BOURGET, Paul. Benito GARCIA, illustrator. ~ Le Testament. Nouvelle en prose par monsieur Paul Bourget de l’Academie Francaise. Illustrations de monsieur Garcia Benito. Paris: Francois Bernouard for Édition de La Guirlande, 1919.
Small folio (315 × 225 mm), pp. , including 3 full-page plates and 18 illustrations all pochoir coloured. Slight offsetting from illustrations, and browning to extreme margins. Original wrappers (with a further coloured illustration) preserved in early quarter straight grained morocco.
First edition of an early and immensely stylish art deco illustrated book. Number 20 of 154 copies (being one of the 150 on vélin d’Arches after 4 copies on japon). Garcia is perhaps best known for his work for Vogue in the 1920s.
Not in Carteret. Rare: OCLC lists copies at V&A and Cambridge outside continental Europe; no US copies.