Third "luxury" catalog published by Nicolas wine establishments, printed and illustrated in black and gold, complete with 2 loose sheets: The great wines of Bordeaux (printed in red on gold sheet laminated on black paper) with the announcement : "For the first time, the Nicolas Establishments publish the nomenclature of the prestigious bottles of their particular Grande Réserve"; and Appellations d'origine des grands vins de Bourgogne (printed in red and black and small colored sticker).
Paperback under a black paper cover adorned on the front cover with a spiritual composition printed in gold and taking up the name of the company Nicolas arranged in red letters around a bottle enclosing a man (Nectar).
It is illustrated with 4 photographs reproduced on full page in black and white, with in each of them, a humorous drawing printed in a gold medallion representing the famous wine merchant Nectar designed by Cassandre. The text, printed in black, has been laid out with great elegance in a very Art Deco style, using lines. It is also accompanied by 4 other designs printed in the same way in gold squares.
The character of Nectar was invented by the Nicolas house in 1922 by the designer Dransy. It was then taken up by many illustrators, including Charles Loupot, Paul Iribe and Georges Lepape.
From 1927 to 1973, the Nicolas establishments published an illustrated luxurious catalog each year (except for the years 1937, 1940 to 1948, 1952 and 1968), with the participation of artists including Bernard Buffet, Cassandre, Christian Caillard, Chapelain-Midy , Darcy, Dignimont, Erickson, Galanis, Ghiglion-Green, Léon Gischia, Guerrier, Guiramand, Jean Hugo, Robert Humblot, Alfred Latour, Edy Legrand, Roger Limouse, Lorjou, André Marchand, Minaux, Roland Oudot, Georges Rohner, Berthommé Saint -André, Sarthou, Maurice Savin, Claude Schurr, Constantin Terechkovitch, Van Dongen.
Catalog sought and estimated, here in very good condition (slight traces on the covers). Immaculate interior.
[Cassandre] Nicolas Establishments; Draeger
Nicholas Catalog 1929
in-8, 24 x 15.5 cm; 23 p. (complete)