Brussels, Editions de la Chimère, 1922, in-8, black morocco, upper plate decorated with a mosaic decoration composed of an alternation of five green bands, gray and aubergine creating a window opening on a garden, title and author gilded on smooth back, black morocco contreplats encircled with a gilded frame, anthracite gray checkered silk cons-guard, preserved covers and backs, gilded edges, under shirt and lined cases, 186 pages, 3 sheets unencrypted, (Robert Binder) Good son).
Beautiful and exceptional book combining a rare binding by Robert Bonfils and the originals of the artist who served for illustration. The thirty-one original drawings of the Robert BONFILS book are in-fine, including 10 originals in India ink on tracing paper, 20 watercolor drawings on paper and the binding model.
This book brings together all the protagonists of Claudine and closes this series with sensitivity and finesse. Limited edition of 1,000 copies. One of the 50 Dutch paper copies of Van Gelder (No. 46). Provenance Leon Comar collection, with his ex-libris. Slight wear on the shirt and the case.