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Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Folio-over 12-15" tall. Stated first edition and first numberline printing. Light shelf wear; light toning to the end pages; page edges lightly soiled; interior clean and illustrations vibrant. Over-sized volume. Romain de Tirtoff (1892-1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials. He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion, jewelery, graphic arts, costume and set design for film, theatre, and opera, and interior decor. Erté is perhaps most famous for his elegant fashion designs which capture the art deco period in which he worked. His delicate figures and sophisticated, glamorous designs are instantly recognizable, and his ideas and art still influence fashion into the 21st century. His costumes, programme designs, and sets were featured in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1923, many productions of the Folies Bergère, and George White's Scandals.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Folio. Pages crisp, bright, and clean except for a prior owner's name penned on the front endpaper; binding square and tight, hard cover only gently shelfworn at spine ends, otherwise excellent. Jacket is unclipped and, though slightly rubbed and chipped at corners and spine heel, overall vivid and lovely, now protected in a clear sleeve.
Near fine in Fine jacket. Hardcover with dustjacket. Folio. Third printing of first edition. Book is in near fine condition; there is a slight slant to spine. Jacket is in fine condition. Edited by Marshall Lee, and with a preface by Jack Solomon; includes writings and an introduction by Erte. Not price-clipped. In protective mylar. 223 pp. including index. Heavy--will require additional postage if shipped outside the U.S.
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