Sold: La Tentation de Saint-Antoine, 1930 by Gustave Flaubert [Earthly Voluptuousness, Pochoir Illustrations, Ltd Edn]
Flaubert, Gustave, La Tentation de Saint-Antoine. Henri Cyral (Paris), 1930. No 243 of unknown edition number. Stiff wraps, 312 pages. “Collection Francaise” (text in French). An elaborate production with many stunning, full color pochoir illustrations by Max Daniel-Girard (1890-1970—alluring women and fabulous creatures, some with gilt accents–must see photos! With 6 page publisher’s brochure for other Collection Francaise titles laid in (with associated page toning). Deckled foredge with top edges uncut throughout, so some illustration pages do not fully open. Very good, some wear and corner fold to cover.
The Temptation of Saint Anthony describes the temptation of Anthony the Great who, in the desert of Egypt, undergoes the temptation of the Devil in the form of visions of earthly voluptuousness