Paris: Editions des Horizons de France, 1936. Graux, Louis W. Original wraps. Quarto size, 142 pp., in French. Good +. Item #CNJL2085
"La Bourgogne" is a history of Burgundy, a region in France well-known for its vineyards and winemaking; this book comprises the history and development of the region, as well as the tradition of winemaking among the counties. With much local history, this book is a charming study of French countryside traditions particular to Burgundy. Included also are original drawings by Louis W. Graux (1889-1962), a French landscape painter whose sensitive colours deeply capture the warmth of the French terrain. The volume is in original wrapers folded over endpapers, offering a delicateness that complements the gentle mark making of the illustrations.
___DESCRIPTION: Original wrappers folded over endpapers, red and black lettering on the front wrapper and spine, with a red and black illustration of people working in a vineyard on the front wrapper and a black-and-white vignette on the back wrapper, fore- and bottom edges rough cut, title page with black-and-white illustration, brown and black linocut headpieces throughout, numerous original drawings in multiple colours of the people and landscapes of Burgundy by Louis W. Graux throughout; quarto size (11" by 9"), pagination: [1-6] 7-138 [139-141] [1 colophon], please note that this volume is in French.
___CONDITION: Volume is almost very good; the original wrappers are gently bumped at the corners and top and bottom edges, the spine covering is torn along the front joint at the top and bottom for several inches and is beginning to peel back exposing the signatures, the spine is also toned, with overall soiling on the entire wrapper. The interior is clean and bright with very slight toning, with a strong, square text block; a few phrases underlined in pencil by the prior owner, prior owner pencil notations on the title page and in the outer margin of one illustration; overall, though with exterior wear, the interior is clean and the illustrations are bright, offering a unique look at this French region.
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