Paris, s.p. (Monnier), 1923
22 x 16.5cm. Unpaginated. Original wrappers. First edition of this series of 15 poetic-portraits based on well known personalities from the salon La Maison des Amis des Livres: characters which included Jules Romains, Fargue, Paul Valery, Gide, Francis Jammes, Larbaud, James Joyce, Durtain, Claudel, Jacques Benoist-Mechin, Sylvia Beach and Marie Monnier.
This copy is one of only 15 numbered copies (the du tete) on fil Lafuma aside from 3 deluxe copies on Hollande, 300 ordinaire copies on verge and 39 copies hors commerce (total edition). Additionally this copy is dedicated by Monnier at the half-title to Jacqueline Fontaine “en signe de grande amitie” and dated “Avril 1923”. Very slight browning to the wrappers and internal edges but otherwise very good. Rare.
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