LE BANDEAU NOIR
French crime novels collection launched in 1943 on the S.E.P.E. label, but it was planned and conceived by the Ferenczi brothers in exile as early as 1941. The first novels that were published had been written on request and bought by the Ferenczi.
Circa 50 issues between 1943 and 1950. Only french authors, first due to the german occupation, later on by choïce.
Many great stuff. Sometimes extraordinary. Always interesting. Ideas, writing skills, know-how, inventivity.
cover art: Géo Sogny
Publisher: Société d’Editions et de Publications en Exclusivité/SEPE
Publishing director: probably Henri Filipacchi
source: amsaklapper’s collection