Louis Icart Les Amours de Psyche et de Cupidon

The book by Jean de la Fontaine with illustrations by Louis Icart consists of 22 full page color etchings and 2 partial page color etchings as chapter headings, plus one additional etching at the end of the book. The 25th etching is only present in the first 20 books printed. The book was published in 1949 and is Icart’s last illustrated book. The illustrations are quite spectacular and are not published in the common Icart references. In fact, Schnessel indicates 20 full page etchings and 4 partial plates which is incorrect. The edition is 150 plus hors commerce, printed on either Arches or Rives. The total number of pages is 240 and the text is in French. The page size is 10 x 13 1/4″ and the full page plate size is 6 1/2 x 9 1/4″.

We have several of the complete books.  We also sell the etchings individually. Here is our selection:

1 – We have two of the special books that contain one complete set of 24 etchings in color, one complete set with remarques in b/w, and one complete set in sepia without remarques. Each book contains one additional etching in b/w at either the beginning or end of the text. The books are #7 and #8 and contain a copper plate bound into the book, plus the original signed drawing of the same work. The text, etchings, copper plate, and drawing are bound in a leather case with the copper plate attached as part of the reverse of the front cover. The binding is done by Le Dourain and the book is contained in a slip-case. The book is complete with no wear to the binding and only minor wear to the slip-case. The two special books and etchings are shown below.

2 – We have book #36 which contains the complete text and 24 etchings in color, plus a separate suite of the etchings in b/w.

3 – We have a regular book which we are splitting up and selling the etchings separately.  Please contact us for pricing and availability.

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Available, as either the complete book with text, or as individual etchings.

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Louis Icart Les Amours de Psyche et de Cupidon #s 7 & 8

1 – Books 7 and 8 are shown below.

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Book #8
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Watercolor Drawing
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Louis Icart Les Amours de Psyche et de Cupidon # 36

2 – This is book #36.  We are selling the complete book which contains text, 22 full sized color etching and 2 partial size color etching plus 24 full sized b/w etchings. The etchings shown below are from book #36. The etchings have all been conserved and are in fine condition. There is foxing to the pages of the book and the slipcase.

Below we show the 24 b/w etchings.  The color etchings are the same as shown above.  Note, that this book does not contain the 25th etching as it is only available in the special books.

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