Paris: Perrin et Cie, Libraires-Éditeurs, 1922. xii, 367 pp. 12mo. Three quarter mottled calf over marbled boards, four raised bands decorated in gilt, two compartments with black morocco lettering pieces, main compartment decorated in gilt and black, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in, silk bookmark sewn in. Nouvelle edition. Tancrède de Visan, avant-. A very good+ copy, minor edgewear, foxing to blanks, leaves browning, in a beautiful fine binding. Item #35070
With the rise fascism and racial theories, and a look towards a mythological past, a Gobineau revival occurred in France between the two world wars. This novel, written shortly after perhaps his greatest work, Les Pléiades, was one of his most popular, and intended to illustrate the difference between the asiatic and occidental minds.