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Jean Berque, Pierre Louys, Trois Filles de leur Mère for sale


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Trois Filles de leur Mère  (Three Daughters of their Mother)    c.1910. First published 1926.

by Pierre Louys  (1870-1925)    "Cet ouvrage a  été réalisé aux dépens d'un amateur pour ses amis exclusivement ."

With sixteen illustrations by Jean Berque  (1896-1954)

A classic of literary erotica and often decribed as Louys' masterwork.

This limited collectors edition:  A L'enseigne du chat pour chat.   (c.1945)

193 pages on watermarked Lana vellum

This one numbered 244 of an unknown edition  (probably 500)

The sixteen illustrations by Jean Berque are each to its own page and presented in a slipcase within the back cover. Each sheet is 28cm X 23cm.

These coloured illustrations which are tremendously free and highly erotic have variously been described as - copper engravings, plates, and etchings. We have also considered the possibilty of them being lithographs (from the stone). Though the medium is at present unclear, they constitute a remarkably powerful, rare and very individualistic set of erotic works. The art deco influence is also clear.

£420      (For euros and US dollars please refer to current exchange rates).

(This book can easily be delivered within the UK, to Europe, the USA, and to many International Destinations, by fully insured post).

A note to the reader from the author is thus: 

"This little book is not a novel. It's a true story down to the last detail. I did not change anything, neither the portrait of the mother and the three girls, nor their ages, nor the circumstances."

Overall dimensions are 28cm x 23cm  x  4cm  (approx.)

Light spotting throughout. Loose as issued in original blue wrappers (3cm tear at bottom of wrapper spine, but otherwise good). Cream coloured board folder intact but rubbed and with some damage to spine.

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