Veiling 357 Illustrated Books 19th - 21st c.

DELACROIX, Eugene (1798-1863) -- GOETHE, J.W. v. Faust, Tragédie. Traduite en français par Albert Stapfer. Paris, Ch. Motte & Sautelet, 1828. iv, 148 pp. W. lithogr. portr. of Goethe (on china paper, mounted) & 17 lithogr. plates by E. Delacroix. Fol. Rebacked in later hcf. w. ill. of owrps. cut out and laid down. (Corners bumped/worn, inner margin second half (faintly) waterstained, more or less foxed throughout, some plates a bit browned).

First edition with illustrations by Delacroix, also the first work illustrated by a great artist with original graphics. It marks the beginning of modern book illustration, which was then further developed and led to new heights by Manet, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec, Bonnard, and later by Chagall, Derain, Dufy, Ernst, Maillol, Miro and Picasso, a.o. "Ouvrage remarquable et typique de l'époque romantique, illustration magistrale du grand Delacroix, qui est heureusement de plus en plus estimé des bibliophiles de gout" (Carteret). - Carteret III, 270; Vicaire III, 1013-14; Delteil 57-74.

€ 4500

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