La Gravure sur Cuivre. Estampes gravées par Robert Cami, Rene Cottet, Albert Decaris, Robert Jeannisson, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, and Paul Lemagny.
Angers: Editions Jacques-Petit, 1945.
WITH TWO IMPRESSIONS, IN FIRST AND SECOND STATES, OF ONE OF KIYOSHI HASEGAWA'S MOST IMPORTANT PRINTS.
Etched half-title, 16 pp. plus 12 loose engravings.
A monograph on engraving followed by short biographies of each of the six artists, accompanied by a suite of large engravings by Cami, Cottet, Decaris, Jeannisson, Hasegawa, and Lemagny.
From a total edition of 320 copies, all printed on fine Marais wove paper, this is ONE OF ONLY 60 SETS WITH THE ENGRAVINGS IN TWO STATES: THE FIRST STATE ON RIVES WOVE PAPER, SIGNED IN PENCIL, AND THE SECOND STATE ON MARAIS WOVE PAPER.
Hasegawa's engraving, "Anemones et fleurs de champs dans un verre a facettes" (Kyoto 368, also known as "Bouquet sur fond de dentelle"), is considered one of his masterpieces.
Folio (38 x 28 cm). Loose as issued in the original folding case. Folding case lightly worn and spotted. CONTENTS FINE AND BRIGHT. ALL OF THE PRINTS IN BRILLIANT CONDITION.