Paris: H. Chachoin, One of 500 copies on Velin, from a total run of only 520 copies. This copy inscribed by Paul Colin on the title page to Jeanne (Silvain) and Edmond Roze. Roze (1878-1943) was born Edmond Roos. He was a theater impresario and actor who joined the French resistance and was killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz. 1927, First Edition, a complete set of the most famous visual portfolio of the Josephine Baker / Folies-Bergere era in Paris. Folio (12.5 x 18.5 inches). Complete, with original wraps, inner red paper chemise, inner folder with limitation and copyright info, title leaf with plate on verso, second title page, 43 beautiful lithographs (41 done in vivid pochoir coloring), 2 calligrams, the preface by Rip and the introductory letter by Josephine Baker. Plates Near Fine or better. Bold, clean colors; no stains or smudging; minor wear to the edges of a few. Cover faded and edgeworn; wear to the fold of the red paper chemise, but still attached. Finally, this copy includes a 6.5 x 9 inch color pochoir plate by Colin mounted on paper board. The plate is not signed and shows a well dressed man ready for the rain with his umbrella and hat. The portfolio contains many of the most famous images of Parisian night life, including Josephine Baker in the banana and grass skirts, and a series of caricatures of African-American musicians and titillating dancers. A true snapshot of the times -- Art Deco, casual racism, caricature, satire and all. This item has very strong auction records, with even unsigned copies typically exceeding $20,000. Near Fine.