André Pieyre de Mandiargues. The Girl Beneath the Lion. [Le lys de mer]. New York: Grove Press, . First U. S. edition, specially bound and signed issue, limited to twenty-six lettered copies, of which this is letter V. Signed by the author. Octavo (8 x 5.375 inches; 202 x 135 mm.). [16, preliminaries and "Sea Lilies"], 144 pages with a limitation leaf inserted at the front. Publisher's brown quarter-cloth with light brown paper-covered boards; spine and front board lettered in gilt, front board stamped in gray and pink; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine just barely askew; crown softly bumped; gilt lettering very faintly tarnished. Near fine. Translated by Richard Howard. Basis for an Italian film production, released in 1971 and directed by Renzo Cerrato. (#10026).