WITH 26 ORIGINAL DRY-POINT ETCHINGS BY JEAN PALÉOLOGUE
FAIRCHILD, Lee. The Tippler’s Vow. New York: Croscup & Sterling, (1901). Slim folio, original three-quarter green morocco with black and burgundy morocco inlays, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, marbled boards and endpapers, uncut, original slipcase. $850.
Limited edition of this poetic warning against the temptation of drink, an unnumbered copy of only 750 copies, with 26 original dry-point etchings by Jean Paléologue.
Poster artist Jean de Paléologue (aka Pal) began his career as a magazine illustrator in London. In 1893, he moved to Paris and became intensely involved with poster art, producing some of the most sensuous designs ever used in advertising up to that time. “His loving tributes to feminine pulchritude identify his posters instantly” (Gary Gibson). In 1900, Pal emigrated to the United States, and for the remainder of his life worked as a commercial artist—at first for magazines, and later for advertisers of automobiles and the movie industry. He became one of the main contributors to Vanity Fair after the death of Carlo Pellegrini. Leaves French-folded.
Spine evenly toned to brown. Book near-fine, with archival tape repairs to three closed tears, moderate wear to original slipcase. A beautiful copy.