Like a Child to Her Mother I Tremble


et comme une enfant vers sa mère – je tremble… (original French annotation)

Etching on wove paper.

Plate from Poèmes by Sappho, illustrated by Lydis, and published in Paris for an amateur in 1933.  Trial proof with lovely plate tone, unusually annotated, signed and dated by the artist.  Unique as such.  Aside from the book edition of 45, which is also very scarce.  The last known book to come to auction sold for $6500 in 2013.

Signed, located and dated “Paris 1932”, titled “Sapho”, and annotated in pencil.

6 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches