Daphnis et Chloé after Longus, translated by Jacques Amyot, revised and adapted by Paul Louis Courier introduction by Marcel Arland, illustrated with woodcuts and intaglio engravings by Suzanne Tourte.
As for the present work, it completed printing on Christmas 1949 and was produced by Jourde et Allard and Georges Leblanc. 125 copies were printed. This one is an H.C. copy reserved by the Parisian publishing company and bookstore, for the illustrator, publishing staff and the literary press.
21 full-page creations by Suzanne Tourte and a frontispiece. Numerous in text copper vignettes, of which two stages are found at the end of the book, one in black, the other in rust, forming a set of 18 plates.
The author of the introduction Marcel Arland (1899 - 1986) was a member of the Académie française, director of the NRF, writer, essayist, literary critic and scriptwriter.
Book in superb condition, inside free of imperfections and benefiting from a luxurious tawny full leather binding made by J.P. Laurenchet. Preserved covers and spine. The front cover is adorned with a woman standing with a man on his knees (blind embossed) and behind them is a radiant sun (embellished in gold). Yellow silk endpapers. Gilded top edge.
Jean-Paul Laurenchet has been running the bookbinding workshop founded by his father Henri in 1947 from 1972 onwards. A bibliophile, his library of gastronomic books was dispersed by Drouot in 2019.
Binding in a slipcase lined with felt. A small accident on the lower edge.
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Einbände, Illustriert, Literatur
- Autor/ Illustrator
- Daphnis et Chloé. Illustration bois gravés et taille douce par Suzanne Tourte
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Bebilderte Ausgabe
- andere Extras - siehe Beschreibung, In Schuber, Limitierte Auflage, Nummerierte Ausgabe