ON TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, WITH 50 PHOTOGRAPHS OF HIS WORK
ESSWEIN, Hermann and HEYMEL, Alfred Walter. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Zweite, vermehrte auflage. Munich: R. Piper, 1912. WITH: Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Dritte auflage. Munich: R. Piper, 1916. Two volumes. Slim quarto, original half blue cloth, illustrated paper boards; pp. . Housed together in custom chemise and slipcase. $650.
Second and third editions of this famous scholarly article on Toulouse-Lautrec, with 50 halftone photographs of Lautrec’s works, many from Heymel’s own collection.
German art historian Hermann Esswein and collector Alfred Heymel were the first to present a comprehensive view of Lautrec’s work, including the illustrations Lautrec contributed to the humorous magazine Le Rire. First published in 1904 as Number 3 in Esswein’s series on Modern Illustrators. Freitag 12553.
Interiors fine, only light soiling and bumping to original boards. Near-fine copies.