Tendor Friendships


De l’Amitié à la Tendresse [Tender Friendships] (Paris: Editions Nilsson, “Collection Libertine,” [ca. 1920s]). Gift of Robert J. Milevski. Graphic Arts GAX 2011- in process.

A charming compilation of quotes and short passages on love by such authors as Balzac, Baudelaire, Byron, Casanova, Gautier, Hugo, de Musset, Nietzsche, Rousseau, and Sand, among others. The cover and four pochoir plates can be attributed to Robert Polack, who created pochoir plates for several other Nilsson editions in the 1920s.