Illustrated first edition. One of the 60 copies on Hollande paper (No. 108).
A prime copy, perfectly bound in lovely binding signed Creuzevault.
Enhanced with a lovely autograph letter of one duodecimo page, dated 29 May 1903, addressed to a "gentleman" whom he thanks for allowing him to visit the Farnese Palace.
A very lovely book remarkably illustrated by Chas-Laborde with 31 drypoints. Very lovely headband engravings and 2 out of text frontispiece engravings.
Print run limited to 761 copies. One of the 60 copies on Hollande paper after 51 first print copies on Whatman and Japon papers.
Bound by Creuzevault in Navy blue half calfskin binding with corners, gilded fillets, spine adorned with gilded and blind embossing, author and title on mosaicked red morocco label, gilded top edge, uncropped, preserved covers and spine.
In very good condition, some inconsequential spots of friction. Impeccable inside.
Jocaste and Le Chat maigre are two short stories by Anatole France, united and published in one volume in 1879. Jocasta tells the story of the unhappy and failed life of Hélène Fellaire.
Le Chat maigre is a satirical novel which plunges us into the Paris of 1877, in the company of Rémi Sainte-Lucie, a young Haitian, son of Alidor Sainte-Lucie, the former Minister of Public Instruction and the Navy of Haiti, who is preparing for his baccalaureate as a dilettante under the lascivious tutelage of Monsieur Godet-Laterasse, a Creole from Reunion Island, a freelance journalist for the now defunct "L'entonnoir littéraire" magazine. Monsieur Godet-Laterasse is putting the finishing touches to a monumental work with the snooty title "De la régénération de la Société par la race noire". (Wikipedia)
Author: Anatole France / Chas - Laborde
Title: Jocaste et le Chat maigre.
Place, publisher, date: Paris, Editions de la Banderole, 1921 - Quarto (19 x 24 cm) of 222 pages, complete.
Provenance: Bookplate of Jacques Crépineau (1932-2017), director of the Théâtre de la Michodière,
a historian of the theatre, a renowned and esteemed collector
regularly called on by the largest exhibitions. He was a member of the Académie des 11 and of the Académie Rabelais, as well as an
honorary member of the A.R.T. and, as such, participated in the Jury for the Prix du Brigadier - Knight of the
National Order of Merit (see the “regietheatrale” website).
- Aantal boeken
- Geïllustreerd, Haïti, Literatuur, Mooie band
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Anatole France / Chas Laborde
- Jocaste et le Chat maigre [Avec lettre autographe signée; Reliure signée Creuzevault]
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 24×19 cm