HEROLD, André-Ferdinand. ‘Paul REGNARD’ pseudonym of Frantisek Kupka, illustrator. ~ La Guirlande d’Aphrodite. Paris: [Jacoub, Aulard & compagnie], l’Édition d’art, 1919.
8vo (240 x 170), pp. 190, , including engraved frontispiece, title and chapter openings, numerous illustrations, all printed in red and black, additional suite at rear. Preserved with original upper cover and spine in fine brick red morocco, green silk doublures. Joints rubbed, but an excellent copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
First edition, one of 50 copies on japon with an additional suite (total edition of 600). The illustrations, in Kupka’s typically eroticised early style, far from his incipient Cubism, are finely engraved on wood by Gasperini. Carteret, IV, p. 201: ‘Édition recherchée’.