Paris: Ch. Massin & Cie, ND (ca 1928). First edition. Hardcover. Folio (13 1/8 x 9 1/2"). 7, pp (Text), 40 loose leaves (Plates). Original 3/4 burgundy cloth over illustrated paper covered portfolio, with red and black lettering to front cover. String ties. Illustrated title.
Illustrated with 40 plates (31 photographs of villas reproduced in heliogravure, and 9 full-page floor plans), this work is an architectural survey of Provence villas by the Saint Maxime resident and architect, René Darde (1883-1960).
The thirteen splendid villas featured in this portfolio are all located in the most beautiful places of the Var department: Sainte-Maxime, Canadel, Beauvallon, Cavalaire, Saint-Aygulf, and Saint-Raphael.
Some age-toning and sporadic soiling to covers. Head and tail of spine slightly frayed. Slight age-toning along paper margin. Text in French. Portfolio in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #43096