Picture Book II [SIGNED]
Price: 2,000.00 USD
Los Angeles: Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, 1973. 1/1000. 8vo. Unpaginated. Illustrated wrappers in original paper covered illustrated slipcase. Pages unopened. "'Picture Book II' is the clearest and most direct of titles. Yet its very simplicity calls for some comment in this complex age. It is indeed a book of pictures - pictures which are unified only by being the work of a single man. Jean Charlot considers it a collection of some of his personal motifs, analogous to a Liber Studiorum of an earlier age. Many subjects will be familiar to those who know the artist's oeuvre, though they wear new colors and new composition." Stunningly illustrated with 32 full page multi-color lithographs which the artist prefers to call 'chromolithographs.' Each plate is accompanied with text written by Charlot. Includes an additional color lithograph "Hawaiian Swimmer" signed in pencil by Charlot which is different from the one depicted in the book. This plate was not part of this edition and is laid-in. Colophon page is also signed by the artist and the printer, Lynton R. Kistler. A wonderful edition with both slipcase and book in very good - fine condition. First edition. vg.