In honour of the Sotheby’s sale Trésors du Coffre Vollard, the Special Collections Book-of-the-month is Ambroise Vollard’s biography of Paul Cézanne. Vollard was a art dealer, who died in 1939. The sale features works by Derain, Cézanne, and Picasso, among others, that were deposited in a Paris bank vault in 1940. The book, entitled Paul Cézanne, was written by Vollard and published by his imprint in 1914. It came into the Book Library collection through presentation, in 1932, by Samuel Courtauld. It bears Courtauld’s distinctive bookplate, designed by Paul Nash, and is at CABS shelfmark D553.CEZ VOL (oversize).
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