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La maison de rendez-vous.
Paris, Editions de Minuit, No. 21 of 99 copies printed on Pur Fil Lafuma paper. 1965 - Edition Originale/First Edition of a French novel. The text is in FRENCH. 215 pp. 5 ½ in. x 7 ½ in. This copy is bound by Pierre-Lucien Martin (1913-1985), with his name stamped on the lower edge of the inner front cover. The binding features a spine and sides of black polished leather with an in-laid geometric design in light blue, blue, and orange leathers. With gilt outlining and gilt titling,and dark blue paper over boards and with cover fore-edges in black polished leather. Top edge gilt. Red end papers with original printed spine and covers bound in. A dark blue paper-covered felt-lined slipcase with the outer edges in black polished leather. Small leather owner’s label with initials "JD" on the front free end-paper. This book has an unusual and beautiful geometric binding. M. Martin ranks high among the outstanding French design bookbinders of the last 50 years. He was trained at the École Estiènne in Paris and worked for a number of binders before striking out on his own after World War II. His designs are characterized by subtle coloring and geometrical patterns seeking to create a three-dimensional effect. His bindings are very uncommon in the marketplace. An extremely fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
Last Found On: 2014-09-28           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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