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Bible]; [Book of Kings]; Schmied F. L., Illustrator

Published by Lausanne Gonin & Cie 1930 (1930)

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About this Item: Lausanne Gonin & Cie 1930, 1930. Limited edition, this being number I of the 20 copies signed and hand-numbered in Roman, I - XX, and one of only 25 sets which included the two extra suites of illustrations of a total printing of 195 copies. With illustrations and decoration by F.L. Schmied, wood engraved and printed by Philippe Gonin consisting of 47 compositions in colour, including seven full page plates, two of which are SIGNED by Schmied. And with the separate sets of Suite D Etats and Suite en Noir included in only the first 25 copies. 8vo, loose as issued in original wraps and foldover, in the original publisher s cloth covered chemise and buckram slipcase with printed label on buckram, now protected and housed in a handsome clamshell box. 36 ff, including blanks. With searate sets of SUITE D ETATS and SUITE EN NOIR. The leaves and plates and original wrappers are all as new and pristine, the slipcase and chemise only with some light expected wear or mellowing. VERY RARE, AND THIS AN IMPORTANT COPY. WITH TWO PLATES SIGNED BY F. L. SCHMIED AND BEING NUMBER ONE OF ONLY 25 COPIES TO CONTAIN THE TWO ADDTIONAL SUITES AND ONE OF TWENTY SPECIALLY NUMBERED AND SIGNED. The Suite en Noir, with the woodblocks printed in black and the Suite D Etats which contains 12 plates of one image, each one at one of the twelve stages of the printing process. This is a rare and especially fine example of the skills of both Swiss Art Deco illustrator F. L. Schmied and printer Gonin. Seller Inventory # 23466

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Salonique, La Macédonie, L'Athos. Préface de Gustave: SCHMIED, Francois-Louis; GOULDEN,

SCHMIED, Francois-Louis; GOULDEN, Jean.

Published by Paris Chez les auteurs (1922)

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About this Item: Paris Chez les auteurs, 1922. Number 20 of an edition of 70 on papier japon; large folio; edition dedicated to Monsieur.(title rubbed out); 45 colour plates engraved on wood by Schmied after Goulden; each plate numbered and signed in pencil by Goulden and Schmied, pages cut and un-bound; original publisher's printed wrappers with gilt title and decoration to front wrapper; marbled board chemise, gilt title to spine and matching slipcase. The beautiful plates by Jean Goulden (an Army major who married Schmied's daughter) depict views and buildings in Salonica (nineteen plates), Macedonia (seven plates) and on Mount Athos (nineteen plates). After being wounded in the Dardanelles campaign Goulden went to Salonica and Mount Athos to convalesce. There he was struck by the beauty of the landscape and the vibrancy of Byzantine art in the monasteries. Whilst convalescing he studied his surroundings, worked on his technique and returned to France with this series of oil paintings and his passion for art reignited. Schmied engraved Goulden's paintings, creating these wonderful plates which are a monument to the region and testament to the duo's popularity in the Art Deco movement. Seller Inventory # 98717

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Ruth et Booz. Traduction littérale des textes: MARDRUS, Joseph-Charles; SCHMIED,

MARDRUS, Joseph-Charles; SCHMIED, François-Louis.

Published by Paris F.L. Schmied (1930)

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About this Item: Paris F.L. Schmied, 1930. Number 94 of 155 copies on Madagascar paper (of a total edition of 172) signed by the artist beneath the limitation ; 4to (35.5 x 28.5 cm); 12 double-page and 4 single-page colour wood engravings, two further suites of illustrations on japon paper, one in colour numbered 10, another in black and white numbered 9, signed by the artist; full brown crushed morocco with gilt ornament to covers and gilt lettering to spine, silk endpapers, contemporary card slipcase; front turn-in signed 'Trinckvel,' back turn-in - 'G. Camuset Doreur.'; contemporary card slipcase; upper panel detached. A pristine example of this beautiful edition, enriched with two additional suites of plates on fine papier japon. 'In the introductory note. Théo Schmied points out the natural happiness of the interconnection between his father's cultural tendencies and art of the book and the world of the Near East as it is filtered by the 'inspired' Mardrus translations. throwing light on the the two fundamental aesthetic coordinates we need in order to understand how the details are made subordinate by the elegant decorative unity expressed by the plates, that is, the purity of the Egyptian graphic art and the will of the Italian primitives. The layout shows either a text harmoniously arranged in respect of double and single plates of various size, or a text framed by rules forming a variety of geometrical patterns and decorated by bout de lgnes in sienna. The illustrations mainly show subdued and delicate pastel colours' (Nasti). Carteret Illustrés IV, p. 264; Buyssens, no 42; Nasti B15. Seller Inventory # 95410

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SCHMIED (François-Louis)

Published by Société des XXX de Lyon 1931 -, Lyon. (1931)

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About this Item: Société des XXX de Lyon 1931 -, Lyon., 1931. 1 volume. In-4. 84 pp. Sous étui bordé et sous chemise en demi-maroquin. Reliure plein maroquin bleu. Plats ornés d'un voilier mosaïqué de maroquin brun, rouge, brique, vert, beige avec filets rayonnants dorés et jeu de filets à froid, doublures et gardes de tissu bleu bordé de maroquin ocre. Toutes tranches dorées. Couverture rempliée, au titre imprimé en relief, conservée. Reliure signée DEVAUCHELLE Rel-Dor.Illustré de gravures sur bois en couleurs de F.-L. SCHMIED : bandeau de couverture, 2 gravures à pleine page, et 115 bandeaux, fins de ligne et culs-de-lampe. Pour cet ouvrage, F.-L. Schmied adopte une curieuse mise en page : deux colonnes séparées par un jeu de cinq filets rouges, réservant en dessous d?elles un espace vide d?une hauteur égale à la largeur d?une colonne, les bois, de formats très divers, pouvant servir parfois de bouts de lignes, se distribuent très librement dans ce cadre strict. TIRAGE LIMITÉ à 135 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin à la forme signés par l?auteur.Exemplaire de collaborateur avec une double suite des gravures et la décomposition des couleurs de la dernière gravure à pleine page, précédée d'un feuillet portant la mention autographe signée de F.-L. Schmied : « Etats n° XXXVIII de la planche L'oiseau replie ses ailes ».Peau-Brune est le nom du yatch de Schmied. Dans ce journal de bord, il raconte son voyage de 1927.Ex-libris H. Lebaudy. Seller Inventory # 59747

