L’Age d’or. by HESSE, Raymond. Marcel VERTÈS, illustrator.

L’Age d’or. by HESSE, Raymond. Marcel VERTÈS, illustrator.

~ L’Age d’or. Paris: La Roseraie, 1926.

4to (282 × 206 mm), pp. [iv], 82, [6], plus 11 lithograph plates, all in two states, one coloured (and one in 4 states). Original wrappers. Glassine rather torn, but a very good copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

ONE OF 38 COPIES ON HOLLANDE (total edition 250), all plates in two states, signed by Hesse and Vertès, with a drawing, three pages of the original manuscript and the suppressed plate, plus a long inscription by Hesse to celebrated binder Paul Bonet (‘un de nos meilleurs et très grand relieurs d’art...’). Carteret IV, p. 202: ‘Édition recherchée, surtout en grand papier’.

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