Gallé Furniture, Alastair Duncan, Georges de Bartha, Antique Collectors Club, 2012, Art Nouveau, Fine, HC, 4to

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Duncan, Alastair. Georges de Bartha. NY. Antique Collectors Club. 2012.
English, First Edition, Fine, HC, 4to 12" X 9 1/2", 368 pp. 
ISBN: 9781851496624

Fine quarto brown cloth over board, stamped gilt titling to cover and spine. Covers pristine. Binding tight, sharp tips, no markings throughout, beautiful illustration to pastedown and free endpaper. Minor soiling to bottom textblock, otherwise pages pristine and intact. Replete with black-and-white and full-color reproductions, many full page. 368 pp. including illustrations and index of exhibitions. Near Fine pictorial dust jacket, sunning to top edge of back cover and interior flaps, brown titling to cover and spine, reproductions of items in collection to back cover. Protected in a paper-backed Mylar sleeve. Interior flaps include black lettering. Text in English. Contents include 449 full-color and 271 black-and-white illustrations. 

As the leader of the Ecole de Nancy, Emile Galle is known for pioneering the Art Nouveau movement in France, and for major contributions to furniture design.  This text provides an encyclopedic view of Galle’s career and contains illustrations of his creative masterpieces that have re-emerged from private collections.