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George Barbier was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. He was only 29 years old in 1911 when he was swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books, and to produce haute couture illustrations. During his career Barbier also turned his hand to jewellery, glass and wallpaper design. In the mid 1920s he worked with Erté to design sets and costumes for the Folies Bergère. He achieved mainstream popularity through his regular appearances in L’Illustration magazine. Barbier died in 1932 at the very pinnacle of his success

Description: First printing, limited edition #254 of 275 copies. Stiff wraps with glassine overlay. Text in French by Edmond Jaloux. Original frontispiece etching by Charles Martin (portrait of Barbier)  25 Art Deco lithographic plates pochoir-painted by Georges Barbier. The plates are tipped-in on tinted Arches paper, each signed by the artist in the plate, with the original tissue guards. Tanning to glassine overlay, and some minor offsetting to endpage, otherwise fine. A RARE & BEAUTIFUL EDITION!

Bookseller inventory # 21135



Vingt-cinq Costumes pour le Theatre
Barbier, George

Publisher: Camille Block & Jues Meynial, Paris
Publication Date: 1927
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition

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