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Peau-Brune: De St-Nazaire a La Ciotat. Journal: Schmied, François-Louis

Schmied, François-Louis

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About this Item: Exquisite unpag. example of Art Deco book design, detailing a 3-month journey the artist undertook with Jean Dunand aboard the schooner Peau-Brune, sailing from St. Nazaire in Brittany, around the Iberian Peninsula and through the Strait of Gibraltar, to the town of La Ciotat on the coast of Provence, fashioned as a logbook with chronological entries related to specific dates, table of contents. Illustrated throughout with approximately 100 beautiful engravings in brilliant colors from various points along the trip, including two full-page plates depicting the ship under sail, both signed by Schmied. Large 4to. Full leather with raised spine, gilt and polychrome wave decoration to front and rear covers, gilt tooling to inside covers with laid blue silk "endpapers", fitted slipcase. Spine slightly shaken, first signature loose in places. N.p. (Lyon) (Société des XXX de Lyon) 1931. From a limited edition of 135 copies, signed by Schmied in several places. Schmied was an important Art Deco painter, illustrator, and bookbinder particularly known for his beautiful limited edition books. He first gained notoriety with his commission to engrave and print the illustrations of Paul Jouve for Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book in 1919. He went on to create several additional pioneering works of books design throughout the 1920s and 1930s, including Les Climats and Le Cantique des Cantiques. His volumes were always expensive to produce and printed in very limited editions, usually no more than 200 copies. He sold his books by bringing sheets of works in progress to Parisian art fairs, with the hopes of getting wealthy art and book collectors to buy a subscription. Once the Great Depression took hold, the economic climate could no longer support the cost of Schmied's books, and he was forced to close his workshop. A gorgeous feat of Art Deco book design; as of March 2016, WorldCat locates five holdings in North America. Seller Inventory # 48441

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Ruth et Booz. Translation by J.-C. Mardrus: Schmied, François-Louis); Bible,

Schmied, François-Louis); Bible, O.T.

Published by F.L. Schmied, Paris (1930)

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About this Item: F.L. Schmied, Paris, 1930. Schmied, François-Louis (illustrator). Small folio, 14-1/16 in x 11-1/8. 76 pp. Illustrated with twelve double-page and four single-page colored wood engravings. One of 155 copies printed on Madagascar paper (plus 10 for collaborators, and 7 on japon). Nasti B15. Full red morocco, bound with the pages tipped to hinges, cover with a central design after motifs in the book, tooled in gilt on inlays of black and maroon morocco, dentelles tooled in gilt and with gilt corner onlays, gold and black silk moiré endsheets, edges rough-gilt, bound by Schmied, signed on the front turn-in "F.L.S." Chemise and new matching slipcase. Light marginal foxing, but in excellent condition.Schmied bound only books of his own creation, choosing above all the books of his great years.The subjects of his designs come from the books themselves" Ray, The Art Deco Book in France, pp. 101-102. "In the introductory note.Théo Schmied points out the natural happiness of the interconnection between his father's cultural tendencies and art of the book and the world of the Near East as it is filtered by the 'inspired' Mardrus translations.throwing light on the the two fundamental aesthetic coordinates we need in order to understand how the details are made subordinate by the elegant decorative unity expressed by the plates, that is, the purity of the Egyptian graphic art and the will of the Italian primitives. The layout shows either a text harmoniously arranged in respect of double and single plates of various size, or a text framed by rules forming a variety of geometrical patterns and decorated by bout de lignes in sienna. The illustrations mainly show subdued and delicate pastel colours" - Nasti. Seller Inventory # 21655

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Kim. Traduit par Louis Fabulet et Ch.: SCHMIED, François-Louis (illustrator);

SCHMIED, François-Louis (illustrator); KIPLING, Rudyard.

Published by Lausanne Gonin et Cie (1930)

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About this Item: Lausanne Gonin et Cie, 1930. limited edtion, number 17 of 20 hors commerce, out of total of 160 copies, 4 vols; 4to (31.5 x 26.5 cm). 276 pp.; 272 pp. with 15 colour plates, including frontispiece, and 15 chapter heading vignette illustrations and initials, all cut in wood and printed in colour by F. L. Schmied with 15 supplementary plates not called for in index and two extra suites of all the illustrations, one in colour, one in monochrome; original wrappers protected by chemises and slipcase; slipcase slightly rubbed, with one joint starting to split. No. XVII of XX hors commerce copies, containing two extra suites of all the illustrations, including the 15 supplementary plates. Set in the period between the second and third Afghan Wars (therefore 1893-1898), Kim was first published in 1900-1901, with this French translation first appearing in 1902. Unfolding against the backdrop of the political conflict between Russia and Great Britain in Central Asia, the novel popularised the term 'The Great Game'. The charming illustrations were engraved and printed by the painter and printer François-Louis Schmied (1873 1941), who was of Swiss origin. After attracting fame with his engravings for a 1919 edition of The Jungle Book, Schmied turned his attention to producing expensive, luxurious works in limited editions. Buyssens, no 43. Seller Inventory # 95780

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SCHMIED, FRANCOIS-LOUIS [ILLUSTRATOR] & MARDRUS, JOSEPH CHARLES [TRANSLATOR]

Published by Schmied, Paris (1928)

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About this Item: Schmied, Paris, 1928. In this illustrated book, the master French book illustrator Francois-Louis Schmied turned his attention to the first three books of Genesis - the creation account. Pairing his illustrations with the literal translation of Charles Madrus, the result is an exquisite interplay between theme, text, and image. The Art Deco style that Schmied brings to this work wonderfully highlights the purity and beauty of the Creation of the heavens, the earth, and all that they contain. The use of geometric shapes allows themes such as light and the elements dramatically enter into the account. Ward Ritchie states: "[This books is] a daring and innovative design with the copy of the first two books set in capital letters in narrow columns with deocrative bars to fill out the lines where necessary. The small illustrations in the columns are brilliant in color. Dominating full-page illustrations break the continuity of the text. The format is completely changed in Book Three with a wider measure of type and the illiustrations integrated with the text." This book was limited to 175 copies on that were numbered and signed, as well as an additional 20 copies for those involved in the production of the book. Our copy includes an additional suite of plates in black. The book was bound by female bookbinder Marie-Jose Guian-Milliaud for her personal library; it is bound in full brown calf, with ivory-toned calf used to recreate the family tree of plate XII on the front cover. A little bit of offsetting. 4to (33.6 x 25.2cm), 8, 16, XCIV. Plates III, VII, and X are bound in with the preface. A stunning work. Seller Inventory # 002280

