Escales. First edition. Signed. Unique copy with original art by André Lhote. JEAN COCTEAU, André Lhote.

Escales. First edition. Signed. Unique copy with original art by André Lhote .

Paris: La Sirène, 1920. Quarto [35]pp. 31.5 x 25.5 cm. Original wrappers. In custom red roan leather slipcase with raised design from one of the images by the Russian American binder Sasha Mosalov.

André Lhote has handcolored 11 designs for this unique copy in addition to the color pochoirs. This copy contains as an added frontispiece, the original ink drawing of one of the illustrations, showing a stern Madame and one of her triste filles.

First edition of these audacious Escales to the glory of the French brothels. Limited to 440 copies, this one on Lafuma is unnumbered because it is a unique presentation copy.
There are 32 compositions of the Cubist painter André Lhote, of 13 (including the cover and the title page ) have been enhanced with colors in stencil (pochoirs or silkscreens) by the Marty workshops.
There is an autograph dedication signed by André Lhote to «doctor of Cardenal, expert in many things...» . It is noted that the said doctor was detached by the administration with the ladies of the brothels.
Repaired tear to the cover not affecting any image.


LHOTE - Jean COCTEAU

Escales. Paris, La Sirène, 1920.

In-4, [35] feuillets, broché.

Édition originale de ces escales audacieuses à la gloire des maisons closes. Tirage limité à 440 exemplaires, celui-ci sur vélin pur fil Lafuma, non justifié.

L'illustration réunit 32 compositions du peintre cubiste André Lhote, dont 13 (y compris la couverture et la vignette de titre) ont été mises en couleurs au pochoir par les ateliers Marty.

Envoie autographe signé d'André Lhote, au « docteur de Cardenal, connaisseur en bien des choses... ». Il y lieu de souligner que ledit médecin était détaché par l'administration auprès des dames des maisons closes.

Luc Monod: Manuel de L'Amateur Livres Illustrés Modernes 1875-1975, 1875-1975, no. 2906. Item #16-3508

Price: $5,500.00

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