Images de la Lune.
Paris: Maxmilien Vox, (1942). 9 x 13. 152 pages including 30 original etchings in black by Alexandre Alexeieff. Unbound signatures, as issued, in printed wraps and publisher's chemise & slipcase. Bit of foxing on last signature; case worn & faded. Very good. Item #17395
In these 33 stories, the Moon visits a lonely, city-bound boy every evening and tells him what the moon has seen in its travels. One of 995 copies for l'Union Bibliophile de France (from a total edition of 1070); this copy is out of series and not numbered. Text printed in black, pink, pale blue, & green. French translation by Marcel Belvianes.
Alexeieff"s images are atmospheric and cinematographic. He was also a filmaker, and invented the pin screen technique of creating animated films with a chiaroscuro effect.