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Schmied (François-Louis).- Mardrus (Joseph Charles, translator)

Published by F.-L. SCHMIED, Paris (1930)

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About this Item: F.-L. SCHMIED, Paris, 1930. Paperback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: near fine. First Edition. A fresh copy in the original wrapers, long housed in a pleasant blue chemise and slipcase. There is a little bit of spotting to the upper left quadrant of the wrapper, and a tiny bit to the back of the wrapper. The contents are completely fine and without even a hint of foxing, wear, or soiling. Loose in sheets as issued. It seems like most copies of this book were rebound. So, the book is very rare in sheets suitable for display. Easily one of the most beautiful books printed in the 20th century. One of 177 copies printed on Japon, signed by Schmied. "The title page illustration was the most intricate of all of Schmied's illustrations, requiring some forty-five different blocks to achieve the lacquer-like quality he wanted." Ritchie 35. Seller Inventory # 5133

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KIM. Traduit par Louis Fabulet et Ch.: KIPLING (Rudyard).
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About this Item: 1930. SCHMIED (F.-L.). (illustrator). Lausanne, Gonin et Cie, 1930. Trois volumes dont deux grand in-quarto (252 X 314) en feuilles sous couverture blanche illustrée d'un bois gravé en couleurs sur le premier plat, chemise demi-toile grise, vignette de titre au dos, étui de l'éditeur, [&] un volume grand in-quarto de 15 planches sous chemise papier à rabats, chemise demi-toile grise de l'éditeur. Tome I : 267 pages, (1) page, (1) f. blanc, (1) f. de table des illustrations, (2) ff. blancs ; Tome II : 263 pages, (1) page, (1) f. blanc, (2) ff. de table des illustrations et achevé d'imprimer, (1) f. blanc [&] suite de 15 planches. Petit manque de papier sur un plat de la chemise de la suite. ÉDITION ILLUSTRÉE de 57 COMPOSITIONS en couleurs de François-Louis SCHMIED dont 15 en-têtes, 15 lettrines, 15 illustrations à pleine-page et 12 culs-de-lampe. Elles ont été gravées sur bois et imprimées en couleurs par Philippe Gonin avec la collaboration de Gill. Ouvrage enrichi de la SUITE de 15 PLANCHES qui manque souvent. Tirage limité à 160 EXEMPLAIRES, tous numérotés sur JAPON IMPÉRIAL. «Deux années après la sortie du livre, à la demande d'un petit comité de souscripteurs composé entre autres de L. Barthou et de L. Givaudan, F.-L.S. a complété cette illustration en ajoutant une série supplémentaire de 15 planches, intitulée "Pour Kim", et tirée également à 160 exemplaires signés et numérotés » (Cichoka, L19, page 123). Danuta Cichocka a révélé dans un ouvrage paru en 2013 intitulé «Gustave Micklos, un grand oeuvre caché», que Gustave Miklos, sculpteur, peintre, émailleur et décorateur, avait conçu, dessiné, orné et peint près de cinquantes livres et créé également près de 200 projets de reliures, tous revendiqués par François-Louis Schmied. Exemplaire en PARFAIT ÉTAT. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. Seller Inventory # 002863

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Le Livre de la vérité de parole.: MARDRUS, Joseph Charles,

MARDRUS, Joseph Charles, transl.; [SCHMIED, François-Louis, illustr.]

Published by F.-L. Schmied (1929)

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About this Item: F.-L. Schmied, 1929. No Binding. Condition: Near Fine. Small folio, loose as issued on vélin d'Arches, within color-printed wrapper folder with the original glassine, in the original chemise and slipcase, overall 34.9 x 24.8 cm, the wrappers 33.9 x 24 cm, the pages 33.6 x 23.7 cm (13-1/4 x 9-5/16 in.). A collaborator's copy (apart from the numbered edition of 150), signed by François-Louis Schmied and numbered VII in the colophon. 12 original full-page hors-texte color wood engravings, sequentially numbered I to XII and each with Schmied's signature, in pencil; 54 additional color wood-engraved designs; decorative rules, bars and headings in color throughout. Collates 29 ff.: [2 ll.], 54 ll., [2 ll]; plus 12 ll. hors-texte color wood engravings printed one side only on single leaves; arranged [1 f. (blank)], 1 f. (half-title, colophon, title), 3 ff. ("Portique," the introduction by Mardrus), 23 ff. ("Portes," the 12 chapters), [1 f. (blank)], the hors-texte engraving numbered to each Porte positioned after its corresponding chapter title; complete. Slight corner wear and scuffing on slipcase, chemise spine with slight wear to edges and inconspicuous small spot, paper labels toned, faint offsetting of wood-engraved designs of title page onto colophon page, else generally fine throughout. Bénézit 12-472; Carteret IV 264; Prout II 29-07; Ritchie 28. The orientalist Joseph-Charles Mardrus collaborated with Schmied from 1924 on several works and supplied Schmied with the translations and explications for this adaption of an ancient Egyptian book of the dead. Its title is here incorporated into Schmied's title-cartouches, the form associated in ancient usage with identifying a royal name. Each of the twelve Portes begins, "O formes d'éternité, me voici," a presentation of the self at each chapter-portal for judgment into eternity. The first Porte ends, "Je suis pur. Je suis pur," an exhilarating declaration in the rites at the threshold of the living dead, nevertheless leading to the continued weighing within the subsequent Portes, each of which ends, "Passe, tu es pur." Thus on plate IV the green "Feather of Ma'at," goddess of truth and justice, weighs the heart and pure soul requisite for passage by Osiris, king of the dead, for the journey onward toward the eternal rush fields. After the affirmation of the last Porte is added a monumental engraved block "C'est fini." Schmied's maquette and sketches were exhibited in December 1926 at the Galeries Georges Petit in Paris, where Schmied also showed with Dunand, Goulden and Jouve as a group. The edition was then printed in Schmied's atelier by his apprentices and his son Théo. The complex color compositions of the hors-texte plates and the many decorative designs demanded innumerable pulls from the press. Publication was finally achieved by 30 April 1929. "The influence of medieval and Renaissance 'book architecture' that shines through in Le livre de la vérité de parole can be recognized in the initials, ornaments and decorative fields that make Schmied's artist's book so beautiful and so valuable" (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Koopman Collection on-line). Ward Ritchie (1987) describes the book (no. 28, p.34) as a " perfect collaboration between Dr. Mardrus and Schmied. warm and ingenious in its design, one of Schmied's masterworks". Seller Inventory # ABE-1507651481406

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Schmied, François-Louis); Bible O.T.

