Lot 196 of 350:
Duret's Whistler, 1/25 on Japan, inscribed  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$600
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Whistler et son oeuvre
Author:
Duret, Theodore
Place:
Paris
Publisher:
Boussod, Valadon et Cie.
Date:
1888
Description:

16, [1] pp. With 3 plates reproducing works by James McNeill Whistler; headpiece illustration after Whistler. 32.3x24.5 cm (12¾x9¾"), original printed wrappers. No. 23 of 25 copies printed on Japan paper. 

Presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper, "A mon ami Geffroy, Théodore Duret." Laid in is an albumen photograph of Whistler's Nocturne in Blue and Gold, Valparaiso, titled in ink on the back "Nocturne Valparaiso (bleu fance)", and with rubberstamp of Gray & Davies, Photographers, Bayswater. One of the plates in the book reproduces the famous painting of the artist's mother.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Expert repairs and restoration to the wrappers, spine renewed; very good.
 
Item number:
291138
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