Paris: Moderne Imprimerie, 1914. First Edition. Paperback. Folio. Very good- condition. Item #016773
75 pages of text. Original binding; lithographed French wraps over flexible boards. The spine is cracked, chipped and browned with much loss, but the title "Cezanne" remains readable. The wrappers are otherwise moderately toned, with minor soiling. There are lighter areas adjacent to the spine where tape/adhesive was removed. Attractive and protected in custom-fitted archival mylar. Out of an entire issue of 600 copies, this is number 458 of 400 that were issued "sur papier a grain." Includes an original etching by Cezanne (frontispiece), an original lithograph by Edouard Vuillard, an original lithograph by Pierre Bonnard, an original lithograph by Maurice Denis, an original lithograph by Henri Matisse, an original lithograph by K.-X. Roussel, and an original lithograph by Aristide Maillol. Contains 59 illustrations in all including lithographs by Paul Signac, Felix Vallotton, and numerous illustrations by Cezanne including four tipped-in color plates, many plates in black and white, and a facsimile of a handwritten letter. There is also a color portrait of Cezanne, and about a dozen tipped-in photographs of the artist. With a preface by Octave Mirbeau, notes by the editors (J. and Gaston Bernheim Jeune), a biography by Theodore Duret, an essay by Leon Werth, and an essay titled "Le Monument Cezanne" by Frantz Jourdain. There are numerous tiny spots of minor discoloration in some of the margins of the plates and text, a few smudges, and minor toning to the edges. The original etching and the original lithographs exist in excellent condition, and are protected by printed tissue plate guards. First edition.