FAIRY TALES - COUPERUS, Louis (author).  B[ernard] REITH (illustrator). Psyche.
FAIRY TALES - COUPERUS, Louis (author).  B[ernard] REITH (illustrator). Psyche.
FAIRY TALES - COUPERUS, Louis (author).  B[ernard] REITH (illustrator). Psyche.
FAIRY TALES - COUPERUS, Louis (author).  B[ernard] REITH (illustrator). Psyche.

FAIRY TALES - COUPERUS, Louis (author). B[ernard] REITH (illustrator). Psyche.

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FAIRY TALES - COUPERUS, Louis (author). B[ernard] REITH (illustrator). Psyche. Amsterdam; L.J. Veen. [1927].

4to.; publisher's black cloth-backed pictorial boards elaborately gilt to upper cover, lettered gilt to spine; pp. [vi], [7]-159; with pictorial title, frontispiece, and 22 additional strikingly detailed fairy plates on coated paper, in black and white, by Van Reith; externally very good with spine rubbed with gilt lettering faded to oblivion and now in blind, internally generally very clean and fresh with a small previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper and, rather oddly, 2 leaves with overall browning and diffuse foxing, but otherwise very fresh indeed, with all plates fine.
First edition illustrated by Bernard Reith, with text in Dutch. Reith (1894 – 1974) was a Dutch graphic designer, illustrator, and author. He is celebrated for his glorious fairy tale illustrations for two works by Couperus, Psyche and Fidessa, executed in detailed line, with echos of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite and Harry Clarke. Jacques Offenbach developed Hoffmann's three short stories into an opera fantastique with libretto by Jules Barbier.

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