19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 6,875
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 9,000
Douze Chansons de Bilitis. Paris: J. Dumoulin, 1937.
Quarto (310x210mm). 12 in text black and white photographs. Bound in concertina in the original wooden boards with bevelled edges and green cloth ties, front board lettered in brown, textured endpapers gilt (light wear).
FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 40 COPIES ONLY, the whole edition, this one number 34. Pierre Louÿs's erotic classic, illustrated by Albin-Guillot's delicate nudes, with fine layout and typography by Henri Jonquières. RARE: ABPC records only one copy selling at auction in over 30 years: the André Jammes copy (E8000, Sotheby's Paris, 21 March 2002, lot 240). Regards à travers le livre 66.
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