Les Diaboliques. Les six premières... dix-neuf eaux-fortes de Serge Ivanoff;…

Les Diaboliques. Les six premières... dix-neuf eaux-fortes de Serge Ivanoff; et d’ornements typographiques de André Hofer by 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. [8], 270, [6], 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].

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