Le Cirque. by [ART DECO BINDING] BOFA, Gus.

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  • Another image of Le Cirque. by [ART DECO BINDING] BOFA, Gus.
  • Another image of Le Cirque. by [ART DECO BINDING] BOFA, Gus.
  • Another image of Le Cirque. by [ART DECO BINDING] BOFA, Gus.
  • Another image of Le Cirque. by [ART DECO BINDING] BOFA, Gus.
Bofa’s witty circus of life in a handsome Art Deco binding

~ Le Cirque.

Paris Editions Renaissance du Livre [1923]

24 woodcuts by Gus Bofa in olive green, black and white. One of 425 copies on vélin pur fil Lafuma of a total edition of 448. 8vo., in a very handsome Art Deco binding of full brown morocco with sweeping arch tooling, some blocked in gilt and with lettering in gilt with rose pink inner doublures tooled in blind and gilt, marbled paper endpapers, original wrappers bound in. A very good copy.

The illustrations of various characters in the circus of life by Bofa (born Gustave Blanchot) do reveal a little of his past career as a poster artist. His great friend and collaborator Pierre Mac Orlan wrote the preface to this work and the illustrations are a perfect example of his opinion of his freind “Gus Bofa est avant tout un écrivain qui a choisi le dessin pour atteindre ses buts. Un texte de Bofa, un dessin de Bofa sont construits dans la même matière et l’un et l’autre sont animés de ce même rayon de poésie humoristique qui comprend tout ce qui tient une place entre la vie et la mort”

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