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This is an original 1928 color lithograph (comprising a black ink heliogravure base with color lithograph plates on top) of an illustration by the French artist and illustrator, Charles Martin (1884-1934) for the book Lettres Persanes by Montesquieu (Jean Terquem, 1926). Please note the deckle edge on the bottom and right margins.
This 85+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper is pleased to offer a series of the works of some of the most important French illustrators of the late 1920's and early 1930's. Published by Henry Babou, Paris, these limited editions contain some of the most beautiful graphic design and artwork that we have ever curated. A rare offering for those interested in Art Deco design, fine printing, and the work of many of the most collected and sought after artists during this era. Many of these prints have one or more untrimmed, or deckle edges, a style often associated with fine printing and high quality paper. This collection is Number 451 of 700 copies.
This piece was illustrated by Martin, Charles. There is no visible artist signature.