LE TROISIÈME LIVRE DES MONOGRAMMES, CACHETS, MARQUES ET EX-LIBRIS ...
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Paris: Henri Floury, 1924. ,88, leaves. Octavo. Decorated wrappers. Frontis and 88 leaves of designs, printed on rectos only. Endleaves foxed, wrappers cracked at spine, with small chip at crown, otherwise very good. First edition, limited issue. One of 100 copies printed on papier royal de Madagascar - this copy not numbered but designated in the author/artist's hand for Maurice A. Blackmur. There was an ordinary issue on Arches. With a full-page, multi-colored ink presentation inscription from Auriol to Blackmur (dated 1927), incorporating small drawings of (and references to) a whale and a whiskey bottle. Auriol (1863-1938), born Jean-Georges Huyot, was an influential type designer, graphic artist and proponent of the Art Nouveau style. This volume is the last of a series of volumes showcasing his design work in the genres noted, printed largely in ochre and black.