Published by Gonin & Cie, Lausanne (1930)

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About this Item: Gonin & Cie, Lausanne, 1930. Schmied, François-Louis (illustrator). First edition. 9-3/4 in. x 7-1/2 in.; 248 mm x 192 mm. (60) pp. Designed and illustrated by Schmied, engraved and printed by Philippe Gonin. Seven full-page woodcut illustrations; twelve smaller illustrations, initials and bandeaux. Original wrappers, in chemise and slipcase, slight tanning to the front wrapper, otherwise fine. Copy 4 of 175 copies, signed by Gonin, printed on Arches paper. This is from the tirage de tête of 25 copies which have an additional double suite of the llustrations (black and colored). Nasti B18; Ritchie 34. Seller Inventory # 28076

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Schmied, Francois Louis (Illustrator)

Published by Chez F.-L Schmied, Paris (1928)

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About this Item: Chez F.-L Schmied, Paris, 1928. Hardcover. 327 pages. 29 x 18 cm. Limited edition, copy 86 of 175 on velin d'Arches, signed by Schmied in pencil. Frontispiece of the golden Roman eagle, and full page color wood engravings of the twelve emperors, Printed in red and black, full page art deco chapter designs in gold and black, plus additional color wood engraved illustrations with the text. Translation by Joseph Esteve, preface by Louis Barthou, De L'Academie Francaise. NASTI. Schmied B12. Wrappers and interior contents fine, slight chip to upper chemise label, a few nicks to slipcase. Unbound as issued in original printed wrappers housed in publisher's red board and cloth chemise with black cloth spine labels Near fine in matching very good board slipcase decorated at borders in black. Seller Inventory # 18690

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Daphné: SCHMIED, Francois-Louis, illustrator;

SCHMIED, Francois-Louis, illustrator; VIGNY, Alfred de

Published by Paris: F.-L. Schmied, 1924 (1924)

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About this Item: Paris: F.-L. Schmied, 1924, 1924. Considered to be Schmied's First Important Book The Copy of Publisher, Bookbinder and Bookseller René Kieffer SCHMIED, Francois-Louis, illustrator. VIGNY, Alfred de. Daphné. Paris: Chez F.-L. Schmied, Peintre-Graveur-Imprimeur, 1924. Limited to 140 numbered copies (this being no. 41) signed by F.L. Schmied. Large quarto (12 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches; 310 x 251 mm.). [iv, blank], [180], 1, imprint], [7, blank] pp. Forty-nine colored woodblocks, five of which are full-page, twenty-five headbands and end caps and nineteen large ornamented letters, all of which are partly embellished with silver. The title-page and frontispiece have light offsetting and there is some light offsetting from the illustrations onto the text, far less than is usually seen. A near fine and fresh example. Publishers pictorial gray wrappers printed in silver, maroon, red light gray and blue. Publisher's mottled red chemise (with tile in silver on spine) and matching slipcase. Chemise joints neatly repaired with acid-free tape, some rubbing to extremities of slipcase. Considered to be Schmied's first important book - this copy was subscribed to the great Parisian Publisher, Bookbinder and Bookseller, René Kieffer. "Beginning in 1921 the four friends, artists Paul Jouve and Jean Goulden, Jean Dunand, a master-artist in lacquer who had been a friend of Schmied's since their student days at the École des Arts Industriels de Genève, and Schmied held a joint exhibit at the Galerie Georges Petit. These continued each year until 1931 when they became a victim of the depression. While the others showed their art, Schmied showed layouts and sample pages of projected books, for which he took orders. Inasmuch as his books usually took several years to produce Daphné was the first of his own publications to be so shown and later printed. It is a remarkable book, architecturally designed with monumental initial letters unrivalled in book design. Schmied formulated a soft black velvet-textured ink which was the envy of printers. It was a secret formula which Schmied would not divulge. This was fortunate, since in time it bled through the paper and offset onto facing pages. While it couldn't spoil the basic beauty of the Daphné, it was a distracting blemish affecting many of the text pages. Oddly enough on the title page and the opposing frontispiece it creates a design of great unplanned beauty. One hundred and forty copies were printed on the handpress." (Ward Ritchie. Art Deco. The Books of Francois-Louis-Schmied. p.24). Francois-Louis Schmied (1873-1941) was an important painter, illustrator, wood engraver, printer, editor and bookbinder particularly known for his beautiful limited edition books. He is considered a major artist in the Art Deco style, particularly in the area of publishing fine books for bibliophiles. He first gained notoriety with his commission to engrave and print the illustrations of Paul Jouve for Rudyard Kipling's Le Livre de la Jungle which was finally published in 1919. The success of that production allowed Schmied to expand his operations, purchase a Stanhope hand-press, and hire a group of craftsmen who helped him to execute some of his most famous and pioneering work such as Les Climats (1924), Daphne (1924), Le Cantique des cantiques (1925), Les Douze Cesars (1928), Kim (1930), Ruth et Booz (1930), and Peau-Brune de St. Nazaire a la Ciotat (1931). His books were always expensive to produce and were printed in highly limited editions, usually no more than 100-200 copies. His marketing strategy was to display sheets of works in progress to Parisian art fairs, seeking the subscription of wealthy bibliophiles and other organizations. Once the Great Depression took hold, the economic climate could no longer support the cost of Schmied's books, and he was forced to sell off virtually all of his assets and close his workshop. Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny (1797-1863) was a French poet and early leader of French Romanticism. He also produced novels, plays, and translations of Shakespeare. Ward Ritchie, 15. Seller Inventory # 04957

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Kim. Traduit par Louis Fabulet et Ch.: Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936)

Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936) & F[rancois] L[ouis] Schmied (Artist & Illustrator; 1873-1941).

