Poesies de Violette
Paris: Imprimerie National, 1950. Illustrations de Suzanne Tourte. Préface de Maurice Bedel. Although un-numbered (Instead, it has the recipient named), this is one of the 5 which contains an additional suite of engravings (held in a glassine wrapper, and closed with violet stickers). It is signed by both author and illustrator and with a short (5 lines) manuscript poem / dedication. In addition, it contains an original drawing of a hand holding a violet, signed in full by Suzanne Tourte. Uncut pages. Printed on paper from Marais Crèvecoeur 72 pages. 245 by 170mm (9¾ by 6¾ inches). Suzanne Tourte was a French figurative illustrator and artist. b. 1904 - d. 1979. In 1950, she was in the midst of a period called "windings" where the modeling of her characters is surrounded by a line. This work is a lovely example of this style.
Condition: The slip-case is in good, strong condition, with a touch of rubbing / fading only. The covers, with the coloured embossed front image, are in excellent condition, and now covered in archival protection (removable). Internally, the book is in fine condition.