Books for trade: DÉVERGONDAGES. [ROJAN, illustrator]. SPADDY (pseud. of Jean Gros).Published by Aux dépens d’un amateur,, Bruxelles [Nice] 1948


[ROJAN, illustrator]. SPADDY (pseud. of Jean Gros).

Published by Aux dépens d’un amateur,, Bruxelles [Nice]:1948. Limited Edition of 234 copies on Vélin de Rives, this being copy no. 69, of a total edition of 250. Octavo (9 x 6 3/4 in.). 151, (3, blank) pp., In original white paper wraps, Uncut pages, 16 color lithographed plates, unsigned but, according to Pia and Dutel, after watercolors by Rojan, i.e. Feodor Stepanovich Rojankowsky (1891-1970).s. Rojan, a Russian émigré as celebrated for his many childrens book illustrations as he was for his erotic drawings, won the 1956 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations to John Langstaff’s Frog Went A-Courtin’. He was the sometime lover of French novelist and poet, Raymond Radiguet, and as an eroticist is perhaps best known for his illustrations to Radiguet’s Vers Libres. This edition was condemned four times between 1950-56 by the tribunal of the Seine; understandable as the title translates to “licentious behavior.” Dutel III, 1389; Pia 310-11; cf. Private Case 836.

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