Paris; [1924): L'Editions D'Art. Limited Edition. 12mo. Item #017264
A limited edition of 1600 sets. The present set is # 912. A unique set of this work in three volumes 281, 205, and 264pp. with preface by Albert Pauphilet. Each volume illustrated by Georges Pavis (1886-1951), French painter, illustrator and humorist containing his charming and erotically light-hearted illustrations to Ronsard's love poems originally published in 1584. A special set containing 30 original illustrations in rich watercolor and 30 matching original preliminary pencil sketches of watercolor nudes, lovers, seductions and other whimsical erotic endeavors bound in at the rear. Each pencil drawing is presented on various lined or unlined papers. This set was originally issued without illustrations. These illustrations were were most likely added by Pavis as a personal undertaking to enhance this unique collection for his personal library or possibly the library of Kieffer. All finely bound in light brown grained morocco decorated with branches or quills and line flourishes in gilt, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, floral endpapers, top edge gilt with original wrappers bound in at rear by Rene Kieffer's bookbindery and publisher with his mounted ticket. An extraordinary set.