Mariette Lydis - Lettres de la religieuse portugaise. Lithographies de Mariette Lydis - 1947

Mariette Lydis - Lettres de la religieuse portugaise. Lithographies de Mariette Lydis - 1947
Bindings, Illustrated, Literature, Religion - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description, With slipcase - Book

Magnificent mosaicked midnight blue morocco binding, adorned with thin gilded fillets starting on the spine and radiating over the covers on which a a green morocco feather was struck in the centre. Gilded title on the spine. Gilded top edge. Khaki silk endpapers and flyleaves. In a paperboard slipcase with leather lining. Preserved covers and spine.

A gorgeous copy with uncropped margins, perfectly bound in a decorative mosaicked full morocco binding, in a matching slipcase.

A luxurious edition limited to 523 numbered copies on Arches vellum paper, this is one of the H.C. copies marked “H.C.”.

Work illustrated by the Austrian artist Mariette Lydis (1887-1970) with 8 original lithographs, 7 of which are out of text, printed by Mourlot Frères.

"The Lettres portugaises, first published anonymously under the title Lettres portugaises traduites en français by Claude Barbin in Paris in 1669 as a translation of five letters from a Portuguese nun to a French officer, is a work that most scholars believe is an epistolary novel by Gabriel de Guilleragues. Before being considered a work of fiction attributed to Guilleragues, the letters were often attributed, until the 20th century, to a 17th century Franciscan nun from the convent of Beja in Portugal, named Mariana Alcoforado (1640-1723), supposedly writing to her French lover, the Marquis de Chamilly, who had come to Portugal to fight on the side of the Portuguese in their struggle for independence from Spain, from 1663 to 1668."

A sound volume, aged spine, light friction on the front joint. Impeccable inside. Sound slipcase. In very good condition.

Mariette Lydis

Lettres de la religieuse portugaise. Lithographs by Mariette Lydis.

Paris, Hazan, 1947.

86 pp.

Quarto (31 x 20 cm).

Lot details
Number of Books
Bindings, Illustrated, Literature, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Mariette Lydis
Book Title
Lettres de la religieuse portugaise. Lithographies de Mariette Lydis
Very good
Publication year oldest item
Illustrated Edition
Original language
Binding/ Material
Other - see description, With slipcase
Number of pages
31×20 cm
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