BLOOM, Vera. Empress Eugénie 1920. New York, 1923. 19 etchings (plus cover label). Mostly ochre and brown inks. 23 x 18 cm. (9 x 7 inches), wove paper, tissue guards. Original hand-bound navy blue cloth over purplish grey paper-covered boards, etched label on upper cover.
Limited edition (#14 of 50 copies, signed by author and etcher). Weber, p. 33: "This is a charming account about Empress Eugénie (1826-1920) which was written by Vera Bloom after meeting with the last of the French sovereigns. It is dedicated 'with grateful remembrance to Count Primoli who gave me this magic memory." 70000083
EMPRESS EUGENIE 1920 VERA BLOOM [cover label with vignette]. 5 x 3.5 cm.
COPY NO...EMPRESS EUGENIE 1920 VERA BLOOM FIRST PRINTING—50 COPIES AUTHOR. ETCHER [limitation leaf]. Brown. Signed by author and etcher. 5 x 8 cm.
EMPRESS EUGENIE 1920... [title with vignette]. Violet. 12.5 x 7.5 cm.
EMPRESS EUGENIE | Wall 1923 after Winterhalter [bust portrait]. Burnt umber. 15 x 10 cm.
WITH GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE—TO COUNT PRIMOLI WHO GAVE ME THIS MAGIC MEMORY [dedication leaf]. Violet. 5 x 8 cm.
EMPRESS EUGENIE'S FAREWELL TO PARIS. 1920... [text]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
II originally opened for her triumphal marches... [text]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
III Eugénie's retinue was small... [text]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
IV Every ounce of her failing strength... [text]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
VERA BLOOM | Wall 1923 [bust portrait]. Brown. 15 x 10 cm.
V for her to pass... [text]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
VI her ugly automobile and our own taxi started... [text]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
TUILERIES GARDENS—PARIS | Wall 23 [illustration]. Brown. 10 x 15 cm.
VII the difference between today and the times... [text]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
VIII over. The Bonapartes and the Bourbons... [text]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
[Church interior] | Wall 1923 [illustration]. Dark brown. 15 x 10 cm.
IX as a compliment to the Empress... [text]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
X impatient for the "Révillon"... [text]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
XI to haunt her old gardens...Vera Bloom [text with Bloom's facsimile signature]. Ochre. 15 x 10 cm.
BERNHARDT WALL ETCHER PUBLISHER [printer's illustrated device]. Violet. 6 x 3.5 cm.
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