L'Hotel-Dieu de Beaune

By: Leandre Vaillat

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LIMITED EDITION of 225 copies, printed in July 1921 at the atelier of Francois-Louis Schmied, Pierre Bouchet, pressman. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Unpaginated. [52] pp. Half-title, limitation page, frontispiece, title page printed in red and black inks with printer's device in blue, 5 large multi-colored wood engravings by Francois-Louis Schmied throughout; text clean, unmarked, faint offsetting from engravings on opposing pages. Plain white wrappers with printed jacket folded over the wraps; binding square and tight, jacket toned along with the spine which is cracked vertically, inner hinge split at pages [46-47], covers soiled. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. SCARCE. Good. Leandre Vaillat was a French writer and critic. Hotel-Dieu de Beaune is a former charitable almshouse in Beaune, France. It was founded in 1443 as a hospital for the poor. The text in this volume tells of the founding and development of this distinguished exemplar of French fifteenth-century architecture, which is now a museum. Francois-Louis Schmied was a major Art Deco artist who was recognized for his work in publishing for bibliophiles. His wood engravings in this book are notable for their intricacy of colors - all have at least seven color layers, with some exceeding ten. Schmied was the inspiration for Ward Ritchie becoming a printer; Ritchie spent a year in Paris in the 1930s, working in Schmied's atelier.

Title: L'Hotel-Dieu de Beaune

Author Name: Leandre Vaillat

Illustrator: Francois-Louis Schmeid

Categories: Art:Graphic Arts,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Paris, chez L. Carteret and et chez F.-L. Schmied: 1921

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SFK418-031

Keywords: Leandre Vaillat, Francois-Louis Schmeid, L'Hotel-Dieu de Beaune, Color Woodcuts, Fine Printing, Limited Edition, Art, Graphic Arts