By: Fargue Léon-Paul [Jean-Gabriel Daragnès]

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Rencontres [Meetings] Bois en couleurs de Jean-Gabriel Daragnès. Avant propos de Colette, Portraits par A. D. de Segonzac [Colored woodcuts by Jean-Gabriel Daragnes, Foreword by Colette, Portraits by A. D. de Segonzac. ##### Paris, Daragnès, 1954. 4to, 33cmx26cm. [2ff.], 118pp., [3ff.] Copy no. 68 of 140. Orange boards, white vellum spine with gilt lettering. Card slipcase. Fargue’s homage to his long friendship with Daragnes -- published after both their death’s by the latter’s wife. Fargue died in 1947; Daragnes in 1950. The text is previously unpublished and is illustrated with a suite of 28 color wood engravings by Daragnes illustrated the Montmarte area of Paris where his studio was located. Loose signatures on white woven paper in matching chemise. These are Daragne’ last published drawings. Foreword by Collete discusses the author and artist, illustrated with etched portraits of both by Segonzac. Only 140 copies were printed on Madame Daragnes’ press for the artist’s friends. With an original pen and ink drawing by Madame Daragnes on the title page and leaf opposite representing the lampposts and balustrades of Montmarte. Fargue [1876-1947] was a French poet and essayist. As an opponent of the surrealists, he became a member of the Symbolist poetry circle. Rilke, Joyce and others declared that Fargue was at the very forefront of modern poetry. Jean-Gabriel Daragnès was a French painter, engraver, printer, illustrator and publisher. Acknowledged in France to be one of the masters of illustrated literature of the first half of the 20th century. He was featured in the exhibition The Masterpieces of Contemporary Illustrators organized by the National Committee of French illustrated book at the Toulon Museum-Library in May 1957. ##### Condition: Very good: The text block and artwork are in fine condition with just a hint of toning to the outer wrappers. The card and vellum chemise is very good; very light wear to the boards but with some discoloration to the vellum spine. Outer slipcase is good only with moderate wear to edges and several corner splits of 1”-2”.

Title: Rencontres

Author Name: Fargue Léon-Paul [Jean-Gabriel Daragnès]

Edition: 1st edition, limited to 140 copies

Illustrator: Jean-Gabriel Daragnès

Location Published: Paris, Daragnès: 1954

Binding: Loose signatures in chemise and slipcase

Book Condition: Very good

Jacket Condition: Good

Categories: Illustrated Books, Fine Printing/Small Press, Biography & Memoirs, Art, Design & Architecture

Seller ID: s200628f

Keywords: art, biography, design, france, illustrated books, memoirs, montmarte, paris