LOUYS Pierre (1870-1925)

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LOUYS Pierre (1870-1925)
Psyche, signed autograph manuscript. [1895], 206 pages in-4 in purple ink on paper. Chocolate morocco, gilt fillets on the covers, spine with five nerves titled gold with floral decoration in four boxes, gilt edges, lining and chocolate moire guards (Maylander). Autograph manuscript by Pierre Louÿs of 206 in-4 pages in violet ink foliated with a title page bearing the author's name. Each page is glued on folio pages of tinted paper. Beautiful education in love and sensuality. Psyché will be published posthumously in 1927. "Have you written, also on your intimate album, the old verse that all the young girls have copied at least once: "To love is to be two and to feel only one"? We make them believe it's a definition of friendship, but only those who already know the love bed and all its heats understand that it's the secret of amorous ecstasy, when I touch your lips, Psyche you are me. I breathe through your chest, I think through your brain, I shiver through your nerves, I feel through your senses [...]".
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