Khadra. Danseuse Ouled Nail.
Dinet, Etienne & Ben Ibrahim, Sliman.
4to. , xi, 178 pp., illuminated miniature frontispiece, illustrated with 16 paintings by Etienne Dinet (10 full page), and decorated with Islamic designs by Mohammed Racim, text within borders, beginning of every chapter with an illumination, contemporary green morocco ornate on flat décor motif
Oriental, back nerves decorated, silk linings and guards green interior with gilt finials at the corners, cover and back case, original wrappers preserved. Framing and decorations, a hand written note in pencil on front fly leaf, Limited to 985 copies of which this copy is numbered 906 on BFK velum paper, Bookplate Albert Natural on front endpaper, title gilt on spine, upper edge gilt, marbled end paper, fitted in a green marbled box, copy in Mint condition, Edition d'art H. Piazza, Paris, 1926.
[Limited and numbered edition to 985 copies, of which 30 copies printed on Imperial Japonica paper containing a coloured suite of drawings, plus black and white drawings, 155 copies printed on imperial Japonica paper containing a black and white suite of drawings, and 800 numbered copies printed on BFK vellum paper with coloured drawings].
A superb art work produced by Piazza depicting various costumes, landscapes, and ways of life with the tribe of Ouled Nail in Algeria.
Ref: Cat. Fischer Library 582; Carteret IV, 141; Mahe I, 727; Monod 3809.