RIEU, Marcel. ~ Méandres. Paris: [E. Figuière for] Edition de Pan, [ 1912].
Large 8vo (220 × 130 mm), pp. 113, , uncut, original printed brick red upper and lower wrapper preserved in early quarter morocco gilt. Pale author’s inscription to Émile Cottinet to half title. An excellent copy.
First edition, copy number 4 of 20 on japon, inscribed by the author ‘Au poète Émile Cottinet à l’artiste que j’admire et à l’ami qui j’aime...’ with his signature and initials. This is Rieu’s early collection of essays with a homoerotic theme, one of which is dedicated to Jacques Fersen, author of the notorious gay novel about Oscar Wilde, Messes noires. Lord Lyllian (1905). The striking cover design is by J.M. Boulan.