Portfolio of 10 gold-toned gelatin silver prints and 1 Autochrome color print (mounted to inside front cover) in 17.5 x 14 inch solander case covered in blue velveteen embossed with art-nouveau floral pattern. Prints measure 7.5 x 6 inches and are mounted in 16 x 13 inch captioned window mats. With accompanying 15-page text pamphlet describing each print in detail and with an endnote describing the materials and printing processes used in producing this portfolio. Faint scuffing to velveteen, title label lightly rubbed, else fine with all tissue guards present Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) began taking pictures as a young child in France but was better known as a painter until a 1963 exhibit of his photographs earned him wide acclaim. The 10 photographs in this portfolio date from 1903 to 1916 and are printed from Lartigue's original negatives under his personal supervision. The autochrome color print mounted to the front cover was taken in 1920. This # 248 of 5000 English-language sets. Signed by Lartigue and numbered on label mounted to inside flap of solander case. Increasingly scarce in commerce. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: J-H LARTIGUE: A COLLECTOR'S PORTFOLIO.
Publication Date: 1978
Edition: First edition, signed, limited.
Book Description Time-Life Books Inc., New York, NY, 1978. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Limited Edition. Folio. Out of Print, scarce. Portfolio of 10 gold-toned gelatin silver prints and 1 Autochrome color print mounted to inside front cover. Prints are housed in a solander case covered in blue velveteen embossed with art-nouveau floral pattern. Limited Edition of 5000 numbered English-language copies, of which this is copy no.977, in a worldwide edition of 7,500. SIGNED and numbered by J.H. Lartigue on label mounted to inside flap. All tissue guards present. Includes accompanying 15-page text pamphlet. Shelfwear: light scuffing and fading along edges of blue velveteen case, some light fading and tanning on inside flaps of case. Includes original white cardboard box with title label on front and numbered 977. Some coffee stains and tanning on cardboard box. Box is in Good condition. Solander case is in Very Good-plus condition. Text pamphlet and plates are in Fine condition. Seller Inventory # 54471