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410 Kirchner (Raphael, 1876-1917). A collection of 175 original illustrations to Le Bandeau by Felicien Champsaur, published Paris, La Renaissance du Livre, [1916], a specially bound copy of the book illustrated by Raphael Kirchner, with 8 colour plates by Chimot, Dardier, Kirchner and De Lambert, plus vignettes by Benedictus, Morin, Orazi and Lorenzi, interleaved with approximately 175 original pen and black ink vignette illustrations by Kirchner for this work,each bound in alongside the relevant page, many with printer's measurements in pencil to margins, some with whiting out, and five related autograph and typewritten letters relating to the book bound in at the front of the volume, including one by the author Champsaur, two from the publisher, one from the Theatre Edouard VII, and one from Joseph Schurmann, each with original envelope, all dated 1918, plus a further portion of manuscript verse in French by Champsaur tipped-in to front endpaper, and the author's cut signature, mounted to preceding leaf, top edge gilt, contemporary three-quarter terracotta crushed morocco (by E. Jarrigeon), spine gilt, a few minor marks to covers, large thick 8vo A unique copy of this frivolous French social satire by Felicien Champsaur, first published in 1916, and promoted as entertainment for the troops in the trenches at the time, with numerous fine original drawings made specially for the book by Raphael Kirchner bound in. (1) ÂŁ2000-3000

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