DECOUVERTE DE LONGVIEW, by Luc Durtain and Frans Masereel - 1927 [Ltd. Ed.]


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Decouverte de Longview

by Luc Durtain

illustrated by Frans Masereel 

Limited edition, in French.  Paris:  Editions Rene' Kieffer, 1927 

Softback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Cream paper wraps have wood cut illustration and titles in red, blue and black on front cover.  
  • Wraps show some wear, smudges, aging, bumps, edgewear.  Corners are bumped.  See photos.  
  • Spine has no text and is darkened, with chipped ends.
  • Binding is secure. 
  • End papers are age toned; fep at back shows a crease.  See photos. 
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.  
  • Interior is age-toned.  Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have deckle fore and foot edges, and are foxed.  See photos.  
  • Wraps are covered in glassine paper, age toned.  Irregular tear to the glassine wrapper on back cover.  See photos.  
  • PS2023.0329

48 pages. 8 x 10.25 inches

A new story by Luc Durtain (pseud. for Andre Robert Gustave Nepreu, 1881-1959) -- part novel, part travelogue, part social commentary, -- inspired by Durtain's travels across America.  Longview, Washington, is a busy port town on the Columbia River.

Featuring woodcut prints by the Belgian artist Frans Masereel.  A handsome piece of letterpress printing, each page is bordered by a stars and stripes band in red and blue.  Printed January 5, 1927, at the presses of master printer Coulouma, at Argenteuil.

This is copy 20/200 printed on Madagascar paper.  

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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