La Femme et le Pantin
Bruxelles: Editions Du Nord Albert Parmentier, 1936. Red half leather with gilt title to spine. Marbled boards and matching endpapers. Flamma Tenax collection. Copy #215 of 3000 on Erasmus wove paper made especially for the book. With several wonderful colour illustrations (including frontis portrait) by Philippe Swyncop. 191 pages plus table of contents. 255 x 200 mm (10x 7¾ inches). Louÿs famous story of passion and rebuttal was originally written in1898, and has been made adapted in to several films (one starring Brigitte Bardot), and an opera entitled 'Conchita' (1911).
Condition: Leather on spine has faded, all leather on boards has some rubbing, as does all edges. Pages are slightly toned, but there is zero foxing, and the book is in a very good condition overall.