New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. 200pp. Quarto [29.5 cm] Black cloth over boards decoratively stamped in gilt. *Will require extra postage due to weight. Fine / Fine. Item #64625
With 252 illustrations, including 202 plates in full color.
From the dust jacket-
"The first major study of the of the sudden flowering of the art of bookbinding in France at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century- one of the richest and most exciting periods in the history of the decorative arts. The sixty years between 1880 and 1940 produced bookbinding's greatest modern masters and many of its most original and accomplished craftsmen and craftswomen. Spanning both Art Nouveau and Art Deco- the first organic and sinuous, the second bright, angular, and self-consciously modern- it was a stellar period for ornamentation and design of all types."