Paris: Lucien Serre et Cie. 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (15 1/4 x 11"). 57 leaves,  double-leaf, as issued. Original paper covered portfolio, with illustrated title on front cover. String tie. Illustrated title inscribed and signed by architect Louis Grossard to Engineer Debosnis "A Monsieur Debosnis, Ingénieur. Amical Souvenir. [Signature]"
Spendidly illustrated throughout with numerous floor plans and architectural drawings (including one double-page at rear), as well as 28 in-text, and 16 full-page photogravures, this scarce monograph documents the construction of "Les Portiques," a luxurious shopping mall located on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, in Paris.
Built between 1925 and 1928 by French architect Louis Grossard, the shopping mall housed a number of luxury brands and shops, such as: Établissements Georges Loiseau (Buick, Cadillac, Lasalle); Automobiles La Lorraine; a pastry shop (Relais Galant); a bar; and a hair salon (Antony). Interior views of these shops are featured in the portfolio.
String tie partly missing. Some foxing to front cover, endpapers and to the first three leaves. Text and captions in French. Portfolio in overall good to good+, interior in good+ to very good condition. g to vg. Item #42401