Louis Icart (French, 1888-1950)
    Les Nuit by Alfred de Musset, 1937
    Portfolio of loose uncut-pages with colored lithographs, hardcover and slipcase
    Ht. 11-1/2 in.
    Edition of 25.
    This book is not listed in the usual reference material that list books to which Icart contributed illustration. Each illustration is signed or initialed by Icart, which is special and unusual. Rarely did the artist bother to sign individual book pages. The copy is dedicated to his wife, Fanny, and is initialed L.I.

    Note: This lot is accompanied by a letter of appraisal from William Holland.

    Heritage would like to thank William Holland for his assistance of cataloging Icart lots.

    Condition Report*:

    This copy appears to be unique and dedicated to Icart's wife, Fanny. Minor foxing to the cover page and throughout, threadbaring and splitting of the spine of the portfolio cover and slipcase. The portfolio is comprised of 59 pages with 13 colored illustrations, five of which are full page with tissue guards.

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