Beuatiful pochoir illustrations. Illustrated libretto and separate edition of 61 costume designs.
Georges Lepape (1887-1971) was an Art Deco artist, starting off as an illustrator for Paul Poiret and becoming one of the world’s most famous fashion illustrators, working primarily for vogue. L’Oiseau Bleu was written in 1908 by the Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinck and premiered at Konstantin Stanislavski’s Moscow Art Theatre. These illustrations are based on the 1923 production of the play, for which Lepape was the designer.
Libretto: 8vo., 14 original Pochoirs by Saude after Georges Lepape. Number 10 of 25 examples on Japon hors commerce, this for the publisher Henri Barthlémy. Original Wrappers.
Décors et costumes: 8vo., 61 colour plates (seven double page folding). One of of 10 copies printed on Japon Imperial, hors commerce, this for the publisher Henri Barthlémy. Original Wrappers.
Both volumes protected by a cloth and board slipcase (slight wear).
Provenance: Henri Barthlémy (bookplate).
Stock ID: 97689