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Le Testament. Nouvelle en prose par monsieur Paul Bourget de l’Academie Française.
Paris: printed by Francois Bernouard for Edition de La Guirlande, 1919.
ONE OF THE EARLIEST AND ONE OF THE BEST ART DECO ILLUSTRATED BOOKS.
First edition of this novella by Bourget, illustrated with 22 beautifully hand-colored pochoir plates by Garcia Benito, of which three are loose, full-page hors-texte plates.
Edition limited to only 154 numbered copies, of which this is one of 150 printed on fine, thick Arches wove paper.
Folio. Original wraps. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS.
Extremely rare, especially in such pristine, fresh condition.