French Text Fine Binding Crebillon Fils Erotic Engravings By Demetrios Galanis
“Collection De L'Honnête Homme.” Crebillon
Fils. Deux Dialogues adorned
with twelve prints by D. Galanis. A Paris, aux Editions “Le Livre Du Lettre”
1929. (428) pages. Illustrated. 7-3/4 inches. Original wraps bound into a half
calf with marbled boards binding.
Deckled page edges. Top page edges gilt. Author and title in gilt on decorated
spine. A handsome binding, lightly rubbed. Limited printing No. 39 of 35 copies
numbered 37 to 71 printed on Annam paper, total edition is 360. Text in French.
Partial English Translation with embellishment:
Of The Honest Man.” Crebillon Fils, (author). Two
Dialogues "Le Hasard the Fire"
and "Night and the Moment",
decorated with 12 engravings on copper and wood by Demetrios Galanis. In Paris,
the Editions "Letter From The Book" 1929.
Deux dialogues "Le Hasard Du Coin Du
Feu" et "La nuit et le moment", illustré de douze gravures par
- - - Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon
(February 13, 1707 – April 12, 1777), called "Crébillon fils" (to
distinguish him from his father), was a French novelist.
- - - Demetrios Galanis (1879–1966) was an
early twentieth century Greek artist and contemporary and friend of Picasso. In
1920, the year he completed his `Seated Nude', he exhibited alongside such
major figures of modern art as Matisse and Braque, while from 1921 on he also
exhibited alongside Juan Gris, Dufy, Chagall and Picasso.