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BARBIER, George (illus.)

Livre de Madame.

Edité pour John Wanamaker.

Paris: Maquet, 1918 Stock Code: 141690
£750.00
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First edition, first printing, of this rare lady's almanac, issued for the first American department store: Wanamaker's, and illustrated by George Barbier (1882-1932), a painter and artist who produced many illustrations for fashion and theatre costumes and set. Uncommon, the only copy listed institutionally is located by World Cat at the Morgan Library in New York.

It features a calendar, several blank pages for personal notes, and a collection of poems, including some by Ronsard, La Fontaine, and Voltaire.

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Description

Sextodecimo. Original gilt paper-covered boards, colour-printed art-déco pictorial silk onlays to boards and spine, pink endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in the publisher-issued slipcase with matching silk onlays.

Illustrations

4 plates, coloured in pochoir and by hand in greys and white, after Barbier, and 3 lithographic plates.

Condition

A hint of wear to extremities, joints partially split at foot of spine, the silk onlays otherwise bright and clean, internally fresh and unmarked. A remarkably well-preserved copy in the original slipcase, bottom panel expertly reattached, slight wear to extremities, a little rubbed, else very good.

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