Published by Gonin et Cie, Editeurs, Lausanne [Switzerland]. Number 9 of 10 copies (of a total of 140), with an original, signed Schmied watercolor illustration, but lacking the suite of extra plates. (1930)

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About this Item: Gonin et Cie, Editeurs, Lausanne [Switzerland]. Number 9 of 10 copies (of a total of 140), with an original, signed Schmied watercolor illustration, but lacking the suite of extra plates., 1930. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Limited Edition. . [Limitation statement]: "Cette edition a ete tiree [there have been printed] 140 exemplaires [copies] numerotes et signees. Les dix premiers exemplaires [the first 10 copies] comportent une aquarelle originale [an original watercolor illustration] et une triple suite des gravures [this copy lacks this triple suite of engravings]; les trente [30] exemplaires suivants comportent une double suite des gravures. Il a ete tire en outre vingt [20] exemplaires hors commerce numerotes en chiffres romains. Exemplaire No. 9 [signed]: Gonin + Cie." "Les compositions qui ornent cet ouvrage sont de F. L. Schmied; elles ont ete gravees sur bois et imprimees en couleurs par Ph. Gonin. Collaborateur: Dill. Acheve d'imprimer le 28 fevrier 1930.". Size of the bindings: 10 inches x 12 1/4 in. x 2 1/4 in. (thick), Volume 1: half-title with small red bull design in colors, dedication page with limitation and with the publisher's signature on the reverse of the dedication page; watercolor illustration of a red bull, signed in ink by Schmied; second half-title; title-page printed in red, black and gray with Plus Haut design. Text: pp. [9]-[268] + [1] p. list of illustrations. With 8 heading illustrations & 8 full-page, both in colors, as well as tail-pieces, etc. Volume 2: half-title with small design of red bull; half-title; title-page printed in red, black and gray with Plus Haut design. Text: pp. [5]-[264] + [1]p. list of illustrations + printer's colophon leaf with design. 7 heading illustrations & 6 full-page, both in colors, and tail-pieces, etc. The text is in French. Bound in full, dark green morocco leather (the spines have faded to light brown), with the author's name and title and illustrator's name gilt on the spine, with one or two white dots on each spine for the volume numbers. The front and back covers of each volume feature a circular, concentric design, which is formed of two cut-out, leather-covered forms which are mounted in a circular cut-out well, lined with a white plastic material. The circular cut-out forms display the title: KIM in gilt letters and gilt dots. The central form bears a gilt sunburst type design formed of small dots, around a larger gilt dot; these are repeated in each corner of the front and back covers. The mounted title form on the back covers does not display the lettered word Kim, but does have the sunburst design on the central form; multicolored, sewn headbands; inner leather turn-ins with green slik endpapers, and green, brown and gold marbled flyleaves. The binding is unsigned, but possibly designed by Schmied, who also used Crette and Dunand to design and execute bindings for his books; the design also seems to echo some of Paul Bonet's early work, in the use of the circular forms with lettering. The spines show fading and some rubbing to the leather surfaces of the spines, spine ends, outer hinges. In dark green & gold-flecked paper-covered slipcases, with brown morocco leather facings. The slipcase for volume one shows splitting, which has been covered with green cloth tape at some point to reinforce the edges. Weight: 15 lbs. Postage is extra on this item. Ward Ritchie: "Art Deco: The Books of Francois-Louis Schmied" (1987), # 32; page 37. (French text). Seller Inventory # F-114. Seller Inventory # F-114

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SCHMIED (F.-L.) :FORT (P.)

Published by Paris: CercleLyonnais du Livre,1927. (1927)

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About this Item: Paris: CercleLyonnais du Livre,1927., 1927. Limited to 165 copies. The illustration includes 56 original compositions, including 24 full-page, 28 headbands and 4 end of line by François-Louis SCHMIED16 x 20,5cm. original unboudwrapper. This one of the 120 nominative copies: to M.Aime Pere. protect cover with slip case. Seller Inventory # 573000151

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Le Livre de la vérité de la: SCHMIED, François-Louis--MARDRUS, Joseph

SCHMIED, François-Louis--MARDRUS, Joseph Charles.

Published by ParisF.-L. Schmied . (1929)

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About this Item: ParisF.-L. Schmied ., 1929. LIMITED EDITION 10/150 signed by the artist. 4to (34 x 23.5 cm.), loose as issued in original printed wrappers, burgundy card folder and slipcase, printed paper labels to spine of folder. Occasional minor light offsetting or spotting, generally a fine copy. Decorated throughout in pochoir and with 12 full page plates by Schmied, each signed in pencil by the artist, plus two additional suites of plates (53 printed in black, and 53 in colour), each in a printed wrapper signed by Schmied in pencil, numbered no.1 and number 10 respectively. The illustrations all by Schmied, the text by Mardrus comprising twelve chapters adapted from ancient Egyptian sacred teachings. Described by Ritchie as a "perfect collaboration between Dr. Mardrus and Schmied . the book is warm and ingenious in its design, one of Schmied's masterworks." One of the few livres d'artiste of this period to glorify the Egyptian influence on Art Deco. Schmied and Mardrus shared a strong sensitivity to literature, which guaranteed their harmonious collaboration. Mardrus translated the Tales of 1001 Nights into French and also supplied Schmied with the translation of the ancient Egyptian texts from Le livre de la vérité de parole for this book. It was a book of the dead, in which every chapter begins, like a doorway to eternity, with the incantation 'O, shapes of eternity, here I am' ('O formes d'éternité me voici') (kb.nl online). (Ritchie 28). Seller Inventory # 55095

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LE TAPIS DE PRIÉRES: Schmied, F. -L.

