BOOK: 903 La Femme et Le Pantin Fine Binding, Pierre Louys. La Femme Et Le Pantin. Hardcover. 6 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. LÃ‰dition De L'Art. H. Piazza & Cie. Paris. 1903. Illustrations de P. Roig. Decoration de Riom. Numbered 32 of an edition of 300. Elaborate leather tooled and gilt binding by The Club Bindery/Leon Maillard. Silk front endpaper. Color plates and additional black and white plates. Bookplates of Robert Hoe and C.L.F. Robinson.
Provenance: Estate of Huguette Clark
Notes/Literature: Huguette Marcelle Clark (1906-2011) was an heiress and philanthropist, who became well known again late in life as a recluse, living in a hospital for more than 20 years while her mansions remained empty. She was an accomplished artist and musician, having studied under famous portrait painter Tadeusz Styka, and her paintings were exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Washington in 1925