Sale 588 Lot 37
* [BINDINGS]. [LÉOTARD, GENEVIÈVE - BINDER]. A group of 2 works in fine Art Deco bindings by Léotard, comprising:
VALÉRY, Paul. Eupalinos. Paris, 1923. Eggplant crushed levant, covers with abstract rectilinear pattern in gilt, silver, and lavender calf onlay, spine and lavender calf doublures similarly decorated, lavender silk endleaves, marbled flyleaves, signed by Léotard 1929. LIMITED EDITION, number 1272 of 2000 numbered copies on vélin bouffant, of a total edition of 2448. -- MERIMEE, Prosper. Carmen. Paris, . Etched plates, illustrations, and vignettes by C. Martin, each present in two states. Plum crushed levant, covers with abstract linear pattern in gilt, silver, and blind, gilt semi-circles, spine and lavender calf doublures similarly decorated, purple watered silk endpapers, marbled flyleaves, signed by Léotard 1928. LIMITED EDITION, number 69 of 150 numbered copies on vélin Rives teinté, of a total edition of 176. -- Together 2 works, 4to, original slipcases, condition generally good with only minor scuffs or sunning.
Property from the Estate of Steve and Peggy Fossett, Carmel, California