Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Cydalise. Pierre Louys.
Cydalise
Cydalise

Cydalise

Paris: Les Amis de l'Ecrivain, 1949. First Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/200. Large quarto. 136, [4]pp. Uncut. 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with gold lettering and illustration on spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original decorative wrappers bound in. Published posthumously in 1949, Cydalise is a collection of erotic poetry by Pierre Louys, a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known as a writer who sought to "express pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection." This work is delightfully illustrated throughout with 16 striking tissue-guarded etchings. One of 200 copies on Vélin de Lana paper, of which this is No.244 of a total edition of 265. Upper corners slightly bumped and rubbbed (not affecting pages). Minor shelf wear. Spine slightly sunned. Text in French. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #36895

Price: $950.00

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