- Alphonse Daudet (1840 - 1897)
- Auguste Leroux (1871 - 1954)
A. Ferroud owned his own publishing business under the names Librairie des Amateurs and Ferroud. The firm operated from 1884 until 1935. Together with better-known publishers like Vollard, he was one of the founding fathers of the artists' book ('livre d'artiste'). Although he published numerous books, little about Ferroud himself is known. Some editions note that F. Ferroud was his successor. While working at Édition du Monument, he published Narkiss by Jean Lorrain in 1908. He often marked his initials (FF) beneath the number on each copy, as he has done in this book.
Many of Ferroud's editions were colourfully illustrated. Due to the recognizable 'coloris' (range of colours), Ferroud was considered an 'éditeur de demi-luxe'. The illustrations inSapho were coloured in pochoir by the atelier of Berthelot.
- Sapho / Alphonse Daudet ; nombreuses ill. en couleurs par Auguste Leroux et H. Bouché-Leclercq. – Paris : Ferroud, 1925. - 253 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
- G. Boutitie & Co. (Paris) (text)
- 1225 copies
- This copy:
- Number 89 of 175 on Japon Impériale.
- With a series of the illustrations in three states, one of which is printed in black; Initialed by the editor
- Bénézit 2-621 ; 8-621 ; Carteret 4-133 ; Mahé I-638 ; Monod 3494 ; Saur Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon 13-288
- Koopm L 480
- Anne-Simone Dufief, Alphonse Daudet: Romancier. Paris, Champion, 1997
- Henri-Jean Martin, Histoire de l'édition française. Paris, Promodis, 1986
- Jim Maslen, 'The pochoir process in book illustration in France', in:The private library, 6th ser., vol. 5:3 (Autumn 2012), p. 103-127
- Jean-Alexis Néret, Histoire illustrée de la librairie et du livre français. Paris, Lamarre, 1953