RÉGNIER, Henri de. André-Édouard MARTY, illustrator. ~ Scènes mythologiques. Avec 40 eaux-fortes originales. Paris: [Argenteuil: Coulouma for] ‘Le Livre’, 1924.
16mo (256 × 125 mm), pp.  Etched ornaments and illustrations, all present in an additional state on chine. Uncut in original smooth calf, spine with red labels, slipcase. Upper hinge just cracking toward head, but still a fine copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
First edition of this modern-day fable sequence with superb, finely-etched symbolist illustrations by Marty. This copy is number 10, one of 10 on japon with an extra suite on chine (of a total edition of 350). ‘André Marty studied philosophy and then travelled to Italy. He studied in Cormon’s studio at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He exhibited regularly in Paris, at the Salon des Arts Décoratifs, of which he became a member of the jury in 1925, and at the Salon des Humoristes. He was influenced by the illustrator Boutet de Monvel. He was very popular and produced posters for the Russian ballet, stage sets and sketches for fashion magazines... The illustrations in his stylised manner were appealing and achieved great popularity for the grace of the figures and their surroundings’ (Benezit). He is best known in Britain as a successful poster designer for the London Underground in the 1930s.
Carteret IV, p. 336: ‘Édition originale et premier tirage de cette belle publication, trés recherchée et cotée; elle est illustré par un artiste de talent’.