APHRODITE; Translated by Lewis Galantiere. Pierre Louys.
APHRODITE; Translated by Lewis Galantiere
APHRODITE; Translated by Lewis Galantiere
APHRODITE; Translated by Lewis Galantiere
APHRODITE; Translated by Lewis Galantiere

APHRODITE; Translated by Lewis Galantiere

New York: The Modern Library #77, 1962. Reprint. Cloth. 12mo, red cloth with black labels & gold lettering on spine and front cover, Introduction by Pierre Louys, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with sepia illustration of Aphrodite, publisher's black topstain to pages for protection, xviii + 264 pages + [4] Ads for ML publications. Fine / Fine. Item #5855

Pierre Louÿs (1870 – 1925) was a French poet and writer, well known for lesbian and classical themes. He sought to "express pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection."

Long after the author's death, his novel Aphrodite–mœurs antiques [Aphrodite: ancient manners, 1896] was made into a musical entitled: Aphrodite ('Monodramma di costumi antichi') with music and libretto by Giorgio Battistelli; Premiere: 7 Jul 1988; Villa Massimo, Rome.

This UNCOMMON Modern Library edition bears the copyright date of 1933.

Toledano's Guide (pp.165, 176) places the printing of this design for the dust jacket rear panel from 1954-59, while the number "405" printed at the top inside of the dust jacket indicates a printing of 1962.

Price: $40.00

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