1946 · Paris
by [ALBIN-GUILLOT, LAURE]. Montherlant, Henry de
Paris: Henri Colas, Ãditeur; Bordeaux: Rousseau FrÃ¨res, 1946. First edition. Albin-Guillot, Laure. Folio,  pp., with 12 b&w hand-pulled photogravures. Loose sheets, as issued, contained in a printed paper portfolio and housed in the publisher's plain paper over boards slipcase. The paper portfolio is lightly toned from contact with the slipcase boards, yet the spine remains unaffected; the slipcase shows light dusting with the paper lifting in two spots from air bubbles. The photogravure plates are bright and fine with the usual offsetting to the text opposite the plates. In all, a near fine copy. Laure Albin-Guillot, figured prominently in Parisian photographic circles of the 1920s -1940s. She is noted for her microphotographs and especially for her beautiful nudes, was closely associated with the Ecole de Paris, and called by Peter Pollack and Emmanuel Sougez the muse of portraiture and decorative fantasies. She was an ardent supporter of women in the arts, and was appointed president of the Union fÃ©minine des carriÃ¨res libÃ©rales et commerciales, and a governor of the Direction des Beaux Arts. She exhibited widely, and organized the exhibition Femmes artistes d'Europe.
This is number 86 of 190 copies printed on vÃ©lin blanc de Lana from a total edition of 295 numbered copies.
(Inventory #: 52976)