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.
Privately Printed: Monaco (1961). oblong 4to. 1st Edition. Hardcover. The lavishly produced testament to Lopez-Wilshaw's extraordinary home in Neuilly sur Seine. Thirty original photographs by Jean Vincent of the interior decor and gardens are tipped into the text by Philippe Jullian. Printed in two colors on heavyweight Auvergne papers, red silk endpapers. One of 270 copies, this example is #163 with the printed name of the recipient Madame George Lillaz, a Parisian socialite. A near fine copy in cream linen boards, all tissue guards present (some a bit worn at edges). Laid into the box issued with the book, which is lightly worn.