Paris; (1929): Marti-Dupuis. Limited Edition. Folio. Item #016469
228p. 78 porchoirs by Edith Follet of which forty are full page with tissue guards. Limited to 895 copies, this is copy 579. She was the second wife (from 1918 to 1926 ) of the writer Louis-Ferdinand Celine. The pochoir stenciling process, characterized by its crisp lines and brilliant colors, produces images that have a freshly printed or wet appearance. A number of these images are on the erotic side which was typical of those not devoted to fashion. This was near the end of the art deco era. Bound in full brown morocco, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, silK endpapers, with the original paper wrappers bound in, upper joint cracked but not through binding, tiny worm hole with old tape mends. Color plates are beautiful and with tissue guards for protection.