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La Bataille, (The Battle), by Claude Farrère, illustrated by D. Charles Fouqueray. 1925. One of 350 copies on Arches paper. A letter signed by the author is included in the book. One reference to Farrère today is the perfume "Mitsouko" by the perfumer Guerlain. Mitsouko was a beautiful Japanese woman whose name meant "mystery". She had a wretched love affair with an English officer in this novel. Full leather binding in oriental style by Marot-Rodde.

The watercolor, not from the book, depicts the American troops walking under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Bastille Day, July 14, 1919. The B&W engraving is from the book Les Croix de Bois (The wooden crosses) by Roland Dorgeles.

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