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Traversée de Paris. Par Marcel Aymé, avec des gravures de Jean Oberlé. [Crossing Paris, in French]

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Traversée de Paris. Par Marcel Aymé, avec des gravures de Jean Oberlé. [Crossing Paris, in French]

by Aymé, Marcel, 1902–1967

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¶ ÉDITION ORIGINALE, et la seule séparée; EXEMPLAIRE NOMINATIF pour Béatrice Leval, qui était une cliente importante de l’éditeur en 1939 et 1944–46; avec la carte gravée de son directeur Raymond Nasenta, qui « prie Madame Fernand Leval de bien vouloir accepter cet exemplaire de ‘La Traversée de Paris’ imprimé spécialement à votre intention, en hommages respectueux de l’éditeur ».   ¶ FIRST EDITION, and still the only separate edition; completed on Bastille Day 1946. This is an unnumbered exemplaire nominatif printed specially for Beatrice Leval of New York, who was buying some fairly serious pictures at the time — notably Vuillard La table, la fin du déjeuner chez Madame Vuillard ca 1895, which brought $2.48 million at auction last year.   ||| Series: Le vin de Paris, 2.  Collation: In 4s (330 × 255 mm irregular): Fifty-two leaves, paginated [1–6] 7–98 [99–104], including the last leaf (pages [103–104]) blank and genuine. Title printed in red and black, Charpentier’s device on title printed in red, one five-line initial also in red.  Illustration: THIRTEEN FULL-PAGE ETCHINGS (versos blank) and one half-page etching, by Jean Oberlé (1900–1961).  Binding: Quires laid in printed wrappers, as issued. Gray chemise lettered in white, gray slipcase.  Condition: Fine, the chemise and slipcase partly sunned and slightly rubbed.  References: Monod (1992) 693; Darreau (2000) [56].  Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911–2004), of New York, picture-collector (Christie’s 2005, $10.6 million).   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de précisions, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous.


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Traversée de Paris. Par Marcel Aymé, avec des gravures de Jean Oberlé. [Crossing Paris, in French]
Aymé, Marcel, 1902–1967
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J. G. Daragnès, for Éditions de la Galerie Charpentier (Raymond Nasenta)
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Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts is a private, research-intensive rare-book dealer of forty years' experience in and around New York, specialized in exceptional books, manuscripts, and cultural property. Jay Dillon has been responsible for selling or appraising more than $100 million worth of books and manuscripts spanning some three thousand years. In 1989 Jay Dillon was the editor and principal author of a richly annotated catalogue that was hailed in the English press as one of the ten best books -- of any kind -- published that year. In 1994 he was invited to narrate the Discovery Channel program on the history of monopoly; and four years later he was consulted by the Zapruder family in connection with their famous film of the assassination of President Kennedy -- which, as it turned out, Mr Dillon valued more accurately than any other appraiser. The firm maintains a wide and productive network of relationships both among private collectors and in the trade; and we are currently engaged in building a number of outstanding private collections for our clients. Books and manuscripts offered to the public are mainly duplicates from our clients' libraries, or otherwise surplus to their needs. Our appraisal services include formal appraisals for insurance, estate-settlement, and tax purposes. For details please contact


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