LE LIVRE DE LA MARQUISE
Konstantin Andreevich Somov
2 editions of Le Livre de la Marquise
Franz Blei, St. Petersburg: Golicke and Wilborg, 1918, 194 pages with vignettes and illustrations, 22 plates, some coloured, in original pink cloth boards lettered in gold, uncut, held in original board slip case with printed illustration worn with stains and foxing
Franz Blei, Venice: Cazzo e Coglione [i.e. St. Petersburg: Golicke and Wilborg], 1918, 254 pages with vignettes and illustration, 30 plates, some coloured, ink inscription at the end "tiré à deux cent trois / exemplaires / C.Somoff", later pink cork boards with pink calf edges, original pictorial wrappers bound in, pictorial dust jacket and held in a board slip case some wear
size of books: 258 by 198mm., 10 by 7 3/4 in.