LALAU, Maurice. Tabubu. By J.H. Rosny Ainé. Illustrated throughout with silver and gold highlighted decorations by Lalau. 12mo., original illustrated wrappers, cover adorned with a Lalau decoration highlighted in gold, preserved in a half-morocco folding box. Paris: Jules Meynial, n.d.(1932).
An immaculate copy of this art-deco masterpiece. A true jewel of art-deco book illustration. Illustrated with exquisite colour woodcuts printed by Lalau in his atelier, this is one of the finest books of the period. As a book illustrator Lalau is definitely not in the front rank, but somehow with this little book he managed to outdo himself. As copies virtually never appear on the market, the book is practically unknown, and even escaped the attention of Gordon Ray, the pioneer collector of art-deco books in America. One of only 110 copies.
Item nr. 169311