Paris: René Kieffer, [1925]. iv,221,[3]pp. including map. Octavo. Full black Niger morocco, raised bands, elaborately decorated in blind with an African shield motif, t.e.g., original decorated wrappers bound in, by Kieffer. A fine copy. Item #WRCLIT62065

First illustrated edition, with color "Décors négres" by Jean Vergély. Prefatory note by Raymond Escholier. This is copy #1 of fifty copies specially printed on Japon Imperial, in addition to one thousand copies on vélin. The first edition of this fictional depiction of life in the Congo and environs appeared in 1924, and was picked up in the then current vogue for explorations of African exoticism. MONOD 2634. WORK, p. 238.

Price: $950.00