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Alexandre Baer: Libraire, Expert. Vous Offre: Le Tome I de la Collection “Il Etait Une Fois,” Les Premiers Livres Illustres. Edition faite a titre prive.

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Paris: Librairie Joseph Baer & Co., n.d. [Publication No. 3130]. Octavo, paperbound (cardstock wrappers, interior), 119 pp. Very Good+, with light soiling to page edges and foxing (age darkened spotting). From Preface: Il etait une fois sera une collection qui nous rappelera la merveilleuse histoire du livre. Apres un court passage concernant les debuts de la Typographie, cet expose traitera surtout des premiers livres illustres de XV siecle. Il est naturellement impossible de les nommer tous et l’objet des prochains chapitres sera donc plutot d’etudier une certaine categorie d’illustrations d’ouvrages historiques (qui sont, generalement, les plus beaux et les plus importants) classees non pas seulement en fonction de leurs dates de parution ou de leur perfection technique, mais surtout en fonction des rapports plus ou moins etroits qu’elles presentent avec celles acompagnant des ouvrages publies anterieurement. Les gravures que nous nous proposons d’examiner ont ceci de commun qu’elles ne sont pas uniquement le produit de l’imagination d’un artiste et qu’elles ne constituent donc pas toujours des oeuvres originales, mais souvent des imitations de tableaux, d’estampes ou de sculptures. Il semble d’ailleurs tres interessant de retracer l’historique de chaque oeuvre, d’en determiner la part d’individualite, ainsi que les modifications, voire les ameliorations, apportees par l’artiste qui, dans certains cas, atteint un degre de perfection vraiment remarquable. A la suite de ce premier tome, nous procederons de la meme maniere pour les incunables -- avec ou sans gravures -- non-historiques (dont quelques-uns ont deja ete cites “pour memoire” dans cet expose) et ensuite, egalement pour les manuscrits.


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Alexandre Baer: Libraire, Expert. Vous Offre: Le Tome I de la Collection “Il Etait Une Fois,” Les Premiers Livres Illustres. Edition faite a titre prive.
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A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback. Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...