The artist's personal collection of fifty original etchings which he created for Proust's epic novel, À la recherche du temps perdu. Jullian's etchings originally appeared in the 1949 edition of the book and have been described as a mixture of Honore Daumier and Rex Whistler. "No one evoked better a palace or a party, a vapid youth or a disabused dowager. No frailty goes unrecorded, no pretension unexposed." (Philip Mansel, Times Literary Supplement (2011). Each etching is annotated in pencil by the artist and the images are tipped into parchment boards, with an original penned drawing on the cover.
Not to be confused with XV Portraits d'après l'oeuvre de Marcel Proust, which was issued in an ediiton of 150 copies around the same time.
Near fine with light wear to spine, wood veneer slipcase.