Peintures du Katanga, Commentaires de Louis Van den Bossche. M. P. Romain-Desfosses, artist / atelier, Louis Van den Bossche, English translation, commentary. Pat Choate.

Peintures du Katanga, Commentaires de Louis Van den Bossche

Belgium: Abbaye de Saint-Andre-lez-Bruges, 1950. loose leaves. Looseleaf plates, eleven half- and full-page color plates tipped onto semi-alkaline 11.7x9 inch grey sheets: short one plate (these numbered, lift onlays to see), we can offer nos.2-12 only, plus a printed 12x9.5 inch pamphlet (the "commentaires"), plus a third item, a loose translation into English printed from typescript reproduced clearly on non-archival standard leaves and corner-stapled. Plates are unmolested by handling or age, while backing sheets are a bit toned. The Commentaires (5p.) are professionally printed and are mildly toned and edgeworn. The translation (4p.), paginated by hand, is good. All three components are partially enclosed in a defective cardstock folder. A fairly good set, but lacking the very first reproduction, therefore "as is"

Englished text over Pat Choate's name begins: "This is not an exact translation. The ideas and sentiments expressed by Van den Bossche...were extracted from the colonialist context in which they were embedded and were then translated in the free style; portions were altered and some omitted.

Cat.No: 235165

Price: $30.00