LOUYS, PIERRE. 1870-1925. PAUL-ÉMILE BÉCAT. 1885-1960. ILLUSTRATOR. Les Chansons secretes de Bilitis. Paris: Marcel Lubineau, [1938].

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Lot 60
LOUYS, PIERRE. 1870-1925.
PAUL-ÉMILE BÉCAT. 1885-1960. ILLUSTRATOR.
Les Chansons secretes de Bilitis. Paris: Marcel Lubineau, [1938].

US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£ 910 - 1,400
LOUYS, PIERRE. 1870-1925.
PAUL-ÉMILE BÉCAT. 1885-1960. ILLUSTRATOR. Les Chansons secretes de Bilitis. Paris: Marcel Lubineau, [1938].
4to. Original copper plate, original watercolor signed by Bécat in pencil, facsimile letter by Louys tipped in at front, 52 plates representing two states of the 26 illustrations. Blue morocco gilt, spine with two raised bands, with red morocco inlays and gilt decorations, gilt decorated dentelles, blue silk doublure at back, original copper plate set in as a doublure in front, top edge gilt, slipcase.

This the special LIMITED EDITION, number 7 of 24 on imperial Japan paper, with the additional copper plate, watercolor, facsimile letter and illustrations in two states, from a total print run of 425 examples.
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LOUYS, PIERRE. 1870-1925. PAUL-ÉMILE BÉCAT. 1885-1960. ILLUSTRATOR. Les Chansons secretes de Bilitis. Paris: Marcel Lubineau, [1938].
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