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Gerda Wegener
Gerda Wegener / Contes de mon pere le jars Illustrated 1919 First Edition #6007
Paris: L'Edition Francaise Illustree, 1919. First edition (first printing). A fine copy in wrappers (paperback). In the original glassine. This is copy 64 of 100 (out of a total of 640) printed on hollande verge tiente. This copy has an original prospectus, which includes one full-size illustration, laid in. This copy has the small leather bookplate of Docteur Lucien-Graux, a doctor and member of the French resistance who was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Dachau, where he perished. His large book collection was sold by his widow at a series of nine sales in the 1950s. A beautiful book with a tragic history. Lili Elbe died of complications from one of the first sex re-assignment surgeries in 1931. Wegener died in Denmark in 1940, probably from complications from alcoholism, shortly after the Nazi's invaded the country. The author died in 1943 and the book's owner died a year later, both in concentration camps. Contes de mon pere le jars Gerda Wegener. First Edition 172 pages. 10 by 13 inches. Four adult fairy tales, inspired by Mother goose (the title translates as Tales of My Father Gander, a play on Charles Perrault's Mother Goose tales, titled originally in French as Les Contes de ma mère l'Oye." Allatini travelled in French artistic circles, providing the text for a few livres d'artiste as well as collaborating at times with this cousin the composer Darius Milhaud. Allatini and his wife Helene died at Auschwitz in 1943. The illustrations for this book are by the Danish artist Gerda Wegener (nee Gottlieb), who provides twelve full-page color works reproduced in fa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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