BOOKS: (8) Felix Lorioux + (2) sets notecards, 8 hardcover books, in French, illustrated by Felix Lorioux (French, 1872-1964): 1) Teresah, Contes Merveilleux. Librairie Hacehette. No date. 160 pages with 9 color plates and black and white drawings. 2) Bernard Roy. Le Buffon des Enfants, volume I Les Oiseaux de Chez Nois. Marcus. 24 pages. Binding loose, cover toned and cracked at spine. 3) Bernard Roy. Le Buffon des Enfants, volume II Les Insects. Marcus. Later printing, 1954. 24 pages. 4) Charles Robert-Dumas. Contes de Nacre de ma Mere Grand. Boivin & Cie. 1937. 160 pages with 8 tipped on color plates and black and white drawings. 5) Contes de Perrault. Librairie Hachette. 1926. 72 pages with color illustrations throughout. Binding loose, pages soiled with small tears. 6) Bernard Roy. Le Buffon des Enfants, volume V - Nos Oiseaux et leaurs Nids. Marcus. 1956. 7) Fables de la Fontaine. Marcus. 1949. Jacket soiled, pencil lines across front, with small tears. 8) A second copy of the Fables, 1949, jacket in worse condition with multiple large tears. 7.25"w x 9"h (smallest), 9.5"w x 12.5" (largest). WITH (2) incomplete sets of note cards, each card a tri-fold featuring a short story and illustrations. The cards are numbered on the back 1-14, both sets are missing #6 and one is also missing #1. The cards and envelopes are enclosed in a cardboard folder labeled "Fables de Fontaine" which slides into a slipcase. One slipcase has been repaired but is still fragile, the other is in pieces, but has a label on the outside marked, in Lorioux's hand "Noel, 52" with a gold star.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925