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    Copy Number One, One of Only Four Copies Printed on "Vieux Japon", and with a Suite of Color Deconstruction Plates, in a 1920's French Art Deco Binding

    [Kees Van Dongen, illustrator] Victor Margueritte. La garçonne. avec 28 hors texte de Van Dongen. [Paris]: Ernest Flammarion, [1926]. First illustrated edition, copy number "1," one of only four copies printed on Old Japon and with a suite of color deconstruction plates of the twenty-eight illustrations in the text. Out of a total edition of 778 copies printed. One quarto volume of text, one quarto volume of plates. [viii], 386, [1, colophon], [1, blank]; [ii], [with 147 pochoir lithograph plates, each with tissue guard] pages. With twenty-eight black and white plates throughout the text volume. Uniformly bound by Flammarion (each volume stamp-signed on inside front cover) in a contemporary full brown levant morocco art deco binding. Covers stamped in gilt in geometric patterns and with multi-colored leather onlays, spines similarly bound, but with brown gilt morocco lettering labels, gilt board edges and turn-ins, peach silk doublures and liners, top edge gilt, others uncut. In original custom-build morocco-tipped marbled slipcase. Original wrappers bound-in in the text volume. Spines a bit sunned and rubbed, small bookplate in upper corner of both front pastedowns, some wear and splitting to slipcase. A fine copy of an unusual item.

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    This novel, originally published in 1922, was considered pornography in France and other countries (it is translated into English as "The Bachelor Girl" or "Tomboy"). The title character chose to live life on her own terms, which included having various sex partners of both genders (in the 1936 film adaptation, one of her female lovers was portrayed by Edith Piaf).





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