New York and Monte-Carlo: Andre Sauret, for Universe Books, 1958.
Large quarto (12 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches). Superbly bound in rich and thick dark green morocco over thick boards by the master bookbinder, Fred Shihadeh, with what appears to be his signature at the top of the front pastedown, as well as owner's inscription so denoting. The binding features a morocco inlaid orange sun with inlaid wavy lines, gouged in relief; bold gilt and blindstamped lettering on front cover, bright orange-red art paper endleaves. After serving in WWII, Shihadeh apprenticed with a German bookbinder in Bremerhaven, Germany. When he and his German wife Elka returned to the United States, they opened a bookbindery in Ardmore, PA in 1961. Together, they were internationally respected for their work, conserving such works as John Audubonís original prints, The Federalist Papers, and broadsides announcing the Declaration of Independence. A fabulous mid-century art book featuring the work of the famed artist, Maurice de Vlaminck. Fine.
Price: $850.00 Item #5865