HOUSSAYE, Arsène, editor. Maurice NEUMONT, illustrator. ~ Cantiques d’amour… Poèsies. Paris: G. Richard for Le Journal, Émile Bouchard, [ 1894].
Folio (450 × 330 mm), pp. , , between which are 12 plates on thicker paper, letterpress with photogravure borders, original gold-printed wrappers preserved in early green half morocco. Tissue guards a little creased with a few tears, binding slightly discoloured and rubbed. A very good copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
First edition of this illustrated collection of 12 lightly erotic poems by Alexandre Dumas, Armand Silvestre, Catulle Mendès, Jean Richepin, André Theuriet and Robert de Montesquiou, among others. Each poem with large pictorial photogravure borders on two sides with a facsimile of each author’s signature.