Paris: A. Calavas, ND (ca 1900). First edition. Hardcover. Elephant folio (15 1/4 x 23 1/2"). pp. (Text), 12 loose leaves (Plates), as issued. Original half blue cloth over illustrated paper covered portfolio. String ties.
This delightful portfolio of Art Nouveau designs by G. Lebart contains a 6-page descriptive list of plates followed by 12 striking chromolithographs.
Each plate presents intricate decorative variations in the Art Nouveau style on a particular floral theme including millepertuis (St. John's wort), orties (nettles), serpolet (thyme), crocus, roses, coronille (coronilla), sainfoins, etc..
Portfolio darkened and rubbed on covers. Moderate offsetting to the first text page. Minor and sporadic chipping along upper margin of page 5/6. Slight age-toning along paper margin (not affecting text or images). Text and captions in French. Portfolio in overall fair, interior in good+ to very good, chromolithographs in very good condition. f to vg. Item #40572