Le Diable Amoureux, Nouvelle Espagnole [Limited Edition]. Jacques CAZOTTE, Jean-Émile Laboureur.
Le Diable Amoureux, Nouvelle Espagnole [Limited Edition]
Le Diable Amoureux, Nouvelle Espagnole [Limited Edition]
Le Diable Amoureux, Nouvelle Espagnole [Limited Edition]

Le Diable Amoureux, Nouvelle Espagnole [Limited Edition]

Paris: Camille Bloch, 1921. First Thus. Limited to 575 copies of which this is no. 534. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's blue laid paper, decorative printed element mounted to upper cover; ix,[1],152pp.; frontispiece, five leaves of plates, woodcut initials and head- and tail-pieces; one full page of sheet music. A hint of wear, including miniscule wormholes mid-spine, else a Fine, remarkably fresh copy. From upper cover: "Réimprimée selon l'édition originale." Item #1307

The tale, first published in 1772, recounts the exploits of Satan, in love with a young nobelman, and his attempts to seduce him by taking the form of a beautiful woman. The artist Jean-Émile Laboureur (1877-1943), who had only just begun illustrating books the previous year, made the unusual decision to base his exquisite engravings for this edition on those found in the original. LABOUREUR 194.

Price: $250.00