Louis Icart Leda and the Swan
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 crme 23 – 147
This book by Pierre Louys with illustrations by Louis Icart consists of 11 color etchings hors text and 5 full page color etchings. The book was published in 1940 with an edition of 147. This book is part of the common edition, #s 23 – 147 and is printed on velin creme. The total number of pages is limited and the text is in French. The page size is 8 1/4″ x 11 1/4″ and the full-page plate size is 5 1/2″ x 8.”
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