Paris: Editions Denoel & Steele, 1931. First Edition. hardcover. Portfolio. Maroon paper-covered boards with black spine. Original paper label affixed to front cover. Ribbon closure. Unbound leaves loose in portfolio as issued. Ltd. Ed. Complete. Boards bumped and scuffed at corners; head and tail of spine just beginning to split at edges, with 1'' tears to cloth; intact and solid overall. Light creasing to corners of some pages; text and images clean and unmarked. Very good. Edition of 1100, this copy no. 214. Very good. Item #21971
24 numbered black and white plates of female nude studies. The woman pictured is the painter Adélaïde Verneuil de Marval, also the photographer's wife, photomodel, and collaborator. With table of contents and introduction by Jules Romains. In French.