ART NOUVEAU AND ART DECO BOOKBINDING, FRENCH MASTERPIECES 1880-1940
cloth, dust jacket
by Duncan, Alastair and Georges De Bartha
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989. cloth, dust jacket. Bookbinding. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 200 pages. With a preface by Priscilla Juvelis. First edition. The first major study of this fascinating period in French bookbinding. After giving a general overview, this study examines the work of over forty of the finest binders of the period. A brief description of each binder is given along with full color illustrations of their work. Detailed biographies and bibliographies are located at the end of the book. A nicely produced book which will provide inspiration to anyone who executes or appreciates fine hand bookbinding. Jacket faded. (Inventory #: 128612)
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