BARBEY D’AUREVILLY, Jules. Serge IVANOFF, illustrator. ~ Les Diaboliques. Les six premières... dix-neuf eaux-fortes de Serge Ivanoff; et d’ornements typographiques de André Hofer Paris: [Argenteuil: Couloma, for] S. Kra, 1925.
Large 8vo (246 × 185 mm), pp. , 270, , plus etched plates by Ivanoff, each present in 3 statess. Original wrappers preserved in contemporary half morocco. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
First edition with Russian emigré Ivanoff’s superb plates. One of 25 copies on hollande with 2 suites, of a total edition of 350. The typographical ornaments are by André Hofer. This is one of the earlier books illustrated by Ivanoff, who later found celebrity as a portrait painter in France and the United States. Carteret, IV, p. 57: ‘Édition recherchée en grand papier’ [as here].