Art deco Twilight of the Nymphs antiquarian book by Pierre Louys with Clara Tice full single tone and gilt illustrations. Published in 1927 in a limited edition of 1250, this being 1014. Print on unbleached hand made paper. 28 beautiful color illustrations by Clara Tice, all with tissue overlay and enhanced with gilt and silver. Antiquarian Books
Published: 1st ed - 1927
Edition: First edition; No. 1014 of 1250 copies. Limited to 990 in America
Binding: hardbound no DJ, unbleached, hand made paper, cream boards and decorated paper sides, gilt spine
Illustration: Clara Tice, enhanced with gild and silver overlay, tissue
Publisher: Privately printed for the Pierre Louys Society,
Condition: Excellent. Slight fading of spin. Tables good. Cracking on side spine, no separated. Each art panel is signed by Clara Tice and each is a little work of art unto itself.
The Twilight of the Nymphs
The Twilight of the Nymphs, Pierre Louÿs, trans. M.S. Buck, illustrated by Clara Tice. (The Pierre Pierre Louÿs Society, 1927, #1014/1250) 9 7/8" X 6 1/2", 235pp, hardbound no DJ, cream boards with silver gilt decorations, deckled edges, good condition
Pierre Louÿs (1870 - 1925) was a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known as a writer who "expressed pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection." A collection of seven mildly erotic fables based on mythology.
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