One of Twenty-Five Copies Signed by George Barbier with an Original Watercolor

    George Barbier. Vingt-Cinq Costumes pour le Théatre. Préface par Edmond Jaloux. Paris: Chex Camille Bloch & Jules Meynial, 1927. First edition. One of twenty-five numbered copies "hors-commerce," out of a total edition of 300 copies. With an original watercolor drawing by Barbier, signed "Aux amis Marty [Charles Martin?] / bien cordial souvenir de / George Barbier 1928." Quarto. 20 pages. Mounted etched frontispiece portrait of Barbier by Charles Martin, and twenty-five mounted plates reproducing costume designs by Barbier, colored through stencils and heightened with gold and silver. Descriptive tissue guards. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full gray crushed morocco. Covers decoratively paneled in gilt, gilt spine with two raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Marbled endpapers. A little minor toning. Otherwise a fine copy.

    Colas 218. Hiler, p. 64.

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