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Lot 12: (ALPHABET.) D'Ariane à Zoé: Alphabet Galant et Sentimental. 1930
October 11, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (ALPHABET.) D'Ariane à Zoé: Alphabet Galant et Sentimental. 26 lithographed plates by Dunoyer de Segonzac, Dufy, Laurencin, Legrand, Lydis, and others. Small folio, contents loose as issued in original wrappers; contents clean; glassine dust jacket; board chemise and slipcase, chemise backstrip soiled. Paris: Librairie de France, 1930
Notes: first edition of a collection of verse and prose texts about women whose names begin with each letter of the alphabet, with an illustration for each. The authors include Colette, Giraudoux, Maurois, and Valéry. one of 20 copies on Japon, with 2 additional suites of the plates, this copy unnumbered, from an edition of 150.