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RÉGNY, Jane.

Le zodiaque.

Dessins de Mariette Lydis.

Paris, G. Govone, 1928 Stock Code: 126610
£650.00

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First and limited edition, number 20 of 1,000 copies printed for the friends of Jane Régny, this for "La Comtesse de Montgomery", presumably Lady Beatrice Eleanor Paget (1883-1973), 12th countess of Montgomery; from a total edition of 1,200, with 100 ordinary copies issued with an uncoloured frontispiece.

This is an attractive astrological plaquette combining the talents of tennis star-turned- fashion designer Balouzet Tillard de Tigny, known as Jane Régny - who opened a couture house dedicated to sports and travel fashion - and illustrator Mariette Lydis, who at this time was establishing her reputation as a fashionable illustrator and "began another affair with the art publisher of Les Presses de l'Hotel Sagonne, Comte Giuseppe Govone" (Jack Zipes in Béla Balázs, The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales, Princeton UP 2010, p. 59). Conspicuously uncommon: not located in British and Irish institutional libraries, with OCLC citing BnF, Koninklijke Bibliotheek and Miami only.

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Description

Square octavo, 16 pp. Original pale brown wrappers lettered in red.

Illustrations

Colour pochoir folding frontispiece and one plate from designs by Mariette Lydis; title page and colophon printed in red and black.

Condition

Covers lightly soiled and showing some signs of handling, internally clean and unopened.

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