PÉLADAN, Joséphin. [Félicien ROPS], illustrator. ~ La Décadence Latine: À Coeur perdu. Paris: G. Édinger, 1888.
Large 8vo (267 × 172 mm), pp. xvi, 435, , plus a frontispiece by Rops, this and preliminaries foxed. Uncut in original illustrative wrappers. Upper wrapper separating and torn at head, not affecting jacket. Small stamp to foot of initial blank (Ex libris Robert Arnaud...) Excellent.
First edition, signed by the publisher. Large paper copy, one of 100 on papier de Hollande (after 5 copies on japon, 5 on chine and 10 on papier Whatman. Total edition in 8vo, 120, another issue in 16mo, 170). An early novel by Péladan, an eccentric mystic and Rosicrucian (and associate of Stanislas de Guaita) with a strking Rops frontispiece