ART DECO BINDING

La Sandale Ailée.

Paris, Société des amis des livres modernes, 1914.

4to, pp. [8], 222, [4], with ten full-page colour plates in two states with differing colourways, with a further nine half-page images, appearing in one state within the text and another on additional sheets, numerous monochrome vignettes; a superfine copy in a stunning near-contemporary binding of full tan morocco by Canape and Corriez dated 1927, boards with corner bouquets onlaid in three coloured leathers, ruled to a panel design with a triple gilt rule and single pointillé rules, central circular panel to upper board with lyre device onlaid in cream morocco with brown morocco ornaments, on a gilt ground, within a double gilt fillet and single pointillé border, spine in six compartments with gilt-ruled raised bands, second compartment direct-lettered gilt, the others with central flowers of onlaid leathers within a double gilt fillet and single pointillé roll, board edges with a double gilt fillet, doublures richly gilt with a floral tool within a single gilt fillet border, central panels of lilac watered silk, matching lilac silk endpapers, all edges gilt; with the original wrappers bound in. Preserved in a leather-lined slipcase of marbled paper boards and matching morocco.

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Limited edition, Comte Foy’s copy, number 35 of 125 copies produced for the members of the Société of this compendium of free verse by the Mallarmé-circle symbolist poet Henri de Régnier, attractively illustrated with reproductions of watercolours by noted French artist Antoine Calbet.

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