Au Royaume de la Perle
Paris: L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza, 1920. Very Good. Item #21342
Quarto (30cm.); publisher's metalic textured card wrappers (blue-green and silver), white label printed in gilt mounted to upper cover; 143pp.; ten mounted plates printed offset in color, captioned tissue guards, decorative title page printed in four colors (blue, silver, gilt, and black), text printed within decorative gilt border throughout. Minor shelf wear, tiny chips at spine ends, spine panel a bit dulled, else a Very Good and sound copy, internally clean and fine. This copy presented in manuscript to Madame J. de Lailhacar. Deluxe edition of French gemologist Leonard Rosenthal's study of the pearl, accompanied by lavish Orientalist pastiches by Edmond Dulac.