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Small 4to, cream-colored paper wrappers with a small illustration on front. 128 pp. #127 of 500 copies signed by Charlot, Merle Armitage [designer], and Lynton Kistler [printer]. The 32 color lithographs were drawn directly on large zinc plates and printed using new techniques that allowed for brilliant color separations. Each plate is preceded by a title-page and a page of descriptive prose by Paul Claudel. A scarce title to find intact because it is frequently broken for the individual plates. Jean Charlot (1898-1979) was a French-born American painter and illustrator. His Mayan-influenced murals and frescoes in the 1920's and 1930's played a pivotal role in reviving interest in Mexican art and he is generally credited as having been responsible for the explosion of interest in the work of Jose Guadalupe Posada. A Good+ copy. Internally fine with all plates clean, tight, and bright. No tears, marks or chips. Wrappers are fair: moderate edgewear but fully intact; several small spots and stains; corners rubbed, chipped at bottom of spine. Lacking the original paper dust-wrapper.
Title: Picture Book: 32 Original Lithographs By Jean Charlot, Inscriptions by Paul Claudel. #127/500
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher: New York, John Becker / Merle Armitage / Will And Lynton R. Kistler. : 1933
Book Condition: Good.
Inscription: Signed by Charlot & designer/printer
Item: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: k180706b
Keywords: Mexico, murals, art, artwork