Essay Writer

[illus. DUFY, Raoul] WILLARD, Marcel

Tour d'Horizon

Paris: Au Sans Pareil, 1920

Small 8vo, pp. 68. Original brown stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to panels and spine. Foxing to preliminaries and occasionally in text (but not affecting drawings), front wrapper detached and marked, spine worn with loss to head. Small contemporary ownership signature to title page.

First edition. One of 353 copies on Vergé d'arches, this copy unnumbered.

Marcel Willard [1889-1956] served in both wars, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre for his bravery in each. A lawyer and writer, he also served in the French Senate after the Second World War as a Communist. Au Sans Pareil, publisher of this slim volume of verse, was founded in 1919 by Willard's wife, Germaine Granjux. The presence of Dufy's illustrations combined with the very small print run has made this the scarcest of Au Sans Pareil titles.

Keywords: Marcel WILLARD Raoul DUFY"

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