1923 · Paris
by [Schmied, Francois Louis (illustrator)]: Flaubert, Gustave
Paris: Le Livre,, 1923. 410,pp. Thick sq. octavo. Unsigned three quarter black morocco and decorated paper over boards, raised bands, spine gilt extra with decorated compartments featuring inlays of brown morocco, and blind and gilt stamped geometric ornaments, t.e.g., original blue wrappers bound in. Some minimal rubbing at tips, small bookseller's label tipped to pastedown (La Librairie Viau Y Zona), internally fine. First edition with Schmied's six exotic wood engravings, colored via pochoir, with metallic highlighting in gold and silver, along with headpieces and culs de lampe wood- engravings in black. One of 850 numbered copies printed on vélin pur Chiffon, from a total edition of 1030 numbered copies. Schmied is considered among the major artists of Art Deco book illustration. MONOD 4695.
(Inventory #: WRCLIT78288)