Paris: Libraire Illustree. — J. Tallandier, Editeur, no date . [Erotic Historical Fiction] FINELY BOUND ILLUSTRATED EDITION. Octavo (26 x 17cm), pp. xiv; 374 . Liberally illustrated with both full page and in-text half-tone illustrations by Zier, including the decorative paper front cover bound in. All text in French. Contemporary green half calf by BUMPUS of London, with gilt titles and decoration to spine, cream cloth over boards, and further gilt decoration to upper. Top edge gilt; others untrimmed. Quite clean internally, but with a strong tobacco scent. Spine sunned, with a heavy bump to top corners, and moderate handling and shelf-wear. Very good. A tale of desire and abuse set in Ptolemaic Egypt, and one of the most popular French books of the period. First published in 1896. Item #57539
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