Item #38163 Les Princesses. Theodore de Banville.

Twenty Princesses in Verse and Drawing

Les Princesses.

Paris: F. Ferroud, 1904.

Price: $750.00

About the item

First edition with these illustrations, ONE OF 400 COPIES, this unnumbered copy marked 'Réservé' and INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER ("souvenir de bonne confraternité"). Vignette title, etched frontispiece and 20 etched plates after drawings by Georges Rochegrosse. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Twenty Princesses in Verse and Drawing. Three quarter red morocco and marbled paper boards, gilt spine with blue leather labels, marbled endpapers, t.e.g., others uncut. With the original printed wrappers bound in with vignette on upper cover. Fine copy. Carteret I , p. 98.

Item #38163

Banville's exquisite sonnet-portraits of the languid beauties are perfectly complemented by the delicate and lush eroticism of Rochegrosse's drawings. A unique copy of this masterfully produced book, and a lovely arrangement of text and image.