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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Etienne Devisme - Cocotte - 1953

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Etienne Devisme - Cocotte - 1953

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Etienne Devisme - Cocotte - 1953
Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Limited edition, Numbered edition - Book

First edition of Cocotte, a tale written by the journalist Étienne Desvismes (1860-1910), reproducing in facsimile and for the first time the author's manuscript, the illustrations by Toulouse-Lautrec, composed especially for this work, as well as the sketches and letters.

The print run of this edition, printed on vellum paper by the papermakers of Rives, was limited to 275 copies, including 250 copies numbered from 1 to 250 and 25 privately printed copies (H.C.) bearing the letters from A to Y." This is the last H.C. copy, it bears the No. Y.

The book opens with a preface by Gabriel Tapié de Céleyran.

Etienne Devismes meets Toulouse-Lautrec in Barèges. All his life Toulouse-Lautrec will consider him as a kind of elder brother... see Correspondance de Toulouse-Lautrec, Gallimard, 1992. (Promethée)

In leaves, covers with flaps, sleeve and slipcase in cardboard - Slipcase torn on the edge, traces of soiling, cover and inside in excellent condition. A very nice copy.

[Toulouse-Lautrec] illustrates Cocotte, the handwritten tale of a friend he met in Barèges, Etienne Devismes, and formulates principles that he will always strive to honour: " It is impossible for me not to see the warts; I want to add hairs on them, draw them larger than life and apply a shiny tip. I don't know if you can master your pen but, when my pencil gets started, I have to let it run or patatras... everything stops. "

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Etienne Devisme


Paris, Editions du Chêne, 1953

Folio, 34 x 26.5 cm; 50 pages lavishly illustrated.

Lot details
Number of Books
Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Etienne Devisme
Book Title
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
Original language
Limited edition, Numbered edition
Number of pages
34×26.5 cm
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