Paris: Draeger Freres, 1936. Dufy, Raoul. No stated edition. Soft cover in original glassine jacket. Ca. 40p, 19 large watercolor pls. by Dufy. Jacket is chipped and torn at top. Owner's small neat name in red ink at bottom of front endpaper. Without the original slipcase. The cover is shown in two photos. Ca. 10 x 12 inches. One of the best of the annual new Year promotions issued by Maison Nicolas wines, though their name does not appear here. Item #30908
Each two-page spread quotes medical testimonials to the healing powers of wine for typhoid fever, appendicitis, depression, obesity, children's maladies, diabetes, writer's block, and other ailments. Below each plate is a dialogue among the participants, e.g., "For a diabetic, your friend is drinking and eating a lot." "His doctor not only allows him Bordeaux, he insists on it." In the preface, "Hommage au Vin," Marechal Petain describes how in wartime wine gives moral support to the soldiers and helps lead them to "la Victoire." Typography by Cassandre. Printed in red, blue, green, and black. Shipping/handling may be extra; please keep this in mind when ordering.