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Les Belles de Nuit

Chimot, Edouard. Magre, Maurice

Paris. Les Editions d'Art Devambez. 1927
'Les Belles de Nuite' with additional suite and a signed original drawing by Chimot.

From the edition limited to 446 numbered copies, with this one of 75 on Japon Impérial with the etchings in two states ('état définitif' and 'état avec remarque') and with an original signed drawing by Chimot.

Chimot's original drawing, a head and shoulders portrait of a woman, executed in pencil, charcoal and with colour crayon highlights on a sheet of Arches is signed in pencil at lower right.

Also included, loosely inserted, is an additional etching, one of four issued only with the first 20 copies of the book.
Large 8vo. (290 x 196 mm). Half-title with justification verso, original colour etching by Chimot as frontispiece, printed title and Magere's text illustrated with 17 original etching 9 full-page), 'Table des Poèmes', 'Table des Illustrations' and final leaf with colophon and achevé d'imprimer; each of Chimot's etchings is present in two states: as published and in monochrome with remarques. Loose as issued in original publisher's cream printed wrappers with titles to front cover and spine in black, blue faux leather-backed marbled board chemise with title labels and matching slipcase.

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