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The Education of a French Model: Kiki's Memoirs.

Stock Code 110979

New York, The Boar's Head, 1950

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Translated into English by Samuel Putnam from the original French memoir written by Alice Prin, a French artist and model better known as Kiki, the 'Queen of Montparnasse'. The first English translation by Putnam appeared in 1930, published in Manhattan by Black Manikin Press, but it was immediately banned by the United States government. The book provides a personal account of Kiki's life as a model and her experiences in the art world.

First edition thus; 8vo; full-page black and white illustrations throughout, including reproductions of artworks by Kiki and photographs by Man Ray, light dampstaining to gutter, some offsetting to endpapers, bookplate to front pastedown, else unmarked internally; publisher's orange cloth, black lettering to spine, decoration in black to upper cover, hinges starting, light spotting to cloth, corners slightly rubbed, with the original pictorial dustjacket, slightly worn and stained, spine ends chipped with loss, else very good.

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