Ending 28th Jan, 2024 17:00

Erotica. Objects of Desire

  Lot 42



La Femme et le Pantin

pp. 175, (i), (i), half-title with colophon verso, original colour etching as frontispiece, printed title in red and black with publisher's vignette (repeated on the front wrapper), leaf with dedication and Louÿs prose in fifteen chapters each with original colour etching by Chimot, 3-line initial and wood-engraved head and tail-piece in red and black, final leaf with achevé d'imprimer and justification in red and black, this copy with the additional suite of hors text etchings in black with remarques. Original publisher's printed wrappers, publisher's colour vignette and titles in black to front cover, titles to spine, contemporary morocco-backed marbled board chemise with gilt titles to banded spine, matching slipcase, small folio (330 × 254 mm), Paris, Les Editions d'Art, Devambez, 1928.

From the edition limited to 211 numbered copies, with this one of 40 copies on Japon Ancien with the etchings in two states (in colour and final state in black with remarques) together with an signed original drawing by Edouard Chimot.

Also included with this copy are two additional plates - likely planches refuses - each in three states on Japonà la forme: first state, second state in black with remarques and final state in colour.

***An excellent copy of Pierre Louÿs 'La Femme et le Pantin' illustrated by Edouard Chimot.

Estimated at £600 - £800


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