1st ed., 4to, paper wraps. Unpaginated. With 36 b/w plates and one color frontispiece, one of 500 unnumbered copies. Text in French. French painter Jean Crotti (1878-1958) was initially influenced by Impressionism, then by Fauvism and Art Nouveau. Around 1910 he began to experiment with Orphism, an offshoot of Cubism, and a style that would be enhanced by his association in New York City with Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia. He was part of the 1925 Exposition International in Paris and the International Exhibition of Modern Art at the Brooklyn Museum in 1926 - 1927. Condition: Poor; covers toned, lightly soiled, and mostly detached. The text block signatures are mostly detached from one another, but clean and complete with only very light toning at edges not affecting images or margins. A good candidate for repair or rebinding. Ex-libris the Stendahl Art Gallery, Los Angeles. This volume was a well-used reference copy in the gallery’s reference library, hence the rough condition. Until its recent closure, the Stendahl Gallery was one of America's oldest continuously operating private art galleries. Art from the Stendahl collections found a home in The Louvre and many other major institutions throughout the world. Upon closing the gallery, the family donated a significant collection of photographs and documentation to the Getty Research Institute.