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René Benjamin / Clément Serveau - La Dernière nuit - 1930

René Benjamin / Clément Serveau - La Dernière nuit - 1930

René Benjamin / Clément Serveau - La Dernière nuit - 1930
Illustrated, Literature - Quantity: 1 - Limited edition, Numbered edition - Book

Very beautiful first edition illustrated with 12 wood engravings in colour by the painter and engraver, Clément Serveau (1886-1972), including a frontispiece and cover vignette.

One of the 750 copies, numbered from 101 to 850 (N. 453), on vellum paper from the Rives papermills.

Softcover, illustrated cover with flaps. Very beautiful, fresh and clean copy. Uncropped.

Account by René Benjamin in 1928: “... je me rappelle, ému, une nuit de l'année dernière, en Touraine, dans le jardin de mon ami Serre-Gilles " p. 6.

René Benjamin born on 20 March 1885 in Paris and died on 4 October 1948 at the Saint-Gatien Clinic in Tours was a French writer, journalist and lecturer. Winner of the Prix Goncourt in 1915 for his novel “Gaspard” that he wrote at the Tours hospital where he stayed for several months since he had been
seriously injured in September 1914. He was received at the Académie Goncourt in 1938.

Clément Serveau (1886-1972) French painter, draughtsman, engraver, and illustrator. Artistic director of Ferenczi editions from 1919, he illustrated, using the engraved wood technique, many works (78) of the Modern Illustrated Book. Colette was its literary director for several years. He also participated in about thirty other works. He received a medal of honour in 1920, bronze in 1921, silver in 1926 and finally gold in 1929.

René Benjamin / Clément Serveau
La dernière nuit
Paris, Flammarion, 1930
Quarto (24 x 19 cm); 79 pp.

Lot details
Number of Books
Illustrated, Literature
Author/ Illustrator
René Benjamin / Clément Serveau
Book Title
La Dernière nuit
Publication year oldest item
Illustrated Edition
Original language
Limited edition, Numbered edition
Number of pages
24×19 cm
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