LOUŸS, Pierre. Arthur GREUELL, illustrator. ~ Les Chansons de Bilitis. Brussels: Le Cygne Noir, 1931.
Folio (329 × 252 mm), pp. XVI, 222, , including 25 etched illustrations and 15 etched plates in colour. Plus an original watercolour and 4 extra plates at the front. Loose and uncut in original wrappers. In the original grey box, (which is very cracked), the copy itself fine. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
FIRST GREUELL-ILLUSTRATED EDITION of Louÿs’ signature collection of sapphic verse, this copy with an original signed watercolour and four additional plates (one of which is a signed proof), several other plates also signed. ‘Arthur Greuell studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels from 1905 to 1909. He studied with Anquetin in Paris in 1913. He was especially influenced by Van Dongen and his friend Edouard Goerg. He went to Belgium, concentrating his activity on book illustration. He later returned to Paris and would remain there for the rest of his life’ (Benezit). Number 43 of 195 copies on Hollande de Pannekoek (total edition 247).