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Pauvre Pierrot by Willlette - Hardcover - 1890 - from marilyn braiterman rare books (SKU: 004489)

Pauvre Pierrot

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Pauvre Pierrot

by Willlette

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  • Hardcover
About Fine
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Paris: Leon Vanier, 1890. No place, no date (Paris: Leon Vanier, circa 1890) Small folio, royhal blue boards with diagonal lettering and large vignette of Pierrot with a nimbus around his head, hanging from a lamp post, all in silver. Covers reconnected with a new spine in matching cloth, contents secured with new envelope flaps and velcro closure. Clean and bright. Complete with 41 loose sheets, as issued, including pictorial title and preface by the author. Each plate, except the title and preface, is followed by another plate containing the text in the hand of the authro and includes another drawing. Entirely engraved on chine. Willette contributed to the french illustrated press, decorated the nightclub Le Chat Noir and painted the ceiling of the music hall La Cigale. Pierrot, his alter-ego is the metaphor for the artist's plight in society. He falls in love with a wordly and greedy woman, is ridiculed and commits suicide.. Boards. About Fine. Illus. by Adolphe Leon Willette. Small Folio.


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Pauvre Pierrot
Adolphe Leon Willette
Book condition
Used - About Fine
Leon Vanier
Place of Publication
Date published
Pierrot, Cabaret, Music Hall, Chat Noir, Fine-De-siecle, French Illustration, Avant-Garde
Small Folio

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