Schmied, F. -L. [Illus.] and Lucien-Graux Docteur

Published by Paris Pour les Amis du Docteur Lucien-Graux 1938 (1938)

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About this Item: Paris Pour les Amis du Docteur Lucien-Graux 1938, 1938. FIRST AND LIMITED EDITION, ONE OF ONLY 125 COPIES. This copy being Number 14. Printed on Fine Arches paper Illustrated with ten very fine art deco colour illustrations by F.-L. Schmied and a large colour engraved cover vignette, all engraved on wood and printed by Theo Schmied, each page of text ruled and numbered in red. Folio, as issued in unbound sheets contained within printed paper portfolio wrapper in original glassine, housed in brown textured paper chemise and brown paper-board slipcase, chemise with morocco label gilt lettered and with silk ties. 76, [1] pp. A pristine and perfect copy of the portfolio of sheets and engravings, the wrappers with a very light touch of the toning to which they are prone and a bit of minor age to the slipcase. FIRST EDITION AND AN ART DECO MASTERPIECE, beautifully produced and published. F.-L. Schmied's beautiful illustrations were all engraved and printed, as was the text, in the premises of his son, Theo Schmied, on October 1st of 1938. At that time Schmied was living in Morocco. This is one of the fine series of works produced by French doctor, entrepreneur, collector, bibliophile, writer, publisher and Nazi-resister Dr. Lucien Désiré Prosper Graux. He had created one of the largest and most beautiful private collections of manuscripts and books of his time. He also created the small publishing house called "The Friends of the Doctor" which produced these high-bibliophile press books, typically printed in less than 150 copies. François-Louis Schmied is considered one of the most important of the Art Deco artists, particularly in the area of book illustration, design and publishing. Schmied's books were very expensive to produce and were always printed in a very limited number, usually consisting of no more than 100 - 200 copies. An experienced wood engraver, he practiced the delicate technique of multiple monochrome overprints in order to obtain color illustrations. Seller Inventory # 29060

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Schmied, François-Louis); Suetonius

Published by F.L. Schmied, Paris (1928)

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About this Item: F.L. Schmied, Paris, 1928. Schmied, François-Louis (illustrator). 11-1/8 in. x 7-1/2 in., 283 mm x 190 mm. (14), 8, (2), 340 pp. 14 full page plates. Arches paper. Half yellow morocco, original printed wrappers bound in, in fine condition. No. 36 of 175 copies, signed by Schmied. "The text is framed by horizontal brown rules [with] bout de lignes in brown and gold. Among the decorations, besides the full-page plates, we find 9 impressive ornaments (either circular or rectangular) at the end of most of the chapters" - Nasti B12; Ritchie 26. Seller Inventory # 22752

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KIM. Traduit par Louis Fabulet et Ch.: Kipling, Rudyard, François-Louis

Kipling, Rudyard, François-Louis Schmied.

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About this Item: Lausanne, Gonin 1930. 2 Bde. 4° (31 x 25,5 cm). 276 S., 1 Bl., 270 S., 1 Bl. mit 57 Farbholzschnitte (davon 15 ganzseitige, 15 Initialen, 15 Kopfvignetten und 12 Schlussvignetten). Kopfgoldschnitt. Grünes Maroquin (4 nerfs) mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Innenkanten-Fileten. In marmorierter Halbleder-Chemise mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Der Originalumschlag ist eingebunden. In marmorierten HLdr.-Schubern. Compositions gravées sur bois et imprimées par Philippe Gonin. Collaborateur: Dill. Nr. 115 von total 160 Exemplaren sur Japon impérial. In der Justification von Gonin und Dill signiert. Holzschnitte von Schmied in der Platte signiert. (Monod 6539). Kleines farbiges Wappen-Ex Libris auf Vorsatzblatt. Sehr gutes Exemplar dieses schönen Werkes in Ganzmaroquin. Seller Inventory # 41138

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François-Louis Schmied peintre graveur et imprimeur. Catalogue: SCHMIED François-Louis &

SCHMIED François-Louis & BARTHOU Louis

Published by Les presses de F.L. Schmied (1927)

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About this Item: Les presses de F.L. Schmied, 1927. couverture souple. - Les presses de F.L. Schmied, Paris 1927, 24x31cm, broché. - Edition originale imprimée à 300 exemplaires, le nôtre un des 20 exemplaires numérotés et justifiés par François-Louis Schmied, tirage de tête. Ouvrage illustré de 42 planches hors-texte et à pleine page. Dos et plats marginalement insolés en têtes, une éraflure en tête du deuxième plat, rares piqûres, agréable état intérieur. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, one of 300 copies, this one of 20 numbered and justified by François-Louis Schmied, the tirage de tête. With 42 full page plates hors texte. Spine and covers sunned at edges, scratch to head of lower cover, occasional wormholes, internally good. %. Seller Inventory # 37389

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Les Ballades Francaises: SCHMIED, Francois-Louis, illustrator;

SCHMIED, Francois-Louis, illustrator; FORT, Paul

Published by Lyon: Cercle Lyonnais Du Livre, 1927 (1927)

