Aphrodite. by LOUŸS, Pierre. Antoine CALBET, illustrator.

Aphrodite. by LOUŸS, Pierre. Antoine CALBET, illustrator.

~ Aphrodite. Paris: Albin Michel, [ 1927].

4to (324 × 252mm), pp. [iv], 217, [5], plus 20 lithographed plates each in two states (1 coloured). Original wrappers preserved in early full purple morocco with silk brocade floral end papers, gilt edges, by Lanoé. Spine slightly faded with a couple of small scratches. A handsome copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

1 OF 70 COPIES, this one unnumbered, but with plates in two states. A large-format illustrated edition of the quintessential and much-published decadent novel of courtesan life in Alexandria, the illustrations typical of the work of Calbet (they had first appeared in the edition of 1923).

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