Amedee Vignola: Album of Twenty-four Racial Studies for the Two Volumes of Untrodden Fields of Anthropology
Draeger, Paris, 1898. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Some wear and soiling to boards. Small hole to spine. Plates have some wear and marks to the boders. 25cm x 18cm.  loose plates. Quarter cloth, leather boards, no jacket. Unnumbered edition of 1,000 copies. Amédée Vignola (1862-1939) was a French artist, best known as a cartoonist and caricaturist. From 1900, Vignola published books and magazines presenting drawings and photographs of nude women under artistic or ethnographic pretexts. A contemporarily description of this work would see them as in the erotic style of representing the exotic other. The “Album of Twenty-four Racial Studies” was reproduced by Draeger Paris as a representation of “the Racial Types in the French Colonies”. Most illustrations were drawn by the artist from life. The original Aquarelles were exhibited in Paris at the time. Printed in a limited edition of 1000 in English (with French titles) these albums were only issued to subscribers of “Untrodden Fields of Anthropology” in England and the USA. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: .36 kilos. ISBN: No ISBN. Inventory No: 0009898.
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