NODIER, Charles. Henri CARUCHET, illustrator. ~ La Légende de soeur Béatrix. Paris: [Chateaudun: Société typographique for] Librairie A. Rouquette, 1903.
8vo (252 × 165 mm), pp. , 67, , pochoir coloured plates, illustrations, borders and ornaments, plus additional suite of 65 plates, with each of the illustrations, borders and ornaments in monochrome. Very light browning. Original coloured wrappers. An excellent copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
One of 160 copies, this one of 150 on japon, pochoir coloured, this copy also with publisher’s inscription ‘Hommage de bonne amitié à M. Decises’. This is Nodier’s short story based on the legend of the medieval Sister Beatrice of the convent of Notre-Dame des Épines-Fleurie (Jura), a passionate young woman who left the community to marry a knight, only returning after bearing him several children. The Caruchet illustrations and ornaments consist of numerous elegant floral borders with marginal figures.
Not in Carteret.