Edmond RIME - Henry BASSERES

La Chair triomphe. Poème symbolique en un acte en prose.

Paris, Bibliothèque d'Art de "La Critique", (1897).

Small square 8vo, publisher’s wrappers printed in red and black, chemise and slipcase by Atelier Devauchelle. (53) pp. Complete.

First Edition of an elusive work of Symbolist literature.

One of the first 12 copies on Japon paper numbered and signed by the authors, of a total large paper issue of only 18 copies for private distribution

Copy number 1, to which a bibliophile of the time has added an original specially designed frontispiece-title plate in Indian ink and watercolour by the noted French artist Henry Perrault, signed and dated by him.

Henry Paul Perrault (1867-1932), genre and history painter, born in Versailles, France, son of the artist Léon Perrault and student of Alfred Richemont. He made his début in 1886 at the Paris Salon of French Artists, becoming a member in 1899. He won several prizes, including a bronze medal in 1900 at the Exposition Universelle. He ended his carrer as curator of the Rouen Fine Arts museum.

A very good copy.