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.