This post is part of an ongoing series featuring items from the newly acquired Santo Domingo collection.
Continuing with the Gérard Nordmann holdings within the Santo Domingo collection, we have this copy of L’École des biches, ou, Mœurs des petites dames de ce temps. Attributed to a small handful of authors, published anonymously for a small group of subscribers and not publicly sold, this edition of 300 copies is cryptically dated “1863-1910.” Nordmann’s copy is handsomely bound in quarter leather over decorated paper boards, but its most outstanding feature lies within: numerous hand-painted aquarelle illustrations throughout the text, of which two of the least salacious are here reproduced.
L’École des biches, ou, Mœurs des petites dames de ce temps. Bruxelles : [s.n.], 1863-1910. PQ2149.A1E25 1910x
Thanks to rare book cataloger Ryan Wheeler for contributing this post.