London, South Kensington
8 December 2000
COLETTE, Sidonie Gabrielle & Marcel VERTES (illustrator). La Vagabonde, Paris: "A la City des Livres," 1927. 4° (282 x 225mm.), half title, coloured lithographed frontispiece and 14 coloured lithographed plates by Marcel Vertès, original wrappers printed in red and black (stitching loose or broken). ONE OF AN UNSTATED LIMITATION with an extra suite of the plates printed in sanguine, unbound as issued. PRESENTATION COPY, the front free endpaper inscribed, "A Madame la Marquise de Paris, Respectement, Vertès," with an original pen-and-ink portrait by Vertès.
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