Deberny et Cie - Cliches et Gravures


Deberny et Cie - Cliches et Gravures

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Cliches et Gravures: Initiales Entrelaces ... Et sur dessins ... Armes de puissances ... Et de villes [etc]. Demy 4to, 31cm, p.[290], Deberny et Cie, Paris, Rue d'Hauteville, 58, (c.1919).

Title-page in red and black; contains a quite huge collection of initials and ornaments, of almost every decription, some dating back a good many years. Six have been excised: a sailing ship, a belt, a bag, an example of the Arms of Portugal, a bed and an oil lamp, a few others have been blue-pencilled. Tens of thousands remain. Original thick yellow wrappers, titled in red and black, bound up in decorative boards. Slight worming to front endpaper. A very good copy.

Text in French - not that there is much. A catalogue of type specimens offered by the Deberny firm, mainly pictures and engravings. Includes municipal coats of arms, commercial symbols, medals. Maps of France and regions therein at end of text.  As to date, I can find no date later than 1918 (and that twice) within the specimen. It is also suggestive that the map at the rear shows boundaries before the treaty of 1919.

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