London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1926. Limited Edition #976 of 3000 copies. 8vo. xx, 218,  pp. Introduction by Andre Maurois. 16 color Pochoir plates (including frontispiece with tissue guard); 8 black & white plates by Jean de Bosschere. Beautifully bound by Bayntun in red morocco with gilt ruling, gilt dentelles, gilt decoration & lettering on blue and green leather labels on spine; AEG; marbled endpapers. A fine copy. Item #19267
Being the story of the fair Imperia, the venial sin, and the merrie diversions of his most Christian Majesty King Louis the Eleventh, together with certain other quaint and piquant histories making up the first decade of The Droll Tales by Honore De Balzac rendered faithfully into English by J. Lewis May.