New York: Hammer Galleries, 1962.
First printing. 64, 64, (110) pp., 4.5 x 6.75 inches. Three volumes — one in printed cloth over boards, the other two sewn signatures glued into card covers, in printed dust-jackets — housed in slipcase of printed paper over boards. Printed in Paris by Imprimerie Union. Of a total edition of 1000, one of 100 roman-numeraled hors commerce copies reserved for the contributors.
A very fine copy, with some light rubbing to slipcase but essentially as new. Item #4532
A facsimile of one of the earliest surviving Gauguin sketchbooks (1884), with detailed commentary by Raymond Cogniat and foreword by John Rewald. The facsimile volume reproduces the contents (in color) and the format, and even the exterior (the cloth printed with all the stains and notations of the original cover). The commentary is bilingual, with separate English and French volumes (complete with errata slips in each).