RÉGNIER, Henri de. [JULLIEN, M. copyist and illuminator]. ~ [Poems]. [Paris, 1913].
Decorated manuscript, folio (330 × 235 mm), pp. 96, on thick and smooth paper, each leaf neatly mounted on paper guards. Text leaves with elaborate pen and wash borders, others filled with geometric decoration. Lightly browned throughout. Original smooth calf with elaborate pyrograph decoration in black with some red infill, panelled spine, gilt, inner gilt dentelles, decorated by Jullien. A handsome volume.
A superb decorated art nouveau manuscript, copied and entirely illuminated by a M. Jullien with geometric designs inspired by Renaissance and Islamic tiles, entirely in keeping with the Orientalist symbolism of the 56 poems by Henri de Régnier (1864-1936), one of the most significant French Symbolist poets. The binding is decorated by Jullien in pyrography in a complementary style