[Stowitts, Hubert Julien]: L'OEUVRE DE STOWITTS POUR FAY-YEN-FAH. Opera en 3 Actes. Paris, 1927. 44 pp. text and 41 (of 50) full page plates. A few small colour text plates. 40x34 cm. Decorative imitation leather.
Wonderful, distinctive, highly original and somewhat surreal full colour illustrations of scenes and characters from this play set in China - invented by the author? The illustrations reminiscent of the ballet costumes designed by Diaghilev. Rare. One of 200 copies produced, this being No. 149.
Unsurprisingly, plates from this work appear for sale individually so copies must have been broken for the highly-decorative illustrations. This may explain the incomplete nature of this work, having 41 of the 50 plates mentioned in the list of illustrations.
Becoming disbound. Some marks and staining to covers, text and plates. Text in French. Sold as is.
Available, as of: 03/03/2020
Was item 611 in printed List 196.
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