Grains de Poivre.
Illustrations de Janine Aghion.Paris: André Delpeuch, 1927 Stock Code: 136268
First and only edition, number 420 of 400 copies on Vélin du Marais au filigrane, from a total edition of 450 only.
A fine copy of this work, a classic of the art déco style, by French writer and orientalist Franz Toussaint, and illustrated by Janine Aghion (1894-1982), who worked with art déco forerunner Paul Poiret. Several of Aghion's striking costume designs are held at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Tall quarto. Original orange wrappers, titles in red and black to spine and front cover, untrimmed. In the glassine.
32 colour and line-drawing illustrations, including 13 full-page, of which 2 heightened in silver, by Janine Aghion.
A touch rubbed, faint partial toning to front free endpaper; else a fine copy.
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