MARSEILLE Album Artistique [cover title]. Paris, Levy et Neurdein Reunis, [1920s].
Oblong 4to. Cream card wrappers, lettered in gilt; unpaginated; with numerous photogravure plates, with captions and accompanying tissue guards; contemporary ink gift inscription to front fly leaf, dated 1926; a few very light unobtrusive marks to boards; light chipping to top and bottom edges of boards; discolouration to tissue guards, a very good copy of a wonderful collection of photographs from across Marseille.
'Lévy et Neurdein Réunis was a French printing house and photograph publishing company in Paris that was created about 1920 when the printer Émile Crête acquired the printing firms Lévy Fils et Cie and Neurdein Frères. The new company was known as Lévy et Neurdein Réunis and was located at 44, rue Letellier in Paris. This photographic studio continued to issue lithographic postcards, some of which were hand-colored real photograph postcards. On some of these, a separate photo credit was employed by placing the photographer's initials on the front of the card without an additional credit line or trademark. In 1932, the company was incorporated into the Compagnie des Arts Photomécaniques (CAP)' (Dumbarton Oaks Archives).