The French Art of the Book. Julien Cain, preface.

The French Art of the Book

New York: Cultural Division of the French Embassy, 1949. First edition. Stapled soft cover. 50p, no ills. except for tipped-on cover ill. Cover edges shelfworn, covers lightly browned, rust around staples. Reproduced typescript. Internally very good. Item #30975

Traveling loan exhibition of 242 20th-century examples of French book arts, divided into three parts: Several Great Illustrators of the Recent Past (Bonnard, Denis, Schmied, etc.); The Illustrated Book 1937-1948 (Cocteau, Dufy, Fini, Laurencin, Picasso, Villon, etc.); and The Art of Bookbinding 1890-1948 (Marius, Legrain, Bonet, Crette, Kieffer, Weill, etc.).  Each entry lists the artist, title, and publishing details.  Sponsored by the Comite National du Livre Illustre Francais; its first such exhibition in the United States.  Can be sent outside the US for less than the default shipping rate.

Price: $40.00

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