FOLIO LIBRARY OF DECORATIVE ART, WITH OVER 1600 ILLUSTRATIONS
JOURDAIN, M. and LENYGON, Francis. Library of Decorative Art. London: B.T. Batsford, (1924-27). Four volumes. Folio, original burgundy cloth gilt, top edges gilt. $1750.
Mixed first and second editions, lavishly illustrated with over 1600 photographs and diagrams (many of which are full-page).
Although two of these volumes are credited to Francis Lenygon, a fashionable London decorator of the early 20th century, they all were written by Margaret Jourdain, who was “casually employed” by Lenygon (DNB). With subscriber lists in first and last volumes.
Interiors fine, light wear to rear board of first volume, one spine a bit toned. An excellent copy of a lavish production.