Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 12

Price Realized: $ 812
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Estimate: $ 700 - $ 900

JACQUES D'ADELSWÄRD-FERSEN (1880-1923)


Le Baiser de Narcisse.
Large quarto, illustrated by Ernest Brisset (1872-1923), limited edition, copy number 117 of 200 (numbered 21-220) printed on Vélin Marais, bound in original limp paper covers, tissue guards present, mostly unopened, Brisset's delicate engraved chapter-head vignettes, front and back covers with added color, 28 1/2x20 cm. Reims: L. Michaud, 1912.

Fersen was a French poet and novelist. The Italian Ministry for Cultural Heritage declared the home he built in Capri, Villa Lysis, a historical monument in 1989. This work is dedicated to Fersen's long-time partner, Nino Cesarini (1889-1943), who posed for Hocker, Brunelleschi, and Jerace in his youth.Reims: L. Michaud, 1912.