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About this Item: Lyon: Cercle Lyonnais Du Livre, 1927, 1927. Schmied Illustrates "The Prince of Poets" SCHMIED, Francois-Louis, illustrator. FORT, Paul. Les Ballades Francaises. Montagne, Foret, Plaine, Mer [Mountain, Forest, Plains, Sea]. Lyon: Cercle Lyonnais du Livre, 1927. Limited to 120 copies (this for Victor Blanchet) out of a total edition of 165. "Il a été tiré de cet ouvrage, établi par F.-L. Schmied pour le Cercle Lyonnais du Livre, cent vingt examplaires nomantifs de soviétaires et quarante conq examplaires dits de Collaborateurs, Numérotés de 1 a 45. á M. Victor Blanchet" (limitation leaf). Quarto (10 1/4 x 8 inches; 260 x 203 mm.). Loose as issued in twenty-one gatherings (168 pp. including preliminary blanks). Four full color title-pages and twenty-six full page color plates. Twenty colored head & tailpieces in the text. Some sporadic foxing throughout, mainly marginal. Publisher's color pictorial wrappers uncut, with the original glassine jacket. Chemised in the original gray cloth backed marbled boards within it's gray cloth edged, marbled board slipcase. Minimal rubbing to extremities. An excellent copy. "One hundred and twenty copies were printed for members of the Cercle Lyonnais du Livre, each copy printed with the name of the recipient member. As occasionally happened with Schmied's books, the paper was uncomfortably heavy. It was fine as the books were issued in loose sheets in a portfolio, but quite stiff in a bound book. This was evidently the last book on which Pierre Bouchet worked as an employee of Schmied. He subsequently set up his own atelier at Boulogne-sur-Seine where he also designed and printed books." (Ward Ritchie. Art Deco. The Books of Francois-Louis Schmied, p.29). Francois-Louis Schmied (1873-1941) was an important painter, illustrator, wood engraver, printer, editor and bookbinder particularly known for his beautiful limited edition books. He is considered a major artist in the Art Deco style, particularly in the area of publishing fine books for bibliophiles. He first gained notoriety with his commission to engrave and print the illustrations of Paul Jouve for Rudyard Kipling's Le Livre de la Jungle which was finally published in 1919. The success of that production allowed Schmied to expand his operations, purchase a Stanhope hand-press, and hire a group of craftsmen who helped him to execute some of his most famous and pioneering work such as Les Climats (1924), Daphne (1924), Le Cantique des cantiques (1925), Les Ballades Francaises (1927), Les Douze Cesars (1928), Kim (1930), Ruth et Booz (1930), and Peau-Brune de St. Nazaire a la Ciotat (1931). His books were always expensive to produce and were printed in highly limited editions, usually no more than 100-200 copies. His marketing strategy was to display sheets of works in progress to Parisian art fairs, seeking the subscription of wealthy bibliophiles and other organizations. Once the Great Depression took hold, the economic climate could no longer support the cost of Schmied's books, and he was forced to sell off virtually all of his assets and close his workshop. Paul Fort (1872-1960) was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. At the age of eighteen, reacting against the Naturalistic theatre, Fort founded the Théâtre d'Art (1890-93). He also founded and edited the literary reviews Livre d'Art with Alfred Jarry and Vers et Prose (1905-14) with poet Guillaume Apollinaire, which published the work of Paul Valéry and other important Symbolist writers. Fort is notable for his enormous volume of poetry, having published more than thirty volumes of ballads and, according to Amy Lowell for using her polyphonic prose form in his Les Ballades Francaises. Ritchie, 20; Carteret Illustrés IV, 365. Seller Inventory # 04657

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Les Douze Césars: SCHMIED, Francois-Louis, illustrator;

SCHMIED, Francois-Louis, illustrator; Gaius Seutonius Tranquillus; SEUTONIUS

Published by Paris: F.-L. Schmied, 1928 (1928)

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About this Item: Paris: F.-L. Schmied, 1928, 1928. Livre D'Artiste - Francois Louis Schmied's The Twelve Caesars SCHMIED, Francois-Louis, illustrator. Les Douze Césars. Traduction inédite de Joseph Estève. Préface de Louis Barthou de L'Académie Francaise. Paris: F.-L. Schmied, 1928. Limited to 175 copies printed on vélin d'Arches (this being no. 165) signed by F.L. Schmied. Large octavo (11 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches; 286 x 188 mm.). [viii], 1-[10], I-CCCXXVI, [viii] pp. Decorative title and section titles printed in gold, and twenty-three color illustrations by Schmied, comprised of nine vignette tailpieces, and fourteen full-page plates, including the twelve portraits. Small stain (5/16 x 5/16 inch) on lower margin of preface and first dedication leaf. Original printed wrappers and spine bound in, some light foxing to wrappers only. Near fine. Bound ca. 1928 by Phillipe Gonin (stamp-signed in gilt on front doublure) in full dark blue crushed levant morocco, smooth spine lettered in gilt, medium blue calf doublures, dark blue watered silk endleaves, top edge trimmed, others uncut. Joints expertly and almost invisibly repaired. A wonderful example of the highly appealing Schmied livre d'artiste version of Suetonius' classic biographies of the First Twelve Roman Emperors, originally written in 121 A.D. The Plates: Julius Caesar; Augustus; Tiberius; Caligula; Claudius; Nero; Galba; Otho; Vitellius; Vespasian; Titus & Domitian "In addition to engraved portraits of the Caesars, Schmied decorated the book with some elaborate designs in rules, printed in gold. One hundred and seventy-five copies were printed of which the first thirty copies contained suites of the illustrations in black and in color." (Ward Ritchie. Art Deco. The Books of Francois-Louis Schmied, p.32). Francois-Louis Schmied (1873-1941) was one of the most important, original, and active figures in the world of artists' books. He was born and studied in Geneva, moved to Paris at age 22 to make a living as a wood engraver, and joined the French Foreign Legion in his mid-40s, losing an eye in the Great War. It was after 1919 that Schmied began to focus primarily on the production of "editions de luxe," and in the mid-1920s, he and his eldest son Theo managed an atelier that issued a distinguished series of sumptuous works in very small editions, largely for members of elite French bibliophile societies. The Roman biographer Suetonius (69-after 122 AD) served for some years as a secretary to Hadrian, but he was dismissed for an indiscretion involving the emperor's wife, after which he retired from public life in order to devote himself to literature. He wrote a considerable number of biographies as well as works on antiquities, natural science, and even linguistics, but all that have survived are his "Lives of Famous Men" (in part) and the present "Lives of the Twelve Caesars." Our work contains biographies of the Roman rulers from Julius Caesar through Domitian, with formulaic descriptions of family history, public career, physical appearance, private life, and vices and virtues. The work is of great interest to us mainly because of its material relating to the emperors' often scandalous private lives, material to which Suetonius had access in the imperial archives, and material that would otherwise have been lost. De vita Caesarum, commonly known as The Twelve Caesars, is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first eleven emperors of the Roman Empire written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. The work, written in AD 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, was the most popular work of Suetonius, at that time Hadrian's personal secretary, and is the largest among his surviving writings. It was dedicated to a friend, the Praetorian prefect Gaius Septicius Clarus. The Twelve Caesars was considered very significant in antiquity and remains a primary source on Roman history. The book discusses the significant and critical period of the Principate from the end of the Republic to the reign of Domitian; comparisons are often made with Tacitus, whose surviving works document a similar period. Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly known as Suetonius (c. 69 - after 122 AD), was a Roman historian who wrote during the early Imperial era of the Roman Empire. His most important surviving work is a set of biographies of twelve successive Roman rulers, from Julius Caesar to Domitian, entitled De Vita Caesarum. Other works by Suetonius concern the daily life of Rome, politics, oratory, and the lives of famous writers, including poets, historians, and grammarians. A few of these books have partially survived, but many have been lost. Ritchie, 26. Seller Inventory # 04956

