FLAUBERT, Gustave. William WALCOT, illustrator. ~ Hérodias. Paris: Les éditions d’art Devambez, 1928.
4to (309 × 250mm), pp. [viii], 54, , including 2 final blanks, 7 etched plates and 3 etched illustrations. Uncut, original wrappers, slight tears to glassine cover. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
FIRST EDITION THUS. One of Flaubert’s Trois Contes (1877), a version of the story of John the Baptist. Under the artistic direction of Édouard Chimot, the illustrations are by William Walcot, a British architect who had already left a rich legacy of Art nouveau buildings in Russia (notably the Moscow Hotel Metropol) before becoming a sought-after architectural draftsmen (working for Lutyens, among others). Number 103 of 125 copies on velin d’Arches (total edition 191). Carteret IV, p. 158: ‘Édition recherchée’.