PAVIS, Georges. KIEFFER, Rene. BOYLESVE, Rene. ~ Les Bains de Bade: petit roman d'aventures galantes & morales.
No.155 of 500 copies of the text but this one completely unique with 20 original finished and signed watercolours and 20 drawings for those watercolours by the artist Georges Pavis bound into the text. Frontispeice by Fougeray du Coudray. Pp. 135 plus 40 additional leaves with the watercolours and drawings on rectos only. 8vo., in a special binding by Rene Kieffer, with binder’s label, in full blind lattice patterned calf with four medallions of erotic nudes stamped in gilt on upper and lower covers, spine lettered with nudes and a heart stamped in gilt, top edge gilt.
Georges Pavis (1886-1951), painter, illustrator and humourist was particularly famous for his 1920s illustrations for the reviews Rire and La Vie Parisienne. He also illustrated a number of erotic works such as Les Croix de Bois.
This extra-illustrated book is an extraordinary piece of work clearly done as a commission, something which he did for gentleman collectors in association with Rene Kieffer.