La Double Maitresse
Paris: A.G. Mornay, 1928.
Paris: A.G. Mornay, 1928. First thus. Exemplaire No. 656. Original publisher's pictorial wraps, measuring 200 x 150mm and illustrated throughout. A lovely example, with minor creasing to spine and gentle wear to spine ends. Internally bright, pleasing and fresh.
Henri de Renier's first novel is an examination of gender and class dynamics. A mother terrorizes and controls her son; one cousin tries to seduce another; and a forward courtesan and a libertine run rampant. The present example is a visual triumph, as colorful as its characters. A leader in the Ecole des Beaux Arts, the illustrator Barbier brought his own flamboyant personal style to his artwork, resulting in a sense of vibrancy and movement. Near Fine (Item #5695)