18 November 2014
COLLOT, André (1897-1976) -- [PIA, Pascal (1903-1979).] La Semaine secrète de Sapho. [Paris:] La Chronique des Dames Contemporaines [Marcel Lubineau, c. 1929].
Quarto (253 x 192 mm). Headlines and ornaments printed in blue. 8 hand-coloured plates and, laid-in, a duplicate monochrome suite, an unpublished coloured plate, and an original pencil drawing, all by Collot. Unopened in the original blue wrappers printed in dark blue.
FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 25 COPIES with an original drawing by Collot, an additional unpublished plate, and a duplicate suite of plates with additional vignettes in the margins. The finely hand-coloured plates are among the best produced by Collot, a prolific illustrator of erotica. Pia wrote this work in imitation of La Semaine secrète de Vénus. A fine, unopened copy in the original wrappers. Number 23 of 25 copies from an edition of 284 only. Dutel 2384; Pia Enfer, 1316. For Collot see also lot 124.
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