An original pen and ink drawing of two young lovers (3.5" x 3"). Matted and framed (8.25" x 8.5"). Philippe Jullian (1919 – 1977) was a French illustrator, art historian, biographer, aesthete, novelist and dandy. The drawing was likely used to illustrate one of the many illustrated books for which he became well known. Very good in gilt frame.
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Elysium Press (2005). Soft cover. A short story about a penpal relationship between "Marraine," ostensibly a middle aged provincial French spinster (but actually an ageing male bank clerk), and a French legionnaire serving in the Far East. Jullian paints an amusing portrait of this long distance courtship and brings the tale to a surprising conclusion. Printed letterpress in an edition of 100 copies, with illustration by the author. Fine in floral wallpaper wrappers.
Paris (1959). 4o. oblong. Jullian's very amusing portrait of the adventures of an armchair in mid-eighteenth century France, accompanied by his line drawings. The book later appeared in the English translation with Violet Trefusis as a co-author. Near fine, covered in light blue silk moire patterned wallpaper. Warmly inscribed by the author on endpaper: "Pour Sonia, brilliante memorialiste....."