Title: Le Roi Peste
Author: Edgar [Allan] Poe
Illustrator: calligraphie et illustre par J. [Joe/Jean] Hamman
Description: Exemplaire no. 262 [cetta edition: 50 sur Japon, 500 sur Velin de Cuve]. Bound in patterned leather. Light wear along edge and ends of spine. Previous owner's custom bookplate on front paste-down; unmarked; a few minor smudges, else interior is clean. 52 leaves.  printed pages. 23.3 x 18.4 cm.
Edgar Allan Poe's comically grotesque plague-satire ''King Pest.'' Calligraphy and color illustrations throughout by the French designer and illustrator Joe [Jean] Hamman (1883-1974). Hamman was also known being a pioneer actor, producer and director of French cowboy films between 1907 and 1937. He studied in London and in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Jean Cocteau wrote the foreword for his 1962 autobiography.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: Editions Rene Kieffer, Relieur d'Art
Keywords: Joe Hamman, Jean Hamman, King Pest, Rene Kieffer, illustrated,
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