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Les Douze Césars.: SUETONE (Traduction ESTEVE

SUETONE (Traduction ESTEVE Joseph)

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About this Item: SCHMIED (François-Louis) (illustrator). Paris, chez F.-L. Schmied, peintre-graveur et imprimeur, 1928. In-4, 328 pp., en feuillets libres, couverture à rabats, sous chemise en percaline et papier, étui. Papier parfaitement conservé, usures d'usage à la chemise, manques aux pièce de titre. Edition tirée en 175 exemplaires sur vélin, numérotés et signés. 12 planches non paginées et 1 frontispice et 9 culs-de-lampes dans le corps de texte. * Voir photographie(s) / See the picture(s). Livres. Seller Inventory # 14239

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Prométhée enchaîné: ESCHYLE, SCHMIED (F.-L)

ESCHYLE, SCHMIED (F.-L)

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About this Item: Paris, Société des Médecins Bibliophiles (impr. Théo. Schmied), 1941. In-folio en ff. libres, 107-(7) pp., sous couverture illustrée rempliée, chemise et étui (défauts à l'étui, sinon bel exemplaire). La dernière oeuvre de Schmied, illustrée de 38 compositions, gravées sur bois par son fils, et tirées en couleurs. Tirage limité à 150 + 20 exemplaires numérotés (sur Arches). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Livres. Seller Inventory # 13125

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Salammbô [Salambo Fine Binding]: Flaubert, Gustave

Flaubert, Gustave

Published by Le Livre, Paris (1923)

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About this Item: Le Livre, Paris, 1923. Leather. Condition: Very Good. F. L. Schmied (illustrator). Limited. First Edition illustrated by Francois Louis Schmied. 3/4 Green Morocco binding over marbled paper boards, raised bands, gilt Art Deco motif panels, t.e.g., marble endpapers deckle edge. (20.5 x 15.5 cm). One of 850 copies from the total edition of 1030 on velin de Voiron paper; illustrated by b&w woodcut decorations and 6 original SIGNED hors-texte woodcut plates by F. L. Schmied, heightened in silver and gold pochoir; original wrappers sewn in. 411 pages; text in French. Handsome period Art Deco binding showing just light wear. References: Nasti B3; Ritchie 23; Monad 4695 Size: Octavo. Signed. Fine Binding. Seller Inventory # 002811

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Schmied, François-Louis); Seligmann Rey and Co., Arnold

Published by F.-L. Schmied, Paris (1927)

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About this Item: F.-L. Schmied, Paris, 1927. Schmied, François-Louis (illustrator). 12-1/4 in. x 9-1/4 in.; 310 mm. x 235 mm. (20), 102, (2) pp. 42 offset plates, reproducing Schmied's original designs. Original printed wrappers, loose at the spine. Slight foxing, very good. One of 300 copies. Introductory letter from Louis Barthou to Schmied, and an essay, "La Sourate de Beau Livre," by J.-C. Mardrus, the texts are in French and English. An important source for the descriptions of Schmied's personal copies, and illustrations of unique binding designs. Nasti A25; Ritchie 24. Seller Inventory # 10702

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Published by Carteret (1920)

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About this Item: Carteret, 1920. . Illustrateur : SCHMIED (François-Louis). (illustrator). Deux maquettes recto-verso, gouache, encre de Chine et mine de plomb sur papier fort, signées en bas à droite, (1920), 23.8 x 16.6 cm. Nous présentons deux maquettes de frises en noir et en couleurs, réalisées par François-Louis SCHMIED (Genève 1873-1941 Tahannaout) , pour orner des encadrements de pages. Dans un style Art Déco, il utilise l'espace des bandeaux, aussi bien verticalement que horizontalement, en y intégrant un décor géométrique composé de jeux de filets, de points, de méandres, de cercles et demi-cercles ; La mise en couleurs traitée en aplat, la mise en page et la simplification des formes confèrent à l'oeuvre une grande modernité. Au verso essai de vignettes en couleurs. Fines usures, trous d'épingles, et coins cassés. "Schmied a décidé de s installer à son compte et d être peintre, graveur, imprimeur de ses propres livres. Le travail pour éditer un livre illustré de gravures sur bois en couleurs est énorme, il doit embaucher des assistants (.) Nous avons vu qu avant l arrivée de Miklos, Schmied était un artiste avec de nombreuses uvres graphiques, un maître graveur. Les meilleurs artistes se tournent vers lui pour graver leurs uvres. Après la guerre, s éloignant de ses précédentes productions, il trouve un nouveau langage dans « L Hotel Dieu de Beaune ». Son monde, en bref, est l édition de livres, où il a déjà réalisé quelques chefs-d uvre dans ce domaine". (Paradis Musulmans). Oeuvre originale. Seller Inventory # 21769

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SALAMMBO Avec Six Hors-Texte En Couleurs et: Flaubert, Gustave.

Flaubert, Gustave.

Published by 411 Paginas. Le Livre, Paris (1923)

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About this Item: 411 Paginas. Le Livre, Paris, 1923. Encuadernacion De Tapa Dura. Condition: Bien. F.-L. Schmied (illustrator). Ejemplar de Bibliofilo, tirada de 850 ejemplares sobre "Velin de pur chiffon des Papeteries de Voiron" numerados. Este el nº 389. Encuadernacion de epoca realizada en Madrid por M. Vilches CONSERVANDO LA CUBIERTA, aunque algo rozada con pequeñas restauraciones. El ilustrador está considerado como el mejor ilustrador del estilo ART-DECÓ. Seller Inventory # 006962

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Schmied, Francois Louis (Illustrator)

Published by Le Livre, Paris (1923)

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About this Item: Le Livre, Paris, 1923. Full Leather. 411 pages. 21 x 15 1/2 cm. Six full-page woodcut plates by Schmied colored in pochoir, and heightened in silver and gilt, plus a host of woodcut chapter heading designs. Limited edition, copy 479 of 850 on Velin de pur Chiffon des Papeteries de Voiron. Schmied is considered to be one of the finest wood engravers of the Art Deco period: the illustrations herein testify to his craft. MONOD 4695. Text in French. Partly unopened, bright, very clean copy. Modern full black morocco, spine lettered in gilt, and with original front cover wrapper bound-in. Teg. Fine. Seller Inventory # 18888

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