“THE WORK OF MY ENTIRE LIFE” (FLAUBERT)
FLAUBERT, Gustave. First Temptation of Saint Anthony. London, 1924.
Limited illustrated edition, number 695 of 3,000 copies, of Flaubert’s novel, a work he believed “would be enough to send [him] to the galleys,” deemed “the secret chamber of Flaubert’s mind” by Baudelaire, with 20 striking full-page plates (12 in color) and 25 in-text sensual illustrations by Jean de Bosschère, bound in full morocco gilt. $400.