BELLE ÉPOQUE colour lithograph posters

[BEARDSLEY, AUBREY / BERCHMANS, EMILE, / GASSET, EUGÈNE / MEUNIER, HENRY / TOULOUSE-LAUTREC, HENRI, etc.]

Les Affiches Étrangères Illustrées. Paris, G. Boudet and C. Tallandier, 1897.

Large 4to. Pp. (iv), iv, 206, (1). With 68 coloured lithographed plates (of which three are double-paged), 22 black and white full-page plates (one double-page) and numerous illustrations in the text. Three leaves with minor tear at lower fold. Later red cloth, spine faded with title label. Original pictorial coloured wrappers with-bound (restored). Limited edition, this is number 394 of 1000 copies on "papier velin" (of total 1050).

A very good copy of this impressive work dealing with posters of the Belle Époque from different countries: Germany, England, Austria, Belgium, America and Japan. Illustrated by the most prominent artists of the Belle Époque. It was published in a series of three;
the other two volumes "Les Affiches Illustrées" are devoted to works by French artists.

Jules Cheret, often considered the father of poster art, was the artistic director of the
Paris firm Imprimerie Chaix who is responsible for the colour lithographs in this work.
Price: EUR 2,000.-



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