Paris: Editions De La Nouvelle Revue Francais, 1920. Contemporary half polished tan calf and marbled paper boards with spine gilt-decorated in descending floral motif, gilt-lttered leather spine label. Custom binding by Yseux, successor to Thierry and Simier. Original wrappers bound in. One of 125 copies on Whatman paper from a total edition of 150. This copy inscribed by Valery to patron and collector Rene Philipon and with an autograph letter to him discussing poems, translations and citations. Valery was a poet and essayist, considered the last of the Symbolist poets. The poem "Palme" inspired James Merrill's 1974 "Lost in Translation." Designs for the wrapper vignette, title page and head and tail pieces drawn and engraved by Paul Vera who , with his brother Andre, was a landscape architect strongly influenced by Cubism. He designed the murals for the liner Ile-de-France and decordations for the wares of Sevres and Beauvais. A lovely Art Deco book with a graceful mise-en-page, quietly elegant binding and classical/cubist illustrations. Custom Binding. Fine. Illus. by Paul Vera.. Folio. (Inventory #: 004477)
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