(Gender, Sex, and Sexuality)

Literary Women of the Left Bank, Paris, 1900-1940's.

Segaloff, Jean (illus.)

(Cambridge, MA: c. 2016). Oblong 16mo. (28)ff. One of an unidentified number copies of the second edition, though likely fewer than five. Signed by the artist at her Introduction, in which she states, "In making this book I wanted to portray each woman as a complex, intellectual being rather than a one dimensional character." To do so, Segaloff has selected twelve female literary figures who graced the salons of the Left Bank and has depicted each in drypoint-etched portrait hand-touched with watercolor. Among them are Djuna Barnes, Gertrude Stein, Colette, Kay Boyle, and Sylvia Beach. Of the twelve, most were queer, and usually openly so. Interleaved between the portraits are opaque vellum sheets on which are printed quotations or descriptive comments by the writer. Bound in burnt orange linen over boards, with silk pastedowns and paper label to upper cover. Rivet-bound. Fine. Item #32235

Price: $800.00