Gods and Mortals in Love
London: Country Life Limited, .
London: Country Life Limited, . First edition. Publisher's cream tweed cloth flecked with royal blue. Front cover and spine decoratively lettered in blue. 83, [1, blank] with nine full-page color plates. A Near Fine copy.
Beautifully illustrated with plates depicting relationships between mythical deities and humans, most of which end tragically. Among the most striking are Aphrodite and Adonis, Selene and Edymion, and Pluto and Persephone. "The illustrations were popular enough to be reprinted in Good Housekeeping with an accompanying text by Hugh Ross Williamson, and, in 1935, were compiled in book form under the title Gods and Mortals in Love. Dulac designed a special cover with a silver Cupid and lettering in the style of an ancient Greek inscription" (White).
Hughey, 84; White, 39. (Item #3629)