Editions Arc en Ciel. Paris. 1944. No. 332 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Generously inscribed by Serge on the half-title. 80 colour lithographs and 22 pages of text with colour pochoir illustrations, loose and housed in a red decorated card portfolio box. French. 260 x 320mm. 1.4kg. . Good; lithographs and text in near fine condition, half-title and plate 35 have some light creasing with some offsetting from red portfolio; some wear to portfolio, rubbing to edges, split to edges of internal pockets.
A collection of lithographs by Serge, celebrating the fun and drama of the French cirucs. Maurice Feaudierre, better known by his pen-name Serge, was a passionate chronicler of circus life during the middle years of the twentienth-century. In Panorama du Cirque he provides 80 loose lithographs (black line drawings with a variety of single-coloured backgrounds) depicting various wonders of the circus, including acrobats, jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists and the ring master. The text is warmly inscribed by Serge 'Pour la Troublante et Mysterieux Normande et son epoux Fernand le Terrible'.