Les Affiches illustrées 1886-1895 [and] Les Affiches étrangères.

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Lot 1687 | Les Affiches illustrées 1886-1895 [and] Les Affiches étrangères.
Paris: Boudet, 1895 & 1897.

The Henri Beraldi set of these two important works from the golden age of art posters, in full morocco cuir-ciselé bindings by Marius Michel. Affiches étrangères is one of 25 copies with text printed on chine from a total edition of 1050. Les Affiches illustrées is an unnumbered deluxe copy, also with text printed on chine. The works include examples of color lithographed posters by European, American and Japanese artists, with special weight given to the work of Jules Cheret.

Two volumes, large quarto (314 x 218mm. Affiches illustrées, illustration: 60 of 64 lithographs of posters in two states (printed in blue or black before letters on chine; final state in full color on japon); 12 additional plates of murals by Jules Cheret in two states. Affiches etrangeres, illustration: 68 lithographs in 2 states (before letters & final state in full color), 21 black-and-white lithographs, numerous black-and-white reproductions in text.

Uniformly bound in full olive morocco by Marius Michel, upper boards beveled and inlaid with polychrome cuir ciselé panels both depicting women looking at posters, turn-ins gilt, second volume with inlay decorations and corner-pieces to turn-ins, silk brocade doublures & linings, marbled flyleaves, spines in six compartments each with raised bands, lettered in blind in one compartment; original wrappers in two states bound in; stamp-signed by Marius Michel on upper doublures; velvet-lined slipcases.
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