(Lausanne: Gonin & Cie, 1930).
VERY RARE, AND THIS AN IMPORTANT COPY. WITH TWO PLATES SIGNED BY F. L. SCHMIED AND BEING NUMBER ONE OF ONLY 25 COPIES TO CONTAIN THE TWO ADDTIONAL SUITES AND ONE OF TWENTY SPECIALLY NUMBERED AND SIGNED. The Suite en Noir, with the woodblocks printed in black and the Suite D’Etats which contains 12 plates of one image, each one at one of the twelve stages of the printing process.
This is a rare and especially fine example of the skills of both Swiss Art Deco illustrator F. L. Schmied and printer Gonin. Item #23466
Limited edition, this being number I of the 20 copies signed and hand-numbered in Roman, I - XX, and one of only 25 sets which included the two extra suites of illustrations of a total printing of 195 copies. With illustrations and decoration by F.L. Schmied, wood engraved and printed by Philippe Gonin consisting of 47 compositions in colour, including seven full page plates, two of which are SIGNED by Schmied. And with the separate sets of Suite D’Etats and Suite en Noir included in only the first 25 copies. 8vo, loose as issued in original wraps and foldover, in the original publisher’s cloth covered chemise and buckram slipcase with printed label on buckram, now protected and housed in a handsome clamshell box. 36 ff, including blanks. With searate sets of SUITE D’ETATS and SUITE EN NOIR. The leaves and plates and original wrappers are all as new and pristine, the slipcase and chemise only with some light expected wear or mellowing.