Paris: Éditions de la Plume, 1902. First edition. viii, 113 pp. Original printed wrappers. Minor browning to edges, spine a bit rubbed and creased, overall very clean and bright.
Barney's second book, a collection of Sapphic prose poems. It was published pseudonymously due to her father's wrath regarding her first book, Quelques Portraits- Sonnets de Femmes, in which she wrote explicitly about lesbianism. The collection was inspired by Pierre Louÿs' erotic poetry collection Chansons de Bilitis, and is dedicated to him. A fairly uncommon early book by the legendary author and salon host, a key figure in Parisian modernist and lesbian circles. Item #2099