New York: NP, 1935, 1941. First edition. Hardcover. Square quarto. 7pp. + 17plates. Half green leather over green buckram boards, gilt lettering and ruling on the spine. Marbled endpapers. The book is a unique binding of the complete checklist of the Limoges enamel holdings of the Frick Collection, printed in 1935, together with 17 plates of original b/w silver-gelatin photographs reproducing selected items from the list.
The checklist itself is a 7 page staple-bound printed pamphlet measuring 5x7", which has been mounted onto heavy stock paper at the front of the book. Each of the 44 items has a list number, title, artist name and date. The list is followed by photographs, the versos of which contain each item's catalog number, creator (or atelier of origin), title, and corresponding checklist number, some in pencil, and some on printed labels. Some of the photographs are printed on glossy paper, while others are matte photographic paper. The checklist is dated 1935, the photographs are dated 1939 and 1941. Binding with spine sunned and minor rubbing to extremities. Interior with a few sporadic minor smudges. Images unaffected and clean. Binding in very good+, interior in near fine condition overall. vg+ to near fine. Item #44053