RATHBONE, Augusta (artist), and Juliet THOMPSON (photographer) and Virginia THOMPSON (author). French Riviera Villages. New York, Mitchell Kennerly, 1938.
Small folio. Original unbleached linen with printed paper labels to spine and front cover, map endpapers, in the rarely seen original box, imitating cloth, with printed label on lid; 12 reproductions of colour etchings, 'all done by hand' and 60 photographic half-tone illustrations; box with minimal wear, internally fine.
First edition, one of 1000 copies printed. This is an artistically outstanding book on the French Riviera, with masterful colour plates by the Californian-born artist and printmaker Augusta Rathbone (1897-1990). She had learned fine printmaking from Nora Hamilton in Chicago and studied with various ateliers in Paris. For this book she teamed up with Juliet and Virginia Thompson to publish this all-women production.