LORRAIN, Jean. Zyg BRUNNER, illustrator. ~ Monsieur de Bougrelon. Paris: [G. Girard for] Éditions littéraires de France, [ 1945].
4to (285 × 187 mm), pp. 140, , including an etched portrait of the author with some hand colour and etched and letterpress text with illustrations. Uncut and loose as issued in original wrappers. Grey chemise and slipcase. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
FIRST EDITION, with illustrations by Polish-born caricaturist Brunner. This illustrated publication with its seedy depictions of early twentieth-century Amsterdam nightlife, successfully documents the indulgent and unsettling nature of the symbolist writer Lorrain’s comic decadent novella of 1897. One of 500 copies on papier de Lana (after 30 on rives, with a suite, 5 on japon and 15 reserved for the collaborators marked I to XV. Total edition 551).