L’érotisme dans l’art contemporain. Introduction par André Salmon.

Paris, Librairie des Arts Décoratifs, c. 1935.

4to, pp. [18], 56 plates; text leaves uncut as issued, title a little dusty; a very good copy, sheets loose as issued in red board chemise, paper label to upper board.


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First edition. A fine collection of subtly erotic plates, including contributions from Picasso, Cocteau, and Pascin, embracing a wealth of artistic styles. The plates are accompanied by an introduction by the French art critic André Salmon, who discusses the artistic response to the concept of Eroticism.

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