Recueil de Vieilles Étoffes et de Dessins de Tissus anciens et modernes.
by Guerinet, Armand (editor).
Paris: Librairie Générale de L'Architecture et des Arts Décoratifs, n.d. [circa 1900]. Folio, 32 plates complete with 8 in color. Housed in a quarter red cloth portfolio with marbled paper boards and a blank label affixed to upper board. Some rubbing and chipping to portfolio, plates are bright with only hints of smudging occasionally at the edges; very good. A catalogue of “ancient and modern” French textile designs, finely printed in both color and b&w gravure, focusing mainly on floral patterns. (Inventory #: 108612)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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