It was inevitable that one of Paul-Émile Bécat’s regular publishing clients would ask him for illustrations to accompany Pierre Louÿs’ perennial tale of arcadian libertinism Les aventures du Roi Pausole, and it was Le Vasseur who commissioned twenty coloured drypoints for their limited edition. He clearly enjoyed working on them, the frontispiece of some of the 366 queens disporting themselves in their harem and the illustration of the fair Aline before her mirror are particularly pleasing.

Le Vasseur produced 540 copies of their numbered limited edition, of which 75 were a de luxe version with an additional print and a second suite of illustrations.