Chambre Syndicale des Éditeurs de Livres d'art / Louis Barthou - Livre d'or du bibliophile [Bossard, Mornay, Jonquieres, Kieffer...] - 1925
The beginning of the collection of this annual promotional directory presenting one or two pages of the most beautiful illustrated books of the French editorial production of the time. Full-page reproductions (text and images), mostly in colour, or at least in superb print quality and contrast for the black and white plates. The composition, typography and illustrations are very polished and reflect the aesthetic and intellectual effervescence of the time.
Following the flyleaf and the title page is the Table of "Art Publishers who have collaborated on this Golden Book". These are 27 of the most important publishers of the time. The work provides a look at the editorial work of Bossard, Mornay, Jonquieres, Kieffer, etc.
Then, on two leaves, one finds a Presentation signed Louis Barthou. This is followed until the end, by a whole sampling, in black and in colour, of the productions of these same publishers for the year 1925. Found at the end is a "List of all the works of which this Golden Book contains a specimen".
Our copy is missing the works published by Blaizot and Kra (i.e. 8 missing references).
Included is the publisher's catalogue of the journal on a loose double page.
Softcover, printed cover with flaps. Tears on the caps, insolated cover, water stains on the edge and in the margins of some leaves (nothing consequential), rare foxing.
[Chambre Syndicale des Éditeurs de Livres d'art] Louis Barthou
Livre d'or du bibliophile (Première année 1925): Bossard, Mornay, Jonquieres, Kieffer
Paris, Chambre syndicale des éditeurs d'art et de publications à tirage limité, 1925.
Quarto (33 x 25.5 cm); unpaginated, approximately 120/150 pages.
- Number of Books
- Bibliography, Bibliophilia
- Author/ Illustrator
- Chambre Syndicale des Éditeurs de Livres d'art / Louis Barthou
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- Livre d'or du bibliophile [Bossard, Mornay, Jonquieres, Kieffer...]
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition
- Original language
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- 33×25.5 cm