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La Porte Des Rives by Marcel Schwob
Paris: Les Bibliophiles Independents, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. decorated cloth. Top edges silver. Near fine./No Dust Jacket. 135 pages. 29 x 23 cm. Hand-colored triptych frontispiece engraved on metal, sixteen wood engravings, thirty-two borders in various colors, and fifteen tailpieces. Limited edition, copy 28 of 200 copies on Japan Paper. De Feure, a protégé of Siegfried Bing was influenced by Gwen Veenema and Jules Cheret, created theater designs and posters designs for l'Estampe Moderne in Art Nouvea styles. Schwob, a symbolist literary exponent in the tradition of Mallarme, Mirabeau, Gide, Jarry, helped Wilde translate "Salome" into French -- the play produced in Paris,1896. Paul Valery dedicated two of his works to Schwob. GORDON RAY 367. "By far the most elaborate and successful of the works which Henry Floury published [for Les Bibliophiles with Octave Uzanne as artistic director]......the painter (de Feure) had already attained fame, but his supreme mastery of the supple line and floral motifs of Art Nouveau decoration is best exampled in this book....and the book has become rare." Binding by Rene Kieffer of suede over boards, with purple and taupe flowers outlined in silver, silver lettered calf spine label, original decorative wrappers bound-in, covers very slightly bowed.
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