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    Twelve Original Woodcuts, Each Signed by Masereel

    Frans Masereel. La Nuit et Ses Filles, Douze Bois Gravés. Belvès (Dordogne): Pierre Vorms, 1959.

    One of six copies lettered A-F, this copy being the "A" copy with the limitation page and the twelve woodcuts each signed and lettered by Masereel in pencil. The limitation reads, in part: "Il a été limité à six exemplaires sur Japon Torinoko Kozu A, marqués 'A' à 'F,' chacune des douze gravures étant marquée et signée par l'Auteur, l'examplaire marqué 'A' contenant la suite des douze dessins originaux, les examplaires marqués 'B' à 'F' contenant chacun un croquis original préparatoire." Printed by La Société d'Imprimerie Méditerranéenne, à Nice. Portfolio, with sheets measuring 15 x 11 inches.

    Twelve woodcuts on loose sheets of Japon Torinoko Kozu, as issued, laid into a portfolio of black cloth over black paper boards; illustrated black and white label to front board, black cloth ties. Boards lightly scratched; corners worn. Woodcuts in fine condition. Rare.

    Twelve allegorical woodcuts featuring female nudes, titled as follows: La Nuit, Le Destin, Les Ténebres, La Crainte, Les Songes, Le Sommeil, La Fraude, Le Travail, La Douleur, La Misère, La Vieillesse, and La Mort. A striking collection of work from the Belgian master of wood engraving.

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