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Art and Antiques from Thailand & South East Asia, and Rare Books
Art and Antiques from Thailand & South East Asia, and Rare Books

Aquarelles de Grece, F. Perilla, Editions Perilla Athenes, 1943


Aquarelles de Grece (Watercolours of Greece), by F. Perilla.

Provenance; from the library of the late William St Clair (1937 - 2021), British historian, academic and author. William St Clair signature to first free endpaper with a pencil annotation. Please see our other listings for related works. 

Published by Editions Perilla Athenes, 1943, first edition. The thing that strikes home immediately with this book, is that it is really a rather lovely book to have been produced so deep into the Second World War at this time, whilst Greece endured a terrible time under occupation. This was probably produced in very limited quantities, and Worldcat only identifies 8 library holdings worldwide.

A very good paperback with card wraps - the cover is still covered in a glassine wrap which we have decided not to remove as the folded corners of the glassine inside are taped (to themselves, and not the underlying book).

The text is lovely and bright, featuring many tipped in colour plates -all accounted for. A little fragile between the sewn gatherings at the spine. Nonetheless, a charming book.

Text in French.


Weight approximately 211g (unpacked).

Approx Dimensions: 

Approximately 239mm high x 157mm wide x 7mm deep.