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MUSSET, Alfred de. Léon COURBOULEIX, illustrator.
La Mouche.
sur la presses-à-bras par l'artiste, c. 1930]., [Paris. First edition with these illustrations, an attractive production with text and plates engraved throughout With an original signed drawing. Example 22 of 35 copies on Arches, (there are a further 60 copies on vélin and 5 on Japon). Musset's 1853 witty story of amorous intrigues with Madame de Pompadour at the court of Louis XV. 4to (326 × 252 mm), pp. [48] engraved throughout, plus an original signed drawing, 14 etched plates in 3 states, 2 in black, 1 in sanguine. Loose and uncut in original wrappers. Light blue chemise and slip case. Fine. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA [Faversham, United Kingdom]
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