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    [Edward Steichen, photographer]. Auguste Rodin. Ten Drawings by Rodin. Reproduced From Originals in the Possession of an American Collector. With a Portrait of the Artist and Three Reproductions in Photogravure of Rodin's Balzac by E. Steichen. New York: Brentano's, [no date, ca. 1920]. First edition. With autograph note signed by Rodin. Small folio (approximately 11.75 x 8 inches; 297 x 203 mm). [ii], 13 [sic]-63 pages. Illustrated with four photogravures on tissue by Steichen (one loose, but present), and with six color and two black and white reproductions inserted throughout (one of the color reproductions is a later facsimile on photo paper). Affixed on a blank leaf after the black and white reproductions is an autograph note signed by Rodin. Dated "Juillet 1902" and addressed, "Cher monsieur Manzi [?]" and signed "A. Rodin" (the letter is heavily faded and is difficult to read). Letter is creased and toned. Additionally, affixed to the first blank is an autograph poem signed by "M. H." [possibly Malvina Hoffman, 1887-1966, a sculptor and writer, and one of Rodin's students], entitled "Le Tombeau de Rodin," dated "6/2/22" in another hand. Poem is on blue paper and is creased with minor edgewear. Bound in contemporary three-quarter blue levant morocco over blue cloth boards, spine lettered in gilt, five raised bands, blue marbled endleaves, top edge gilt. Binding worn, sunned and soiled, Gotham Book Mart ticket on rear pastedown. Generally good.

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