New York: Limited Editions Club, 1943. Limited edition. Hardcover. 1/1000. Large Quarto. (xliii), 300pp, . Light blue slipcase, tan label with red border and lettering mounted on spine. Red textured leather over blue paper boards, tan label with gilt border and gilt lettering mounted on spine. Front cover with gilt initials "TG" in center, underlined in red.
This limited edition, #545/1000 hand numbered and signed by illustrator André Dugo, contains illustrations throughout drawn by him and were lithographed by The Duenewald Printing Corporation, the colors being applied by hand in the studio of Charlize Brakely. Chevalier d'Albert fantasizes about his ideal lover, but never finds one that meets his standards of female perfection. Having an affair with a woman known as Rosette, he becomes confused when she receives a visitor. The visitor causes unknown passion to rise in d’Albert, Rosette is captured by her visitor as well. This novel explores passionate desire and sexual curiosity.
Slipcase separating at top, chipping to extremities, sunning to edges and spine, close tear at head of spine. Binding with very light stains to covers, minor rubbing to spine. Slipcase in poor, binding in very good+, interior in very good+ to near fine condition overall. poor to near fine. Item #45294