Inscribed presentation copy, ‘Quebec, le 26 Fevrier 1931. Hommage de l’auteur Jean-Charles Harvey’. A collection of eleven short stories with a hint of science fiction, by Harvey, a Canadian journalist, editor and novelist. He was known for attacking bourgeois ideology in his work Les Demi-Civilés (1934) and was condemned by the Roman Catholic church, leading to a subsequent dismissal from his job at the journal Le Soleil. The cover illustration is by Simone Routier, a Quebec poet and writer, who studied drawing and sculpture at the Quebec School of Arts..see full details
A calligraphic certificate by Julia Beck, being the copy of a letter of 8 June 1914 sent by a leader of the women’s movement in France, Isabelle Bogelot to Canadian feminist, Lady Aberdeen endorsing the new book by Indiana feminist, May Wright-Sewell, entitled Genesis of the International Council of Women (1914).more...
It was written on behalf of the Conseil National des femmes françaises and this illuminated copy was perhaps for presentation at a later date.
Calligrapher Julia Beck was born in Stockholm in 1853 and moved to Paris in 1883. She became one of the first female artists from her country to make a living through art alone. She is best-known for her landscape paintings in the Impressionist style, which were highly regarded in France and abroad, but she supported herself partly through commercial calligraphy, at which she excelled. Beck was a committed advocate for women artists..see full details