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Musset, Alfred De and Umberto Brunelleschi (illustrator)
La Nuit Venitienne, Fantasio and Les Caprices De Marianne [together with] Contes Du Temps Jadis
Paris [1913] and [1912]: L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza. Limited Edition. Quarto. Two volumes, presentation copies by the illustrator Umberto Brunellesch. The first volume: La Nuit Venitienne is limited to 500 copies, on Japon paper. The present copy is number 307 inscribed and signed by the artist dated 1914 to Morris [K]erztein(?) (Should have been spelled Herztein). Illustrated with 20 tipped-in full color plates by Brunelleschi with printed tissue guards. Laid in is a two page autographed letter from Margaret Andrews of San Francisco dated 1944 to Sidney M. Ehrman who was to become the recipient of these two volumes. Margaret Andrews acquired them from the late Dr. Herzstein. The letter explains the gift of the two volumes signed by Umberto Brunelleschi (Alfred de Musset's La Nuit Venitienne and Contes du temps Jadis which as she writes:..... "were very personal possessions of the late Dr. [Morris] Herzstein. They came from the San Francisco Costume Ball of 1944. These [point to] the fine friendship of the Ehrman and Hellman families and makes one believe it is appropriate to request your acceptance for your library for the pleasure of your family and greetings to you for Mrs. Ehrman". Sidney M. Ehrman 1873-1974) was a prominent San Francisco lawyer with the firm of Heller Ehrman White & Mcauliffe. He also served as a regent of the University of California, Berkeley whose gift in 1932 of $200,000 to the University established a Professorship in the name of his son Sidney Hellman Ehrman (1905-1930) that brought the distinguished James Westfall Thompson to the University. Sinc … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Alcuin Books [USA]

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