Paris: Editions D'Art Charles Moreau, No date. First edition. Loose leaf. Large Folio. (4) 32 plates. Original gray quarter-cloth over decorative design and modern typography in black and gray with black lettering, protected by modern mylar. String ties. Title page with modern typography.
This extraordinary work is a pictorial survey of French Art Deco ironworks in the 1920s and early 1930s. The 32 striking plates reproduced in heliotype depict numerous hand railings, ironwork, gates, doors and doorways, lamps, mirror frames, tables, grills, etc. E. Brandt, R. Desvallières, F. Perret, J. Prouvé, Ch. Piguet, Dominique and J. Puiforcat, E. Schenck, R. Subes, Nics Frères, P. Kiss, among others. Contains list of plates at front.
Text in French.Inside cover with inked note: "Glenn E. MacFadden, sold to John C. Viren, May 22nd, 1953." Spine expertly repaired. Cover with some staining, back cover light scuffing and rubbed. String-ties missing. Inside front cover with inked note of previous owner. Some age-toning in margins of plates, not affecting images. Fair to very good condition. Item #51508