The Garden of Caresses. by HERMES, Gertrude. GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS.

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  • Another image of The Garden of Caresses. by HERMES, Gertrude. GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS.
  • Another image of The Garden of Caresses. by HERMES, Gertrude. GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS.
  • Another image of The Garden of Caresses. by HERMES, Gertrude. GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS.
One of around 25 specially bound copies with 6 additional erotic engravings loose in a pocket at the rear

~ The Garden of Caresses.

London Golden Cockerel Press 1934

Translated from the Arabic into French by Franz Toussaint and then rendered into English by Christopher Sandford. 8 copper engraved headpieces by Gertrude Hermes. One of c.25 randomly numbered specially bound copies with 6 additional erotic engravings (of a total edition of 275 copies), this no.11. Title printed in green and black. Set in Felicity Italic. 8vo., original full vellum with cockerel in gilt on upper cover and gilt lettering on spine, top edge gilt, others uncut, only very slight splaying to boards as usual and some darkening to very edges of leaves and free endpapers, otherwise extremely good. The 6 extra copper engravings are inserted loose in the sleeve at the rear of the book.

A stunning presentation of the special edition preserving the beautiful extra engravings by Hermes perfectly. The extra engravings are much more distinctly erotic than the engravings in the book.
The sensually joyful love poems were written by a Moor in Spain in the 10th century.

Chanticleer, Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, 100
Stock ref: 11071
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