Lyoin-Paris: Editions Lugdunum, 1946.
First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 23 x 28.5 cm (9 x 11.25 in.), 26 pp text + 10 plates, all original etchings. Text pages in uncut gatherings, plates loose, all laid into a folder with "Serge Rovinsky" printed in red on the front. Number 69 of 100 numbered copies, all issued hors commerce for friends of Serge Rovinsky, along with an unspecified number of unnumbered copies for the collaborators. Printed on Johannot paper. Some uneven discoloration and staining to the front cover and spine of the folder. Minor dampstain to lower corner of one text gathering and to margin of one plate, but overall still quite a nice copy of this scarce work. Rovinsky was born in Warsaw in 1895 and spent his childhood in Manchuria (where he first became acquainted with Chinese lacquer painting and began learning techniques he later used in his own work). After serving in the First World War, he emigrated to France in 1920 and dedicated himself to art, specializing in creating laquered furniture, screens, and other decorative objects. He died in Paris in 1945, and this book, published shortly thereafter, was likely made as a tribute.