"She is still decolletee," he answered, taking an olive in his long fingers; "and when she is in a very smart gown she looks like an edition de luxe
of a bad French novel.
Looks like an edition de luxe
of a wicked French novel, meant specially for the English market.
For that very dear writer friend who's made you a bundle this year, a 60-volume Edition de Luxe
collection of Charles Dickens works (only 15 sets exist), $65,000
in 1923, containing twelve volumes with 'Half-title: Patron's edition de luxe
Even so, it was a Parisian art dealer, Ambroise Vollard, who initiated the modern era of the artists book, or edition de luxe
, as it is called in French.