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Francis Carco edition, Albin Michel (1930s)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jun 23rd, 2016. Artwork published in
circa 1930
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    La Rue (1930)
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Alexis Orloff and tagged with “deauville”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    La Rue (1930)

    This edition of works by French author Francis Carco was published during the 1930s by Albin Michel in Paris. The quirky Fat Face used on the straightforward typographic covers is Deauville, a variation on the Normande genre — named after a prestigious seaside resort in Normandy —, designed by M. Loewe and first cast in 1927 by Fonderie Typographique Française. It was advertised as “the dream type” (le type rêvé) and came with Art Déco alternates for ‘a’ and ‘s’. The latter can be seen in “Huyghens” in the first picture.

    Alexis Orloff has more covers of Carco’s books by Albin Michel in his Flickr collection: While earlier editions used a range of uncoordinated styles, Jésus-la-Caille from 1948 still uses Deauville, albeit printed on grey paper of inferior post-war quality.

    La Rue (1930)
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Alexis Orloff and tagged with “deauville”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Palace Égypte (1933)

    La Rue (1930)
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Alexis Orloff and tagged with “deauville”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Mémoires d’une autre vie (1934)

    La Rue (1930)
    Source: https://www.flickr.com Uploaded to Flickr by Alexis Orloff and tagged with “deauville”. License: All Rights Reserved.

    L’Homme de Minuit (1938). In 1937, Carco was appointed member of the Académie Goncourt. Of course this honor was acknowledged on the cover.

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