Sign In | Register
No image available


by Jean Berte

Condition: Good

Jan 01, 1929. Hardcover. Good. [FIRST EDITION] New York: The Aldus Printers, Inc., 1929. Tall portfolio with loose contents (as issued). Six sections totaling 40 pages + 4 pages of preliminary text, in screen-printed paper over board portfolio with cloth spine strip and silk fore-edge ties. Each of the sections contains illustrations (mostly colored) with descriptive letterpress text. States: "Copyrighted ... Jean Berte, inc. New York City." Subtitled: 'An Explanation of the Jean Berte Process of Water Colour Printing.' Berté used hand-cut rubber-faced letterpress printing blocks, which he printed using his own luminous water-based inks. Often overprinting six or more of the purest, most translucent colors, he was able to mass produce images of such freshness and startling impact that they were often confused with being hand painted. A rare title with minor edge-wear and spoting to portfolio, rear tie almost gone, front tie frayed, small sticker on lower spine and library-style pocket on rear paste-down, two small notations on paste-downs (possibly library in nature?), light age-toning, otherwise a very good example of this hard-to-find work. (cw)
  • Bookseller: gStrum US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: IP-OFEE-YJX8
  • Author: Jean Berte
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Date published: Jan 01, 1929
  • Product_type: 1


Review this book (Want a chance to win $50? Log-in or create an account first!) (You'll be automatically entered for a chance to win $50!)

Help & frequently asked questions


Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers.The cloth is stretched ove...[more]
A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. Although a new book is typically free of any faults or defects, "new...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an esse...[more]


$4.00 shipping to USA

More shipping options >

1939 New York World's Fair

Collecting the 1939 New York World's Fair

Born in the midst of the Great Depression, the theme of the 1939 World's Fair was "The World of Tomorrow" - a theme that captured the hearts of a generation. Check out the maps, souvenirs, and other ephemera on Biblio!

Collecting Arkham House

Collecting Arkham House

Learn about collecting the iconic horror and fantasy publisher that produced books by the likes of Ray Bradbury, August Derleth and H. P. Lovecraft.