WITH EIGHT LOVELY COLOR PLATES BY GEORGES LEPAPE
(LEPAPE, Georges, illustrator) BLAIZOT, Pierre. Parfums et Parfumeurs. (Paris): Éditions a lÉtoile, (1946). Quarto, signatures loose as issued in original printed wrappers, original glassine, original gray suede portfolio and original gray suede slipcase. $1600.
Limited first edition, number 309 of 500 copies on Vélin de Rives paper, with eight lovely color plates by Georges Lepape.
Blaizot’s extensive essay on perfumes and perfume-makers includes chapters on the art of perfume-making, the history of perfumes, the historical relationship between perfume-makers and apothecaries, the symbolism of perfumes, olfactory memories, and “les parfums et l’amour.” French illustrator and costume designer Lepape was known for his fashion illustrations, which appeared regularly in Parisian periodicals such as Gazette du Bon Ton, Journal des Dames et des Modes, and Modes and Manieres d’Aujourd’hui, as well as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. This is one of 500 on Vélin de Rives paper, from a total edition of only 535 copies. Text in French.
A few minor scratches to suede. Fine condition.