Weird Women

The Crimson Curtain; Happiness in Crime; A Dinner of Atheists; A Woman' Vengence

Barbey d’Aurevilly. London: Privately Printed. Lutetian Bibliophiles' Society [Charles Carrington], 1900. 12mo. xv + 490pp. Two volumes in one. Limited edition of 500 copies on Van Gelder. Frontispiece by Lambrecht + 12 wood-engraved plates [8 by Émile Mas and 4 by René Lelong], all engraved by Eugene Dété. The first English translation of Barbey d’Aurevilly’s "Les Diaboliques".

Émile Auguste Mas, born April 5, 1853 in Paris, was a lithographer and illustrator. He provided illustrations for periodicals such as L'Illustration (from 1880), the Journal des voyages (from 1887), and Le Petit Français illustré (1889-1905); and various children's books publishsed by Armand Colin, among others. Although more risque at best than erotic, Mas also illustrated work for Charles Carrington: Diary of a Lady's Maid (1903), Like Nero (1904), La Maison de la Verveine (1904), Le Pharaon (1903), and Weird Women (1900). And some Select-Bibliothèque titles such as Fleur Veneneuse and La Papesse Noire (1907). He died in Paris October 7, 1923.

Rene Lelong (1871-1933), french illustrator and painter. In addition to Weird Women, Lelong illustrated Étude sur La Flagellation a Travers le Monde (1901) also published by Carrington.

Eugene Dété (1848-1922), an engraver used by Carrington for Étude sur La Flagellation a Travers le Monde (1901), The Picture of Dorian Gray (1908), and Weird Women (1900)

William Adolph Lambrecht (1876-1940), french painter, engraver and illustrator. In 1901 his illustrations appeared in various books published by Carrington such as: Les Mystères de la Maison de la Verveine, Une Société de Flagellantes, Les Vies des Dames Galantes, and En Virginie.

Rene Lelong
Rene Lelong
Rene Lelong
Rene Lelong
William Lambrecht