Adonis [Limited Edition]. Jean de LA FONTAINE, intro Paul Valéry.
Adonis [Limited Edition]
Adonis [Limited Edition]
Adonis [Limited Edition]

Adonis [Limited Edition]

Paris: Devambez / Au Masque d'Or, [1921]. First Thus. Limited to 1000 copies on vélin de Rives of which this is no. 708. Small, slim octavo (18cm.); contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, gilt-tooled spine in six compartments, green spine onlay, marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in; [2],xxxii,29pp.; frontispiece reproducing Poussin's "La Mort d'Adonis." Leather rather dried with brief peel at bottom of upper cover, joints rubbed, tiny chip at spine crown, attractive contemporary woodcut ex libris to front pastedown, light foxing throughout textblock, else Very Good, internally sound. A lovely edition of La Fontaine's lengthy poem, though the majority of the volume devoted to Valéry's introduction. Item #1348

Price: $75.00