Lot n° 11
600 - 800
Result with fees
DINET (ETIENNE) & BEN IBRAHIM (SLIMAN) LA VIE DE MOHAMMED PROPHÈTE D'ALLAH. PARIS, PIAZZA, 1918
DEDICATED TO MR RAYMOND LAFFONT DIRECTOR OF COMPAGNIE GÉNÉRALE TRANSATLANTIQUE IN MARSEILLE (MARSEILLE 1916 - 2010 NEUILLY SUR SEINE)
In-4 brick morocco. First edition illustrated with 35 watercolor plates (27 off-text and 8 diptychs) by Étienne Dinet, 12 pages, introductory to the chapters, decorated, cover, lettering and various ornaments in the Moorish style by Mohammed Racim and a black map of the HEDJAZ AND SYRIAN ROUTE, all protected by captioned serpents. The book is dedicated "to the memory of Muslims who died for France". Edition of 925 copies, one of 800 on vellum (no. 795).
Size: 32.5 x 25.5 cm.
Private collection, Paris. By descent from the family of the late Mr. Raymond Laffont.
Painter Etienne Dinet met Sliman Ben Ibrahim in Algeria in 1889. Their collaboration was to prove fruitful, and together they produced 8 works. This very fine copy of the first edition is made unique by its dedication.
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