"The Power of Perfume"

    [Matisse, Derain, Bérard, Van Dongen, illustrators]. Paul Valéry, et al. Parfums. Sainte-Catherine: L'Imprimerie Kapp, 1945.

    Edition limited to 1,000 copies, of which this is number 461. Small folio. Pages unnumbered. Title, table of contents, limitation page, text and illustrations. With four essays on perfume and accompanying full-page color illustrations (measuring 13.75 x 10.75 inches) and head and tail pieces by the following: Paul Valéry and Henri Matisse; J. de Lacretelle and André Derain; Louise de Vilmorin and Christian Bérard; and Colette and Van Dongen. Text in French.

    Original large wrappers with loose sheets laid in, as issued. Wrappers toned. Stain to the top edge of the Valéry essay; offsetting from the Van Dongen illustrations to the pages containing the Colette essay. Else a fine copy of a lovely, consummately French production. Scarce.

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