Les Belles Sans Merci
“When the ashes glow,
When the fire-sparks flow,
To the ancient gods aloft we soar.”
A small book filled with original drawings & collages from old book engravings.
—Featuring excerpts from 19th century poems around vampirism.
—Editorial Design after a book from 1860 (“Le berceau de Paris” by Paul Féval. Source: Gallica).
The title is taken from the ballad “La Belle Dame sans Merci” by John Keats which, in turn, is inspired by a 15th century poem of the same name. Keat’s ballad is an early example of 19th-century femme fatale iconography.