Les 40 Bergéres: Portraits, satiriques en vers inédits. Robert de MONTESQUIOU.

Les 40 Bergéres: Portraits, satiriques en vers inédits

Paris: A La Librairie de France (1925). 4to.

Item #1249

A collection of forty brief essays that were published posthumously because of their scandalous content. Montesquiou refers to the collection in his Mémoires III (page 108) and the essays are thinly veiled references to many of his acquaintances in the beau monde fin-de-siecle. These include many Proustian characters such as the Comtesse de Brantes, the Duchesse de Clermont Tonnerre, as well as others such as Natalie Barney. Each vignette is introduced with an amusing woodblock drawing by Llano-Florez and the frontispiece is by Aubrey Beardsley.
A lovely production, printed in two colors, one of only 150 numbered copies. Near fine in wrappers. Laid into the book is a 1pp. holograph undated letter from Montesquiou to an unknown recipient ("Cher ami") referencing a rendezvous.

Price: $225.00

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