Le Voyage d'Urien.
Paris, Librairie de l'Art Indépendant, 1893
Nobel Prize-winning André Gide requested that Denis be his collaborator for this work, via the director of the Librairie de l'Art Indépendant. Gide's imaginative text is generally considered to be an allegory for his own voyage toward self realisation, sailing to unknown and mysterious places.
Particularly uncommon with the original wrappers present.
First edition, number 133 of 300 copies on Holland paper; 4to (195 x 185 mm); 30 lithographed tonal illustrations; contemporary morocco backed marbled boards ruled in gilt, with the original wrappers bound in, the upper with a further, plain woodcut illustration by Denis.
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