IMPORTANT SOURCE FOR INFORMATION ON MINIATURES ON IVORY, IN LOVELY FULL MOROCCO GILT BINDING
DEBILLEMONTCHARDON, Madame G. La Miniature sur Ivoire. Essai Historique et Traite Pratique. Paris: Librairie Renouard, circa 1910. Contemporary full turquoise morocco, raised bands, ornately gilt- and burgundy-decorated spine and borders, morocco doublures, all edges gilt; untrimmed. $800.
First edition, presentation copy signed and inscribed by the author, with 16 full-page plates.
"This miniaturist is well known by her works, in which so much grace, freshness, skill, and delicacy are shown; in which are represented such charming subjects with purity of tone and skilful execution in all regards, as well as with an incomparable spirit of attractiveness" (Clara Erskine Clement). DebillemontChardon had many pupils, and by her influence and example, she had done much to improve and enlarge the style in miniature painting. Text in French.
A lovely copy in fine condition.