Paris: Chez Henri Colas, Éditeur; Bordeaux: Chez Rousseau Frères, 1944. Albin-Guillot, Laure. First edition. 4to., 16 titled folders with texts printed in grey-green ink, with multicolored border lines, each containing a loose original signed 31 x 25 cm. Fresson print; several are on colored emulsions. All 16 fascicles are contained in a printed paper over card portfolio, which is age toned, and then housed in a printed paper over boards clamshell box, which is soiled, worn and lacking the backstrip. The printed contents and Fresson photographs are all fine and bright. Issued in an edition of 50 copies for subscribers, each signed by the author, photographer and editor; additionally, there were 20 copies signed for the collaborators. This copy is not numbered; however, it is signed by all three principals and inscribed and dated by Laure Albin-Guillot. Item #53544
In this portfolio, Laure Albin-Guillot used the poem by Marcelle Maurette as inspiration for her suite of 16 photographs. Albin-Guillot favored the Fresson photographic process, a form of carbon printing which allowed for great latitude and control over the final print, and is among the most permanent of continuous-tone photographic processes. See: Desveaux, Daphine, et al. LAURE ALBIN GUILLOT, 1879 - 1962: L'ENJEU CLASSIQUE. Paris: La Martiniere, 2013. p. 152 - 153; 163.