Illustrated book, a rare edition of Cazotte, ILLUSTRATED WITH THREE ORIGINAL ETCHINGS BY FELIX BUHOT. 3 leaves, 320 pp, 2 leaves, plus frontispiece portrait by Masson, folding autograph facsimile, and several full-page illustrations. Introduction by A.J. Pons, followed by full texts of Le Diable Amoureux, L'Honneur Perdu et Recouvré, and La Prophetie de Cazotte Inventée par La Harpe. Printed on laid paper. Text bordered in red throughout.
5 x 7 x 0 cm
8vo. Original wraps. UNCUT. Wraps slightly dusty, else FINE AND BRIGHT. Books illustrated with original etchings by Buhot are scarce.
Paris: Petite Bibliotheque de Luxe / A. Quantin, 1878. EACH OF THESE THREE TEXTS IS PRECEDED BY AN ORIGINAL EN-TETE ETCHING BY FELIX BUHOT. These complex and mysterious etchings focus on the sinister and surreal aspects of Cazotte's work. They are wonderfully detailed and technically accomplished. Pp. 307-320 provide an extensive bibliography of editions of Cazotte's works. Paper Size: 20,1 x 12,7 cm / 7.9 x 5.0 in; Reference:
Bourcard / Goodfriend 96-98 ii/II
Felix Hilaire Buhot was a recognized French painter and illustrator best known for his prints of city views and seascapes.Read More