A L’Enseigne de Bacchus. Variations sur les Ordres Bachiques de L’Ancienne et de la Nouvelle France. Lithographies originales en couleur de Andre Galland - Paul-Emile Cadilhac 1953 - Deux-Rives, Paris - First Edition With original colour lithographs by André Galland. Number 23 of 78 special copies printed on Annam de Rives paper and with the extra suite of 16 lithographs.

A beautifully illustrated history of the Bacchic societies of France, from the sixteenth through to nineteenth centuries. From the illustrations it would appear that the celebration of wine and Bacchus was closely linked to the celebration of Eros!
  Beautifully printed on loose, different sized papers with coloured illustrations and four colour and 12 black and white lithographs. In 24 x 30 cm wrappers illustrated in colour with title in black.

pp. 16 plates (loose and placed in paper envelope), 285 [3]. All sheets loose as issued.
  Condition: Fine.   Ref: 102171   Price: HK$ 6,000