Quatre Inscriptions. [du palais de Chaillot]. by VALÉRY, Paul. Gaspard…

Quatre Inscriptions. [du palais de Chaillot]. by VALÉRY, Paul. Gaspard MAILLOL, illustrator.

~ Quatre Inscriptions. [du palais de Chaillot]. [Paris: Raphael Maillol, 1938]

Folio (385 × 287mm), ff. [12], including 1 lithograph and 1 woodcut plate, 3 special watermarks for the 1937 exhibition. Loose as issued in original wrappers. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

FIRST EDITION, copy 8 of 80, containing Paul Valéry’s four allegorical inscriptions for the modernist facades of the Palais de Chaillot, built for the 1937 Exposition internationale. Printed on paper made by Gaspard Maillol at the exhibition itself, with an account of its manufacture and a self portrait of him at work.

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