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Jules Bois, author; Charles Filiger, cover artist
PRIERE - poème (1885-1893)
Paris: Librairie de l'art indépendant, 1895. [OCCULT; INSCRIBED COPY; JAPON PAPER LIMITED EDITION; RARE CHARLES FILIGER BOOK COVER ILLUSTRATION AT THE REQUEST OF THE AUTHOR] PRIERE - poème (1885-1893) by Jules Bois, Librairie de l'art indépendant, 1895, cover designed by Charles Filiger, signed by author with inscription, "A Monseur/Leon Chailley/Ton reconnaissant ami/Jules Bois," at the top of a front page listing other works by the author, published by Paris: Librarie de l'Art Independant, Rue de la Chaussee-D'Antin, 1895, publisher's insignia of female sphinx with wings and serpent's tail in oval at middle of title page, 4-1/4" x 8", 122 pages, Japon paper (limited edition; unnumbered, the publisher typically published books with only 5 copies on Japon paper as first printing limited editions before following with other limited editions, sometimes another 5-10 on Chine paper, and then larger limited editions on other high-quality paper), 122 pages, board cover with paste-on illustration, paste-on front cover illustration by the French artist Charles Filiger signed in the illustration "FILIGER", throughout most groups of 4 to 8 pages uncut at top and the outside page edges (so many pages can not be opened as usual); RARE, only about 5 copies recorded with WorldCat/OCLC (8/23/20) with none noting "Japon paper" and only the Northwestern U. bibliographic information noting, "Library copy contains presentation by the author" (WorldCat/OCLC 10973738), none listed for sale (addall 8/23/20), the only copy of a Librairie de l'art independent signed book on Japon paper is one sign … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Henry Berry, books/ephemera [United States]
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