Natural Histories. Jules Renard, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, illustrator, Elizabeth Roget.
Natural Histories
Natural Histories

Natural Histories. Translated from the French by Elizabeth Roget

New York: George Braziller, 1966. 1st US Edition. Octavo, publisher's black cloth over mustard paper-covered boards, spine gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.

Charming edition of French artist Toulouse-Lautrec and poet Renard's livre d'artist, a bestiary originally published in 1899. "Sitting cross-legged and stupefied, they yawn at the setting sun./Then, like newsboys filling the street with noise, they cry out the last news of the day" ("The Frogs"). Illustrated throughout with black-and-white reproductions of Toulouse-Lautrec's original lithographs. Fine. Item #357