Les Diaboliques (The Diabolicals). Barbey d'Aurevilly. Engravings by Félcien Rops


Félicien ROPS : LES DIABOLIQUES (THE DIABOLICALS) by J. Barbey d'Aurevilly, Paris Alphonse Lemerre publisher, with a portrait by Paul Adolphe Rajon and nine compositions by Félicien Rops :
- Le Rideau cramoisi (The Crimson Curtain),
- Le Plus Bel Amour de Don Juan (The Most Beautiful Lover of Don Juan),
- Le Bonheur dans le crime (The Joy in Crime),
- Le Dessous de cartes d'une partie de whist (Underneath the Cards during a Match of Whist)
- A Un Dîner d'athées (At an Atheist Dinner),
- La Vengeance d'une femme (A Woman's Revenge)
Two etchings for epilogue and untitled etching representing a lady clasping a sphinx).

(Exteens 506-513).

Sheets within a binder. Carton, canvased backs, yellowing, stains, wear, 2 paper flaps. Missing the last.

Etchings, fine proofs. Two have yellowed, few oxidations, minor foxings scattered throughout.

Format of collection: 19 x 14 cm (7-1/2 x 5-1/2 in.).

Provenance :

  • Item(s) quantity:  1
  • Expertissim Reference: 2011020131