Paris: Academie des Beaux Livres, 1896. rops. Limited. hardcover. Illustrated with 8 magnificent colored etchings by Felicien Rops, protected by tissue. Each plate is followed by an uncolored duplicate etching. Each page of text is printed within a wide floral border, printed in colors. 208pp., Tall 8vo, beautifully bound in full crimson crushed levant with wide and ornate gilt borders; gilt-decorated spine with raised bands; inner and outer dentelles; doublures & endleaves of red silk moire, a.e.g. The original beautiful color wrappers (including the spine) are bound-in. Paris: Academie des Beaux Livres, 1896. Fine. fine.
Limited edition. Number 177 of only 183 copies printed on Japanese vellum. A masterpiece of Fin-de-Siecle book production, in a superb binding and matching morocco-tipped, lined slipcase.