Paris: Librairie Renouard - Henri Laurens Editeur, ND (ca 1910). First edition. Hardcover. Folio (11 x 14 1/2"). pp (Text), 20 loose leaves (Plates), as issued. Original half tan cloth over paper covered portfolio, with title label pasted on front cover. String ties.
Splendid collection of 20 hand-colored Art Nouveau lithographs by Gustave Fraipont (1849-1923), a renown painter, illustrator and poster-designer of the time. Each color plate has a different design composition best adapted to a determined space filling. The striking lithographs have intricate bright yellow, orange, blue, purple, salmon, and green floral, allegorical, or animal designs.
Rebacked. Age-toning along edges of portfolio. Corners slightly rubbed. Text in French. Portfolio in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #40579