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    Sale 2497 | Lot 112
    Price Realized: $8,125With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2497 Lot 112

      (BARBIER, GEORGE and FRANÇOIS-LOUIS SCHMIED.) Louÿs, Pierre. Les Chansons de Bilitis. 42 designs by Barbier, engraved on wood and colored by Schmied (19 hors texte, 23 in texte). Folio, contents loose as issued in pictorial brown wrappers, front cover cleanly separated; laid into 1/2 deep green morocco with spine elaborately tooled in red, black, tan, and gold decorative devices and four raised bands, over marbled boards, by René Aussourd; matching board slipcase. Paris: Pierre Corrard, 1922

      Estimate $5,000 - 7,500

      a sumptuous collaboration by art deco masters barbier and schmied. number 33 of 125 copies signed by barbier. Among the most beautiful works of the period and one of the best examples of Barbier's early work. Begun in 1914, the production of Les Chansons de Bilitis was halted by the death of Pierre Corrard at the onset of the war, and only completed by his widow in 1922. Ritchie 10.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $8,125