[Auriol, George- Superb ALS to Frank Chouteau Brown] ALS. George Auriol.
[Auriol, George- Superb ALS to Frank Chouteau Brown] ALS
[Auriol, George- Superb ALS to Frank Chouteau Brown] ALS

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[Auriol, George- Superb ALS to Frank Chouteau Brown] ALS

2pp on 8vo laid paper with Auriol's stylized organge monogram at top left. A superb ALS from George Auriol, French poet, songwriter, graphic and type designer and Art Nouveau artist to Frank Chouteau Brown, American architect, editor of Architectural Review, and bookplate designer-- Auriol had colaborated with Brown on a lettering article in Architectural Review and were planning another. Auriol was an accomplished and well-known French designer, who became interested in the revival of historical type styles, and was heavily influenced by Eugene Grasset. "12th May, 1907, Dear Sir [Frank Choteau Brown], I shalll send you with pleasure some specimens of my types, as I apply myself much of typography... The patterns that you send me, show only capital letters. Please tell me if I must do the same or give capitals and little letters mixed. I have drawn several types but I think of given you [sic] perferably my personal type {Auriol's Zyne) actually in foundry... Yours very truly, George Auriol, George Auriol 59 Rue Letric, Paris (xviii) PS If you would like as well, I should prefer to give you a page of text than an alphabet. I am wirting actually a book of monograms and marks containg more than four hundred monograms that I have designed..". etc. With original envelope postmarked Boston, May 23, 1901 and hand-addressed to Mr. Frank Chouteau Brown, etc.

Price: $450.00   Item #3898

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