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Thursday 7 September 2023

Maximilien Vox’s woodcut, “Young Woman Reading”, c.1919

Maximilien Vox (aka Samuel William Théodore Monod) (1894–1974)—beyond Vox’s work as an illustrator, Vox is famous for his contribution to the history of typography (especially in terms of typographic classification).

“Young Woman Reading” (descriptive title only), c.1919, woodcut impression numbered 14 in an edition of 30 impressions hand-signed in pencil by the artist on a Passepartout card mount with a pencil-inscribed dedication (dated 1919) to Charles Miguet (aka Charles Joseph Miguet)—an important bibliophile who is famous for instigating projects for the Society of Original Wood Engraving (la Société de la Gravure sur Bois Originale) (aka S.G.B.O.) (fl.1911–1945); for example, the 1932 publication for which Vox contributed woodcut illustrations, “Chansons Populaires Françaises de 1870 à Nos Jours” (French Popular Songs from 1870 to Our Days) (see; see also an interesting article about Charles Miguet’s background as an artist:

Woodcut on fine wove (Japan) paper mounted within a thin card window-mount (Passepartout) that is monogramed in the plate (upper left corner) and pencil-signed, numbered and dedicated on the mount.

Size: (Passepartout) 25.4 x 17.8 cm; (image borderline) 14 x 8.1 cm.

Condition: a strong and well-printed impression showing minor crinkling in the margins of the thin paper. The original Passepartout mount has minor age-toning towards the edges; otherwise, the mount assembly is in an excellent condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this rare double-signed (in plate and in pencil) woodcut with a remarkable dedication (beautifully inscribed in pencil) to one of the important and influential bibliophiles between WWI and WWII, for AU$219 (currently US$146.38/EUR132.44/GBP116.59 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this superb woodcut by an important historian in the rarefied world of the classification of typography, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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