Libraries are not made; they grow. Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
This is copy no. IV of a group of 15 copies (designated by roman numerals I through XV) set aside for the illustrator, André Dunoyer de Segonzac, beyond the stated limited printing of 195 numbered copies, of Quelques Sonnets de Ronsard, in its original slipcase, with an inscription to Antoinette Schulte, signed by Dunoyer de Segonzac.
This is number 80 of a limited, 200-copy Tériade (Paris) 1962 french language publication of Hesiode’s Les Travaux et Les Jours (Works and Days). This poem, by one of the earliest (circa 750-650 B.C.) Greek poets, Hesiode, has, as a principle theme, the concept of labor as an integral, worthwhile and necessary part of the human condition.
This is the January, 1965 Club du Poème (Genèvè) publication of the Claude Aveline (Evgen Avtsine) and Ossip Zadkine collaboration, “Portrait de l’Oiseau-Qui-N’Existe-Pas & Autre Poèmes”, with Aveline poetry, printed by Fequet et Baudier and 18 lithographs by Zadkine, printed by Mourlot frères.