HENRY-JACQUES. VAN HOUTEN, illustrator. ~ Moulin rouge. Paris: Marcel Seheur, [ 1925].
4to (290 × 240 mm), pp. , 28, , 40 lithographed plates, some tinted, 29, . Original decorative wrappers with red windmill design. Spine slightly worn, with loss to foot (c. 15 mm).
First edition, one of 500 copies. A copiously-illustrated homage to the Parisian landmark. An English translation appears at the end, concluding: ‘O Moulin Rouge! Thou dost dominate Paris, France, the world. Thy sails turn forever, for the breeze that moves them is the breath of the men who come to admire thee and to adore thee, Mill of Voluptuousness, Tower of Delight, Ark of Alliance, Vessel of Caresses, Star of the Evening, House of Pleasant Weariness, Palace of Languidness, Mystic Rose also, of which each petal is a moving sail capped by a bonnet, O Carnal Vase held towards all men who approach unto love ....’ You get the idea.