With Yuletide cheer we are featuring a selection of nineteenth and twentieth century illuminated manuscripts. It was during the febrile 1800s that an appreciation of Gothic design and the artistry of the Middle Ages came to full fruition, and both professional artists and gifted amateurs strove to capture the beauty of illumination in books and other artwork. Also, the new form of color printing known as chromolithography was especially well-suited to recreating the richness of the ancient art form.
Our fair schedule resumes in the New Year with the San Francisco Antiquarian Print & Paper Fair on February 1st and 2nd at the Fort Mason Center and the California International Antiquarian Book Fair beginning the following Thursday in Pasadena. More details will follow.
Title L'Annee Feminine (1896) Les Parisiennes d'a Present
Binding Full Morocco
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition First Limited Edition
Publisher Paris H. Floury 1897
Seller ID 002003
No. 27 of 60 copies on Japon vellum paper, and extra-illustrated, with most illustrations, including text illustrations, in two formats, and seven color plates. A fine example of breezy, sophisticated fluff and erotica. Bound in dark green morocco by Riviere & Sons. The binding is rubbed along edges and has some minor scuffs. Interior, this is a tight and clean copy.