Paris: L'illustration, 1938. Folio.
First edition. Illus. with color & b/w plates and drawings, most tipped in. Persian Miniatures illustrate the Mirror of Baghdad by Eustache de Lorey, color drawings by Jouve of the Tuareg of North Africa in an article by Pierre Benoit, color illustrations by Jean Gabriel Daragnes (1886-1950) of Indo-China, a brilliant color illustration by Jean A. Mercier, and Andre Maurois' Don Juan illus. by Carlos S. de Tejada are the highlights of this beautiful issue.
Edited by Rene Baschet Paris n.p. 1936 folio stiff paper wrappers (98) pages
Special Christmas issue of this periodical, dated December 5. First section of the magazine is devoted to advertisements for clothing, cars and beauty products. Includes spreads for the latest perfumes, ladies' undergarments and elastic stockings. A section of short articles and descriptions of the images follows. Includes a wide range of styles and time periods, from medieval stained glass windows to nineteenth-century Italian cityscapes. The introductory text to the following images is in English, though the rest of the discussion is in French. With announcements and book reviews in the back.