27 - 28 June 2006
FLAUBERT, Gustave (1821-1880). Hérodias. Preface by Anatole France. Paris: A. Ferroud, 1892.
Royal 8o (252 x 159 mm). Illustrated with etchings by Champollion after designs by Georges Rochegrosse, with brilliant impressions of the plates in Three states. Full cafe-au-lait crushed levant, the front cover with an elaborate gilt and inlaid border of an Egyptian design with various colored morocco; in the lower border between two winged grotesques is the head of Saint John the Baptist on a salver, above it is an incense burner with columns of smoke, the side panels include emblematical ornaments and along the top border panel is the sacred beetle of Egypt, other motifs include the lotus flower and columns, the rear cover is decorated with a multi-colored inlaid morocco border of a repeated circular design within gilt fillets surrounding emblematical inlaid ornaments at the center, edges gilt, original wrappers bound in, by CHARLES MEUNIER; half red morocco chemise. Provenance: Eugene Paillet (stamped on front turn-in); sold Parke Bernet Galleries, 21 April 1947, Emil Offenbacher agent.
LIMITED EDITION, this copy out-of-series and designated "Exemplaire de grand luxe imprimé sur papier spécial non mis dans le commerce" on justification.
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