Suzanne et le Pacifique… avec des illustrations sur cuivre en coleurs par Daragnés. Jean GIRAUDOUX.
Suzanne et le Pacifique… avec des illustrations sur cuivre en coleurs par Daragnés.
Suzanne et le Pacifique… avec des illustrations sur cuivre en coleurs par Daragnés.

Suzanne et le Pacifique… avec des illustrations sur cuivre en coleurs par Daragnés.

Lyon: Cercle Lyonnais du livre, 1928.

Portfolio, with unbound letterpress sheets printed in folio and 32 handcoloured plates loosely inserted (and final colophon leaf signed by Daragnès); a fine example in original folding case with leather ties, housed within the publisher's slipcase.

Prepared for a select society of bibliophiles

An idyllic journey through the South Pacific by Jean Giraudoux, limited to 152 copies, of which the vast majority were reserved for members of the Lyon book club.

An idyllic journey through the South Pacific by Jean Giraudoux, limited to 152 copies, of which the vast majority were reserved for members of the Lyon book club.

This special edition is adorned with 32 plates tenderly prepared by French master printmaker Jean-Gabriel Daragnès, with further vignettes and ornaments scattered throughout the text. Daragnès collaborated on a number of private press productions, including a 1918 French language edition of Oscar Wilde's controversial Ballad of Reading Gaol.

The Cercle Lyonnais du livre enjoyed a wide membership, including veteran collectors such as Baron Robert Rothschild to professionals working in the production of fine books (including celebrated art nouveau bookbinder Charles Meunier).

Price (AUD): $1,850.00

US$1,322.28   Other currencies

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