Scheler (Lucien)..., Bibliotheca Wittockiana, No. 50/600, SIGNED, VG

Sold Out
Unit Price

Scheler, (Lucien)...
Antoine Coron
Bibliotheca Wittockiana
Release Date:
Seller Category:
Qty Available:
Used: Very Good
Sku: 00116
Notes: Very Good, First Edition, Limited Edition, no. 50 of 600 copies, SIGNED, INSCRIBED, 8vo, 10" x 7 1/2." Text is in French. Black-and-white wrappers. Black lettering on white spine. Covers have bumped tips and a few stray marks to front and back, else clean and intact, binding tight. Pages pristine and intact. Photocopied printout in French from Bibliotheca Wittockiana about this book laid in. Back colophon: "Exemplaire 50; Ce catalogue, compose en Garamond, a ete acheve d'imprimer le 13 mai 1987 par l'atelier Merat, a Paris. Il en a ete tire 600 exemplaires, dont 100 hors commerce." 225 pp., including black-and-white illustrations. Beautiful presentation copy signed and inscribed by Lucien Scheler to Rita. Inscription written in black pen on first page. Lucien Scheler (1902-1999) was a French author, poet, publisher, and bookseller specializing in antique books. He was a member of the French Resistance against Nazism during World War II. He helped protect other Resistance members by concealing them in hideaways and forging documents in his bookstore. A comprehensive catalog that accompanied an exhibition at Bibliotheca Wittockiana, a public museum and library, in Brussels from May to June 1987. The show featured the personal book collection of Scheler. The exhibition reflected Bibliotheca Wittockiana's specialization in books and bookbindings.