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TAMBOURS ET TROMPETTES by  GUY (POCHOIR).  ARNOUX - No. 287 OF 475 COPIES, from a total issue of 500 - 1918 - from Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts (SKU: ST12683-172)


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Paris: Devambez, 1918. No. 287 OF 475 COPIES, from a total issue of 500. 470 x 375 mm. (18 1/2 x 14 3/4"). 1 p.l. followed by plates. Loose as issued within original wrappers and housed in publisher's paper board folio (spine repaired with shipping tape), upper cover with hand-colored lithograph vignette, original (somewhat worn but intact) tri-color silk ribbon ties. With illustrated title page and 10 HAND-COLORED PLATES IN POCHOIR. Rear board with "can't dupl." in black marking pen. Corners and edges somewhat worn, just a hint of soiling to boards, but a very desirable copy, the inelegantly repaired portfolio with obvious condition issues, but the richly colored plates--the important part of this item--especially clean, fresh, and well preserved in general. This is a copy of French caricaturist and illustrator Guy Arnoux's vivid homage to those musical instruments and musicians leading the French into battle from the Revolution through World War I. Arnoux (1886-1951) illustrated almost 80 books, including several of outstanding print quality, for Parisian publisher Devambez. The army and patriotism were favorite themes of this scion of a military family, his body of work, as here, possessing a degree of charming chauvinistic naiveté. As an indication of his versatility, between 1912 and 1925 he produced work for the celebrated Parisian fashion review, "La Gazette du Bon Ton." The large format plates here--hand-colored using the pochoir stencil process--are animated and extremely vibrant.


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About Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts

Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books an Manuscripts was established in 1978 on a ping pong table in a basement in Kalamazoo, Michigan. From the beginning, its founder was willing to sell a range of material (both because this approach made the work more educational than otherwise and because it gave him a good excuse for not being an expert in any particular specialty). Over the years, the business has gravitated toward historical artifacts that are physically attractive in some way--illuminated material, fine bindings, books printed on vellum, fore-edge paintings, beautiful typography and paper, impressive illustration. Today, the company still sells a wide range of things, from (scruffy) ninth century leaves to biblical material from all periods to Wing and STC imprints to modern private press books to artists' bindings. While we are forgiving about condition when something is of considerable rarity, we always try to obtain the most attractive copies possible of whatever we offer for sale.


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The paper covering on the outside of a paperback.  Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...[more]
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title page
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