TRAITÉ D'ENLUMINURE D'ART AU POCHOIR.
- Paris, France: Editions de l'Ibis, 1925.
- illustrated chamis cover
- xxv, 75 pages, 20 plates
Price: $2,250.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 136240
One of 500 numbered copies, of which this is one of 415 copies numbered and signed by the author. Portfolio somewhat faded and rubbed, the pochoir cover illustrations remain bright. Three owner's bookplates on a front blank. Lacking three plates. Else a well preserved copy.
The plates include work by Lepape, Rodin, Albert Besnard, Halouze, Andre-Morisset and others. The introductory remarks on the technique of pochoir printing are by Antoine Bourdelle, Lucien Descanves and Sem. "Jean Saudé took over the Ibis studios in Paris and set up the Editions de l'Ibis as a publishing art. Saudé specialized in fine illustrated books and collector's pieces. Above all he is remembered for his Traité d'Enluminure, an illustrated manual and historical treatise on the art of pochoir, which is the hand coloring of illustrations through stencils. This was, in fact, the only published work of any length on the subject. Printed in an edition limited to five hundred copies and lavishly illustrated, the Traité is now a rare and valuable work" (Elizabeth Harris, "Pochoir," Smithsonian, 1977, p.3).
Twenty pochoir plates (in thirty states), plus illustrations, some color, in the text by Benedictus, Brunetta, & Chapuis. The three plates that are lacking are VIII (fourth state), XII, and XIX. Unsewn as issued in folder with pochoir by Benedictus, pochoir endpapers by Chapuis. A wide range of applications are shown, including a hand-colored facsimile of a Rodin watercolor and a watercolor by Bourdelle on a violet lithographic base.