“THE WORK OF MY ENTIRE LIFE” (FLAUBERT): FIRST TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTHONY, LIMITED ILLUSTRATED EDITION WITH 25 PLATES (12 IN COLOR) BY BOSSCHÈRE
FLAUBERT, Gustave. First Temptation of Saint Anthony. London, 1924.
Limited illustrated edition, number 2,289 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, handsomely bound by Whitman Bennett. $400.