1926 · Paris
Quarto 9 1/2” x 7". Bound by René Kieffer in blue morocco onlaid with corner strips of red andmaroon morocco that wrap around the smooth spine; with center emblem of a heart within a flower,in gilt. Doublures ruled in gilt with heart-shaped corner ornaments, center panel and first end-leafin multi-colored silk, marbled endpapers.. Open slipcase of matching marbled paper, leather tipped.Original wrappers bound in. Spine darkened by exposure. Minor imperfections to binding.
Warmly inscribed by Marty to Monsieur [Moďse] Lévi de Benzion, 1934. Lévi de Benzion(1873–1943) was an Egyptian department store owner who built an important collections of art andantiquities. His collections included Chinese and oriental art, textiles, carpets, books, andimportant Egyptian antiquities. The collection was plundered by the Nazis in France during theSecond World. Lévy de Benzion was arrested by the Nazis in France and died in September 1943in a French concentration camp. The remnants of his collection that remained were sold at auctionat Villa Benzion, 6 Rue El Amir Omar, Zamalek, Cairo, in March 1947.
The editor writes that Marty’s excellent etchings submerge the heros into an idyllic scenery. Thework is beautiful mixture of philosophy, poetry and the art of printmaking. "Edition estimée etcotée"
References: (Carteret, IV, 226), (Monod, 6702). (Inventory #: 1299)