PROVENCE, IN BEAUTIFUL ART DECO BINDING
(PROVENCE) RIPERT, Emile. La Provence. Paris: Renouard—H. Laurens, 1929. Royal octavo, contemporary full green levant morocco with red, gray, blue and ivory morocco onlays on front and rear covers, patterned endpapers, top edge gilt, uncut; original color-printed front paper wrapper and spine bound in. Housed in a custom leather-edged slipcase. $1500.
First edition of this survey of Provence, with folding map and numerous in-text photographic illustrations, beautifully bound in morocco with multicolored onlays in an Art Deco style by renowned craft binder Vida G. Benedict.
Part of the series Les Provinces Françaises, this volume includes a geographical and historical survey of the various regions of Provence, followed by a selection of texts about the province by some of the great French authors, such as Dumas, Hugo, Daudet, Zola, Lamartine and Sand. Text in French. Index and table of contents bound in at front.
Fine condition. A lovely volume.