by Paul Valery, Trans. (Lithographes de Jacques Villon)
Paris: Scripta & Picta, 1953. Original wraps. Near Fine. Jacques Villon. #51 of only 245 copies issued. THIS COPY IS WARMLY INSCRIBED BY JACQUES VILLON (TO NOTED LITERARY BIOGRAPHER FRANCES STEEGMULLER) AND INCLUDES A LARGE ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING IN VILLON'S HAND OF A BULL on the half-title. 45 "lithographies originales en couleurs" by Jacques Villon and printed by Freres Mourlot of Paris. A very handsome copy of this lavish folio. Clean and Near Fine to Fine in its light-blue, gilt-titled wrappers, with loose signatures (as issued) and the original tissue guards still protecting the Villon lithographs, Also includes a pristine, deeper-blue chemise (with immaculate gilt-titling at the spine) and a matching blue slipcase, which is clean, sturdy and well-preserved. Very impressive mid 20th century French artist's book.
(Inventory #: 14870)
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