Les Ombres heureuses de Monte-Carlo. by LEPAPE, Claude, illustrator. Jean…

Les Ombres heureuses de Monte-Carlo. by LEPAPE, Claude, illustrator. Jean COCTEAU, preface.

~ Les Ombres heureuses de Monte-Carlo. Paris: [Deberny et Peignot and Lafayette], 1947

Folio (382 × 285 mm), pp. [6], plus 12 coloured etched plates, each with their own title page. Loose and uncut in original wrappers. Pale blue chemise and slipcase. Small stains to paper cover.
From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

FIRST EDITION. A series of neatly-coloured etchings by Lepape (prefaced by Cocteau)—stylish and leisurely scenes around Monte-Carlo, with people walking the streets, dining, playing tennis, gambling and roaming the beaches. The artist studied in France at the École Nationale des Beaux-Arts and the Art Students League, New York; he showed work in collective exhibitions such as Salon Comparaisons and Salon du Dessin et de la Peinture à l’Eau in Paris. Number 95 of 100 copies (there were a further 10 hors commerce copies, total edition 110).

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