Printed on Vellum

Les Après-Soupers, par L’auteur de Trois Dizains de Contes Gaulois, Illustrations de Henriot.

Added engraved title with an additional title avant lettre printed in sepia, title-page in black & red, and many full-page & text illus. (all engraved by “Henriot”). 233, [4] pp., 1 leaf of limitation, 10 pp. of publisher’s ads. 8vo, orig. printed vellum wrappers bound in cont. citron morocco, signed “Chambolle-Duru,” triple gilt fillet round sides, spine richly gilt, dentelles gilt, a.e.g. Paris: E. Rouveyre & G. Blond, 1883.

First edition, a splendid extra-illustrated copy; one of two printed entirely on vellum (from a total edition of 502). The original printed vellum wrappers, bound-in, have been heightened in gold and are preserved in a fine Chambolle-Duru binding. This work is a collection of risqué poems, with caricatures executed by Henri Maigrot (1857-1933), a popular illustrator, who frequently used the pseudonym “Henriot” or “Pif.”

A beautiful copy. The ten-page catalogue bound in at the end is also printed on vellum.

Price: $3,500.00

Item ID: 6558

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