8 December 2015
JOUVE, Paul (1880-1973) illustrator -- BALZAC, Honoré de. Une passion dans le désert. Paris: Maxime Cottet-Dumoulin, .
4° (325 x 254 mm). Illustrated by Paul Jouve with 13 colored etchings, 3 of which are double-page and a separate suite of the etchings in black and white. Text printed within red borders, each page with Egyptian-themed headpiece heightened in brownish gold (some minor mostly marginal browning and staining). Contents loose as issued; faux snakeskin board chemise and slipcase (some rubbing to edges).
LIMITED EDITION, number 54 of 110 copies, from a total edition of 123, with an extra suite of black and white plates signed by Jouve and the publisher on the colophon.
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