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Signé; Jean Galtier-Boissière / André Dignimont, Kieffer [Reliure Art Deco] - La bonne vie [avec aquarelle originale signée] - 1928

First illustrated edition of this dark novel on the brothels of the Belle Epoque, adorned with very pretty drawings by André Dignimont, first printing: 37 original drawings including 16 insets by A. Dignimont colored by Charpentier, Keller and Saudé.

Unique copy, enriched with a superb FULL-PAGE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR by Dignimont, accompanied by a double dedication signed by the author and the illustrator, quite "light", to the doctor from Lyon Jean Lacassagne (1886-1960).

Volume established in a very beautiful Art Deco binding signed René Kieffer, executed in full leather imitating snakeskin, mosaic of pieces in morocco, the title on the spine and stylized motifs with hearts in the center of the covers. Covers and spine preserved, margins untrimmed.
Piece on the back, bits and corners rubbed, otherwise an example in very good condition.

Printed at 575 ex. number this one of the 545 on pure thread vellum only large paper after 30 Japan. (#364).

The good life... This story, subtitled "Milieu novel" when it was published in 1925, depicts with a dark earthiness, sometimes sordid and always fair, life in brothels where the bourgeois comes to quench his thirst. forbidden pleasures, these temples dedicated to French love where people flock from all over the world to taste the refinement of the Paris of the Roaring Twenties. But far from glorifying the folklore of this other "beautiful" era after the great butcher of the First World War, Jean Galtier-Boissière. one of the great polemical journalists of the post-war period, takes us behind the scenes Jean Galtier-Boissière, born December 26, 1891 in Paris, died January 22, 1966 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, is a novelist , French polemicist, painter and journalist. (wikipedia)

André Dignimont is a French illustrator, painter and engraver, born August 22, 1891 in Paris where he died February 4, 1965. "Notable figure of Montmartre", he is renowned for his prints and light illustrations
dedicated to feminine beauty.

AUTHOR: André Dignimont / Jean Galtier-Boissière
TITLE: The Good Life.
PUBLISHER: ‎Henri Jonquières Editeurs Paris 1928 First edition illustrated by André DIGNIMONT small in-4 of (4)-207-(3) pp.,

Subject: Unique copy ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR by DIGNIMONT Envoi Sign GALTIER BOISSIERE Binding Art Deco KIEFFER Maisons Closes a Paris 1928

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Erotica, Fine Bindings, Illustrated, Literature, No Reserve Price, Regional interest
Author/ Illustrator Signé; Jean Galtier-Boissière / André Dignimont, Kieffer [Reliure Art Deco]
Book Title La bonne vie [avec aquarelle originale signée]
Condition Very good
Publication year oldest item 1928
Edition Illustrated Edition
Language French
Original language Yes
Binding/ Material Leather
Number of pages 207
Dimensions 24.5×19.5 cm
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