- (Toulouse): Arts et Formes, 1984.
- loose pages in stiff paper wrappers, paper-covered slipcase, unopened pages
- (vi), 265 pages, 204 pages of plates
Price: $350.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 71447
First edition, limited to 450 numbered copies. A pristine copy. Published to benefit Les Amis de la Reliure d'Art. The major study on the work on the career of George Cretté. Includes a detailed biographical account, timeline of his career, and essays by Germaine de Coster, Roger Devauchelle, Raoul Dufy and others. With stunning plates of Cretté's bookbinding designs, many in color. Educated in guilding under the guidance of Marius Michel, Cretté took over Michel's gilting and bookbinding business in 1925. Cretté grew out of the Art Nouveau floral esthetic to a more geometric style. (see Duncan and De Bartha Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding p.189.). From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.