Paris: Arthaud, 1957. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's gray cloth, spine stamped in green, upper board stamped in blue, original illustrated dust jacket.
Collection of forty tipped-in black-and-white portrait photos of prominent midcentury painters, writers, and musicians by French photographer Michel Cot. Subjects include Jean Cocteau (who designed the dust jacket), Picasso, Marc Chagall, Colette, Jeanne Moreau, Marcel Marceau, Yves Montand, Sartre, Françoise Sagan, and others, accompanied by reproductions of self-portrait sketches. With text by French novelist and songwriter Pierre Mac Orlan. Text in French. Some offsetting from photos to opposite pages. Light toning to board edges; unclipped dust jacket with some edgewear and a few small closed tears. Very good. Item #6502