Séverin.
LOCATION: PUBLISHER, DATE: Paris, Society for the Propagation of Art Books, 1901.
SNACK: 144 pp.
FORMAT: in-4 (28 cm x 20 cm)
THEME: The toponymy of the 5th arrondissement, and especially of the 13th, is inseparable from the history of this river, which only disappeared because of hygiene problems due to its overexploitation, unpredictable of the environment, in the 19th century. century. In his Great Universal Dictionary of the nineteenth century, Pierre Larousse indicates: "La Bièvre enters Paris between the gates of Italy and Gentilly through several arms, which are only infected streams, the suburbs of Saint-Marcel and Saint-Victor. , and ends up in the form of a covered sewer on the quay of the Hospital. This river feeds many tanneries, laundries, dyers and, among others, the famous Gobelins factory. Although the width of the Bièvre does not exceed 3 m, this river was formidable by its floods. "
- Number of Books
- Fine Bindings, Illustrated, Paris, Topography
- Author/ Illustrator
- Joris-Karl Huysmans
- Book Title
- La Bièvre. Les Gobelins. Saint-Séverin [Reliure en demi maroquin signée Auguste Lepère & Levitzky]
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 28×20 cm