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LOUYS, Pierre.


Aphrodite. Moeurs antiques. Illustrations de Calvet 1896.

8vo. (18.5 x 9.5 cm) pp.[i+viii]+394+[1+1]. Finely bound in near contemporary art nouveau style blue morocco, sides with broad gilt decorative borders, red inlaid lozenges at corners, spine gilt with floral spray, red inset flower heads and title, green bands; gilt decorated inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Full page and vignette illustrations throughout. A very pretty copy.

This was Pierre Louys first, hugely succesful, novel, a depiction of courtesan life in Alexandria. Although the binding is unsigned it is of the highest quality.

Price £ 500.00
Stock Code F48673
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