Degas et Son Oeuvre

Paris: Paul Brame et de Hauke, 1946-[1949]. First edition of the catalogue raisonne, 1/960 sets (this #264). Large 4to. 4 volumes: (6), 281, (4); xiii, (2), 407; (6), [407-839; 157 pp. Illustrated from photographs, including a portrait frontispiece of the artist in volume one, and from 1466 black and white images of the artist's works (each accompanying a description of the work), plates, facsimiles, tables, and indexes. Text in French. The standard catalogue raisonne for the French artist Edgar Degas (1834-1917), considered a founder of impressionism, though he generally rejected that term, preferring "realist." Texts clean and tight, some rubbing and other light wear, and fading, to the slipcases. Very good. Original plain stiff wrappers, each volume with gray printed French-fold printed stiff wrappers, gray board chemises with printed paper spine labels (faded), and board slipcase. (9866). Item #60660

Price: $1,750.00

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