Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Aphrodite. Pierre Louys, R. Gay.
Aphrodite
Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Paris: Athéna, 1951. Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/2000. Octavo. [8], 233, [3]pp. 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original illustrated wrappers bound in. Frontispiece. Originally published in 1896, Aphrodite - mœurs antiques (Aphrodite - Ancient Manners) is Louys' first novel. The book is a depiction of courtesan life in Alexandria. It is considered a mixture of both literary excess and refinement, and, numbering at 350,000 copies, was the best selling work by any living French author in his day. This work is delightfully illustrated with 12 full-page color illustrations. One of 2000 copies on Vélin paper, of which this is No.2222 of a total edition of 2500. Moderate rubbing on spine. Spine sunned. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #36891

Price: $65.00

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