Paris: H. Piazza, 1923. Limited First edition. Softcover. 1/1500. Folio (12 x 9 1/4"). 102, pp. Uncut. Original glassine over illustrated dust-jacket and blind wrappers. Illustrated title in red and black lettering. Book housed in its original tan cloth slipcase.
Illustrated with nineteen tissue-guarded mounted polychrome plates, as well as twelve black & white vignette drawings and six initial letters decorated in red by Danish illustrator and designer Kay Nielsen (1886-1957), "Sous le Signe du Rossignol" (Under the Sign of the Nightingale) is a delightful tale for children by French author Henry Jacques (1886-1973).
One of 1,500 numbered copies on Japan paper, of which this is No. 418.
Small abrasion at upper spine of slipcase. Some age-toning to glassine. Text in French. Slipcase in overall good to good+, glassine in good, dust-jacket, wrappers and interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #42180