Pontet: Gilles Couttet, 1990. Signed limited first edition. Full leather. Fine.
Copy 42/49. Signed by Yves Peyré.Poems of Yves Peyré (b. 1952), the French writer, librarian, and expert on art bookbinding. He is the co-author, with H. George Fletcher, of Art Deco Bookbindings: The Work of Pierre Legrain and Rose Adler (Princeton University Press, 2004). His introductory essay begins:“A bookbinding is an ambiguous thing. It is physically attached to the book and thus relates to its meaning and typography: but it is also an image. Even more radically, is it a structure that rapidly becomes an object in its own right.”Flexible tan box calf, Alcontara Suèdine endpapers. Box calf onlays in medium brown, dark brown, rust, and red. Japanese paper covered clamshell box with leather spine label. Bound by Christine Giard. 19cm x 26 cm.