Dames seules. by VERTÈS, Marcel, illustrator. Francis CARCO.

Dames seules. by VERTÈS, Marcel, illustrator. Francis CARCO.

~ Dames seules. [Paris: Duchatel. 1932]

Folio (385 × 285 mm), pp. [14], plus 15 lithographed plates, each with tissue guard bearing a printed caption. Loose, as issued in original white wrappers. Very slightly creased, but an excellent copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY VERTÈS to the critic Roger-Marx (1933). Vertès’ humorous and warm-hearted caricatures on the theme of modern love between women had first appeared in issues of Le Rire in the same year. This is number 36 of 45 copies on Rives (total edition 52). Carteret IV, p. 396: ‘Édition recherchée et cotée, surtout en grand papier’.

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