Louis Icart Les Fleurs du Mal

The book by Charles Baudelaire with illustrations by Louis Icart, consists of 108 stone lithographs in black and white plus text in French. Some of the lithographs are nearly full size and some are partial size and include text. This is an actual illustrated book where all of the illustrations are part of the book text. The book was published in 1947 with a total edition of 21. The page size is 15 3/4 x 11″. The paper is Arches and the number of pages is 127. Icart signed the title page of the book.

This livre d’artist is noted by Schnessel as “Icart’s foremost accomplishment” in illustrating books. The book has a special typeface and the finest papers and was several months in preparation.

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