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Titre : Silhouettes / Poésies / Chansons
Éditeur : printed by Imprimerie Lavigne for Edition de Mutilés et Combattantes, Tananarive (Antananarivo), Madagascar
Date d'édition : 1921
Reliure : Soft cover
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
AN EXTRAORDINARILY RARE AND INTERESTING MADAGASCAR IMPRINT. Three parts in one, complete. 100 pp. The first part, "Silhouettes", by Bernard-Marcel Peyrouton (pp. 3-50), provides biographies (and full-page lithographed portraits by Georges Taillandier) of twelve prominent French World War I veterans living in Madagascar. The second part, "Poésies", by Adolphe Thomas (pp. 51-75), comprises poems illustrated with full-page plates by Madame Léone Georges Lapidus. The third part, "Chansons" by Léon Truitard (pp. 77-100), offers numerous songs, some with bits in local language(s), eclectically illustrated by three artists. DELUXE EDITION LIMITED TO 24 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 12 PRINTED ON "PAPIER ANTAIMORONA" (the other 12 are on far more common French wove paper). This beautiful, rustic handmade paper, long held in high repute, is manufactured by the Antemoro (Antaimoro), on the Southeastern Coast of Madagascar. BOOKS PRINTED ON THIS PAPER ARE OF THE GREATEST RARITY. This is furthermore THE DEDICATION COPY, signed by Adolphe Thomas on the dedication page. It comes from the collection of Madame Lapidus, the dedicatee. 8vo. ENTIRELY UNCUT IN ORIGINAL PRINTED PARCHMENT WRAPPERS. Fine and bright, with no defects. Not in WorldCat or the Bibliothèque Nationale. An outstanding item, in pristine condition. N° de réf. du libraire 38392
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