Paris: La Tradition, 1943. 4to (11 x 9 inches). 282 pp. 33 fine etchings by Hertenberger in text, some full-page; DELUXE ISSUE WITH AN ORIGINAL PENCIL DRAWING AND SUITE OF 66 PROOF IMPRESSIONS. Contemporary red morocco, gilt-ruled and -lettered on spine, top edges gilt, others uncut, original printed wrappers bound in; cloth folding case. Joints skilfully restored, not all tissue guards present and some offsetting of them where present. Item #403897
DELUXE LIMITED ISSUE, number 33 of 33 copies on Velin d'Arches a la Forme, accompanied by unique material from the artist Fernand Hertenberger: an original pencil drawing (for the etching on p. ), original copper plate for the etching that appears on p. 14; and a suite of sixty-six proof plates, each in two states; from an edition of 300.
Hertenberger was a painter and illustrator and a pupil of Tony Robert-Fleury and Adolphe Déchenaud. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes in Paris and illustrated Là-bas by Huysmans and Colonel Chabert by Balzac. His work for Flaubert’s interpretation of Saint Anthony’s supernatural temptation is dense with imagery and fantastical tableaux built around horrific, hallucinatory convocations. Monod 4712.