THE BIÈVRE. Joris-Karl Huysmans.
THE BIÈVRE.
THE BIÈVRE.
THE BIÈVRE.
THE BIÈVRE.
THE BIÈVRE.
THE BIÈVRE.
THE BIÈVRE.

THE BIÈVRE.

(Lallier, Monique).
  • (Villeurbanne, France): A Rob Swigart Production, (2005).
  • 8vo
  • full leather, clamshell box
  • (7), 29, [2] pages

Price: $4,500.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 135136

First edition limited to 50 numbered copies of this translation from Rob Swigart. This copy is bound in a full artist-binding by Monique Lallier, award-winning bookbinder from Greensboro, NC. The binding is a full crushed green moracco with leather onlays near the foredge of the front and rear covers. The leather onlays are stamped in blind to create a riverbed pattern to resemble the river Bièvre. Title stamped in black on spine. Leather doublures and suede endpapers. Binder's name stamped on rear doublure '2017 Monique Lallier'. The book is housed in a cloth and silk covered boards clamshell box with leather spine label. Title and binder stamped on spine in dark gray.

From the publisher: "The Bièvre is a small river that once ran through Paris. The text is a lengthy prose poem, an extended elegy for a corrupted and lost piece of wild landscape by the 19th Century French writer J.-K. Huysmans. From its source not far from Versailles the Bièvre loops through the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Over the centuries it has been gradually driven underground and today almost nothing remains visible within the city limits, though one can still walk along stretches running through lush vegetation to the south of the city. In 1890, Huysmans published this expanded version of an article that originally appeared in 1878. This new translation by Rob Swigart and Danielle Trudeau in a bilingual livre dartiste is illustrated with seven original etchings by French artist Claire Illouz."