Charles Émile Egli (a.k.a. "Carlègle"), ‘Les amants de Tibur’, 1928, Sylvan Cole Gallery

Benda, Julien.
Les amants de Tibur.
Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1928.

FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION (published simultaneously with the unillustrated edition) of this novel by Benda. 5 full-page original hors-texte erotic art-deco woodcut illustrations by Carlègle. Woodcut ornaments by Carlègle, printed in sepia, on every page.

From a total edition of 231 numbered copies, THIS IS THE UNIQUE COPY PRINTED ON FINE HANDMADE MONTVAL LAID PAPER.

Justified and initialed in pencil by Louis Brun, Director of Editions Bernard Grasset, for whom this unique copy was printed (according to the printed justification).

Large 8vo. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN FULL CALF BY RONNIE DAELEMANS (signed), decorated with strips of Japan paper on the covers. Original covers and backstrip preserved. Matching slipcase.

FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS.

Publisher: Bernard Grasset

About Charles Émile Egli (a.k.a. "Carlègle")

Swiss / French, 1877-1937, Aigle, Switzerland, based in Paris, France