TARDIEU, Jean. CORTOT, Jean. ~ Petit Bestiaire de la Dévoration.
No. 111 of 120 copies, signed by Jean Tardieu and Jean Cortot on the colophon. With a presentation inscription by the author “A Catherine Jajolet, a une amie de longue date, en la felicitant de son talent exceptionnel et en la remerciant pour ses merveilleuses photographies, en affectueux hommage, Paris, 21 janier 92)”. 18 colour lithographs and silk-screen prints including one which is printed across both wrappers. 33 x 50.5 cms. Large folio, loose as issued in the original wrappers housed in a silver cloth chemise with lettering in black on the cover and spine, with a matching silver cloth slipcase.
Four poems by Jean Tardieu (1903-95) are printed elegantly by l’Imprimerie Arte and dramatically illustrated with lithographs combined with silk screen printing by the artist Jean Cortot (1925-2018) who was an important French graphic artist, painter and illustrator.