4to, pp. 249, , with one original watercolour by Pierre Brissaud, and 45 watercolours reproduced in pochoir plates with hand detail, in two suites on separate plates and again within the text; a fine copy in full black morocco gilt signed G Mercier Sr et son pere 1928, outer triangular roll tool and triple fillets, pointillé roll, then richly gilt border including corner shell devices and cupid’s bow and arrow tool, spine in six compartments, the second lettered direct, the rest richly gilt to a panel design, board edges with double gilt fillet, turns-ins gilt with floral corner ornaments, central geometric silk panel, the same to adjacent endpapers, marbled flyleaves, all edges gilt.
US $3536 €2864
A sumptuous edition of Boylesve’s libertine novel, beautifully illustrated with colourful erotic plates. Number 8 of 501 copies, and one of only seven copies on old Japon paper, with one watercolour and a double suite of illustrations in colour and black and white, signed to the limitation by the author and the illustrator.
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