[New York]: Published by the artist, . First Edition, Limited #46 of 100 copies. Folio portfolio.  pp text of title page and plate list; 25 SIGNED, numbered etchings (ranging in size 7 x 5" to 12 x 9") from plates engraved in copper by Mr. Lamotte and printed by hand in the artist's studio. Each etching is in a numbered folder and protected by a loose tissue guard and signed & numbered in pencil by Lamotte. Issued in clamshell box of blue cloth with red and gold leather label lettered in gilt. Portfolio box is faded and stained; small chipping to gilt of title label; cloth at two corners torn; etchings are clean and bright. Item #18595
'Bernard Lamotte was brought into the world to illustrate the writings of Marcel Proust.' (George Macy, LEC May, 1954 Monthly Letter introducing The Limited Editions Club edition of Proust's 'Swann's Way,' illustrated by Lamotte).' Bernard Lamotte (1903 – 1983) was a Paris-born artist, illustrator, painter, and muralist. He attended École des Beaux-Arts at the Sorbonne and studied under Bernand Corman and Lucien Simon (1861–1945). From 1932 to 1935, Lamotte traveled to Paris, Tahiti, and New York. In 1935 at the age of 32, he moved to New York City to pursue his art. Lamotte’s travels inspired his works, as demonstrated by his cityscapes of Paris, New York, and Tahiti. Lamotte beautifully captured modern day Parisian city life and street scenes. Lamotte’s style is reminiscent of other artists of the School of Paris, modern with a flair for the romantic. - wiki.