34. BOK. LES TROPHEES.
(Georges Antoine Rochegrosse) - José-Maria de Heredia
LES TROPHÉES. TRENTE-TROIS COMPOSITIONS DE GEORGES ROCHEGROSSE, GRAVÉES A L'EAU-FORTE PAR E. DECISY.
Paris, A. Ferroud. - F. Ferroud, successeur, 1914.
4to (30,5 by 22,5 cm). , 244 pp. (last leaf blank) + 33 original etchings in three states (99 total), by G. A. Rochegrosse, engraved by Eugène Decisy [1866-1936], each signed in the plate by both artist and engraver.
2 of sets with additional "remarques" (small proof etchings in the same plate). Title printed in red and black, text within borders designed by Rochegrosse.
Uncut, original printed and pictorial wrappers, partly unopened, dust-jacket preserved. All protective tissues preserved. The third set of etchings loose, as issued.
No. I of an edition limited to XII large paper copies (512 total) printed on "papier Whatman", initialed in pencil by the publisher.
First edition illustrated by Georges Rochegrosse.
This edition of José-Maria de Heredia's Les Trophées, originally published in 1893, "contient quatre sonnets inédits"(justification du tirage).
Georges Antoine Rochegrosse [1859 - 1938], French historical and decorative painter, born at Versailles, studied in Paris, Paris Salon début in 1882, elected an officer of the Legion of Honor in 1892 and received the medal of honor in 1906 for The Red Delight. Rochegrosse also illustrated several books. Some of the drawings for these illustrations are in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, London. He lived his final years in Algeria, but returned to Paris where he died and is buried.
José-Maria de Heredia [1842-1905], Cuban-born French poet, he has been called "the modern master of the sonnet.", the fifteenth member elected to occupy seat 4 of the Académie française in 1894.
* Carteret, 4, p. 201.