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    Louis Icart's First Illustrated Book

    [Louis Icart, illustrator]. Colette Willy. L'Ingénue Libertine. Eaux-Fortes de Louis Icart. Paris: Éditions Excelsior, 1926.

    One of 425 copies printed on Rives BFK, this copy being number 181. Folio. 189 pages. Twenty color etched plates by Louis Icart; facsimile of a letter by Colette on a tab as frontispiece. Text in French.

    Recent blue leather over marbled paper boards; gilt lettering to spine, gilt rules. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Original plain printed wrappers bound in. Spine sunned, extremities rubbed. Marbled paper torn along fore-edge of boards. Some sheets rippled a bit along fore-edge. Internally clean; color of plates bright and clear. Very good or better.

    Colette's tale of the amorous adventures of a young Parisian wife. Icart's first illustrated book. From the Estate of John McLaughlin.

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