Jacques Touchet illustrated Pierre Louÿs’ erotic romp Les aventures du Roi Pausole twice, first for Piazza in 1930 with a mediocre and rather mundane set of monochrome illustrations, then seven years later for Rombaldi, with just five full-page colour images, which have a spirit and liveliness that truly complement Louÿs’ narrative. His hammock-swinging harem and processional Tryphêmian naturists are as good as any of the work’s many illustrators, making this edition a worthy addition to any Pausole collection.

The 1937 edition of Roi Pausole illustrated by Jacques Touchet was published by Rombaldi, Paris, in a numbered print run of 3,200 copies.