James, Henry; [Laurencin, Marie]
Dans la cage, suivi de L'élève et de L'autel des morts
Paris: Librairie Stock, 1929. Small square octavo, contemporary green calf gilt over marbled paper boards, raised bands, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker, original wrappers with price ticket bound in. Title page printed in orange and black. Expert repair to head of spine.
Limited edition of three unsettling short works from Henry James's middle period, translated into French by M. Lanoire and D. Clairoin, number 170 of 2700 copies. The collection includes “In The Cage” (1898), “The Pupil” (1891), and “The Altar of the Dead” (1895). From the library of French modernist painter Marie Laurencin, with her ownership signature, handsomely bound.