Jean Cocteau and the Illustrated Book

By: William A. Emboden

Price: $300.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Writer, artist and film director Jean Cocteau was one of the most influential creative figures in the Parisian avant-garde between the two World Wars. He became part of the artistic avant-garde and was known for his variety of accomplishments. Over a 50-year career, he wrote poetry, novels and plays; created illustrations, paintings and other art objects; and directed influential films, including The Beauty and the Beast and Orpheus. this is a signed limited edition, over-sized hardback book, with slipcase titled JEAN COCTEAU & THE ILLUSTRATED BOOK by William A. Emboden. With a four page prospectus laid in. Published in an edition of 226 copies. It contains an original leaf of the 1923 first issue of Cocteau's illustrated book Dessins. Signed on colophon page by the author and editor. Brittle endpapers came loose from the hinges, else fine, in a near fine slipcase.

Title: Jean Cocteau and the Illustrated Book

Author Name: William A. Emboden

Categories: Signed, Illustration, Fine Printing & Small Press,

Publisher: CA, Santa Susana Press: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket Issued

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 125f