This is copy #846 of 1000 copies printed on Velin La Hulpe filigrané, from an edition of 1100 copies, published by Snoeck-Ducaju & Fils Gand in February, 1947, of Denise Van Moppes french translation of the Hungarian writer Jolán Földes’ most famous novel, “La Rue du Chat Qui Pêche”, the story of Hungarian emigrants in Paris.
This edition is profusely illustrated by the artist Frans Masereel, and is signed by the author, artist and editor on the limitation page.
The slipcase, textured tan wrap with green linen edges, has cracks at the ends of the spine, and light surface scuffs, but it is sound overall, with no prominent stains or loose sections. The cover, an open folder with a raised white lattice, green linen at the hinges, black type and green illustration at the spine, is very good overall, but with a stain at its base (see photo). It has no other stains, no cracks and no structural weakness.
The inner cover, a heavyweight off-white board with black lettering, is sunned to its borders, and with a few spot stains, but it has no sizable stains, no tears or other flaws. The 349 numbered pages, loose and folded into 16 page sections (app. 8.25″ x 11.5″ folded size), are in excellent condition. There is creasing at the upper gutters, apparently a the printing flaw, but no tears, stains, writing or fade. The art and lettering are in uniformly fine condition. The only attachment is a stamp (Ex Libris, 21-22 Grand Place, Bruxelles), to an otherwise blank end page.
The accompanying photos are accurate reflections of this copy’s conditions.
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