Les Chansons de Bilitis. Traduites du Grec

Paris: Chez Sylvain Sauvage, (1927). Original colored wood engravings by Sylvain Sauvage, engraved and printed by Pierre Bouchet, in black, with borders and decorations in rose-pink, green, and black. One of 235 copies on Montval paper, from an edition of 296. 230 mm x 285 mm. 154 pp. Bound by Christine Leonard in gray box calf, in a pierced screen binding, on the front panel colored onlays form a recessed screen with triangular ends exposing the gray suede guard, the design repeated on the back cover; all edges gilt, matching chemise in slipcse gray paper and calf with green onlays, slipcase covered in gray paper with pink calf top and bottom. Signed on lower front turn-in "C. Leonard". A refined and elegant binding, by one of Belgium's top designer binders. Leonard was born in Charleroi in 1949 and studied with Tchekeroul, one of the greatest jansenist binders. Item #32804

Price: $3,500.00

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