Paris: Mercure de France, 1933. Octavo. Full forest-green morocco, with borders of repeating gilt ruled lozenges with blindstamped-dicing, fore and bottom edges untrimmed, all edges gilt on the rough. Trace of slight rubbing to joints, lower fore- corner of free endsheet creased, otherwise fine. half-morocco chemise and morocco faced slipcase. Item #WRCLIT59423
First edition of the first volume in the "Chronique de Pasquier" cycle (1933-1945). One of 1625 numbered copies on vergé pur fil Lafuma. "Jacques Anthoine-Legrain (1907– ca. 1970) was Pierre Legrain’s stepson and assistant. Beginning in 1929 he continued the late master’s geometric aesthetic and gained high standing as a design binder in his own right" - Six Centuries of Master Book Binding at Bridwell Library. TALVART & PLACE (DUHAMEL) 77.