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Leda de Conte (Swan) - 1943
Leda and the Swann

The date of publication given by Schnessel appears to be incorrect as is the number of etchings in the suite. The following information is taken from the justification page of ths book.

By Pierre Louys

1 Example on japon containing all of the original drawings and sketches, signed, one original copperplate, No.1

4 Examples on japon with a set of the first state and a set of the second state with remarques plus one copper plate, II - V.

11 Examples on japon containing a set of the 2nd state with remarques plus one copper plate, VI - XVI.

3 Examples on velin blance with a set of the 2nd state with remarques, 17 - 19.

3 Examples on velin teinte with a set of the 2 nd state with remarques, 20 - 23.

125 Examples on velin cr¸me 23 - 147

February, 1940



This is a very rare book. The complete information as given on the justification page for the book is that editions II - V contained one set of etchings in color with text, one set in sepia with remarques, and the rare first state in black and white. There is also an original copper plate used to print one of the etchings. The text is in French. The book was published in 1940 with a total edition of 147. The plate size is 5 1/4 x 8" and the page size is 8 x 11 1/4". The paper is Rives Teinte. Available, E-MAIL to request price and condition.

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Title Page


A
final state

color
A
2nd state with remarque

sepia
A
1 st state

b/w
B
final state

color
B
2nd state with remarque

sepia
B
1 st state

b/w
C
final state

color
C
2nd state with remarque

sepia
C
1 st state

b/w
D
final state

color
D
2nd state with remarque

sepia
D
1 st state

b/w
E
final state

color
E
2nd state with remarque

sepia
E
1 st state

b/w
1
final state

color
1
2nd state with remarque

sepia
1
1 st state

b/w
2
final state

color
2
2nd state with remarque

sepia
2
1 st state

b/w
3
final state

color
3
2nd state with remarque

sepia
3
1 st state

b/w
7
final state

color
7
2nd state with remarque

sepia
7
1 st state

b/w
9
final state

color
9
2nd state with remarque

sepia
9
1 st state

b/w
12
final state

color
12
2nd state with remarque

sepia
12
1 st state

b/w
14
final state

color
14
2nd state with remarque

sepia
14
1 st state

b/w
15
final state

color
15
2nd state with remarque

sepia
15
1 st state

b/w
20
final state

color
20
2nd state with remarque

sepia
20
1 st state

b/w
21
final state

color
21
2nd state with remarque

sepia
21
1 st state

b/w
22
final state

color
22
2nd state with remarque

sepia
22
1 st state

b/w