La Belle sans chemise ou Ève ressuscitée. by LEROY, Maurice,…

La Belle sans chemise ou Ève ressuscitée. by LEROY, Maurice, illustrator.

~ La Belle sans chemise ou Ève ressuscitée. Paris:[Paul Durupt] Aux dépens d’un amateur, 1947.

4to (250 × 163 mm), pp. 106, [8], including 16 etched plates coloured à la poupée. Uncut and loose in original wrappers. Some light foxing. Slight worming to spine of wrapper, resulting in two small holes. Plain chemise and slipcase. The chemise and slipcase slightly browned. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

A SPECIAL EDITION printed for brewer-bibliophile Henry-Pierre Heineken. An anonymous libertine tale, first published in 1683, Ève ressuscitée or La Belle sans chemise is stylishly-illustrated here with colour plates inked à la poupée by Leroy, an artist well known for his racy depictions of women. He was also a poster artist and designer contributing to popular journals in the first half of the twentieth century. Number 236, one of 100 copies on vélin de rives, numbered 201 to 300, (total edition 300). cf. Gay II, 197 (earlier editions): ‘recueil d’anecdotes fort indécentes’.

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