Le Livre de demain. by FAYARD, Arthème, publisher.

Le Livre de demain. by FAYARD, Arthème, publisher.
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~ Le Livre de demain. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [ 1923-1926].

36 vols (of 41) vols, 4to (232 × 170 mm). Woodcut illustrations throughout, plus a suite of plates on chine in each volume. Some foxing to extreme margins in text. Original yellow decorative wrappers and wrappers to the suites preserved, in contemporary marbled boards with orange morocco geometric onlays. Occasional peeling to the onlays and some minor rubbing but very good overall.

First editions, deluxe issues, each volume being one of only 15 copies with an additional suite on chine printed from the original woodblocks, by renowned artists such as Hermann-Paul, Sem, Daragnès, Baudier, Cochet, Hallo, Renefer and Roubille, many numbered or signed by the artists in pencil. Fayard’s enterprise was one of democratisation — aiming to bring high-quality illustration, examples of the current revival in woodcut and wood engraving, to a wide audience at a reasonable price. Accordingly, the illustrations of the regular volumes were printed in large numbers from phototype metal blocks made from the woodblocks, with just 15 copies of each (as here) presented with an additional suite specially printed on fine paper from the original blocks. A remarkable collection of separately-issued works. This group contains 36 of the first 41 volumes (vols. 4, 13, 17, 21, 26, 29 and 36 are those not present):

I. BENJAMIN, René. RENEFER, illustrator. Les Soldats de la guerre. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 158, [2], plus a suite of 21, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
II. WILLY, Colette. HERMANN-PAUL, illustrator. Mitsou ou Comment l’Esprit vient aux Filles. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 94, [2], plus a suite of 16 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
III. BORDEAUX, Henry. Paul BAUDIER, illustrator. Une Honněte femme. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 123, [5], plus a suite of 25 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
V. BOYLESVE, René. Georges BRUYER. Le Meilleur Ami. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 106, [4], plus a suite of 20 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
VI. SEM. Louis ANDRÉ, illustrator. La ronde de nuit. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
VII. HARRY, Myriam. Pierre FALKÉ, illustrator. L’ile de Volupte. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 125, [3], plus a suite of 24 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
VIII. DUVERNOIS, Henri. Achille OUVRÉ, illustrator. Crapotte. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 23 on chine, numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
IX. CORTHIS, André. Paul VIGOUREUX, illustrator. Le Pardon premature. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 25 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
X. BORDEAUX, Henry. Paul BAUDIER, illustrator. La Maison. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 159, [1], plus a suite of 40 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XI. MIOMANDRE, Francis de. Roger GRILLON, illustrator. L’Aventure de Thérèse Beauchamps. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 124, [4], plus a suite of 28 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XII. FARRÈRE, Claude. A. ROUBILLE, illustrator. La Bataille. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 142, [2], plus a suite of 27 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XIV. BENJAMIN, René. Georges BRUYER, illustrator. Les Justices de paix ou les Vingt Façons de juger dans Paris. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 142, [2], plus a suite of 38 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XIV. DELARUE-MARDRUS, Lucie. RENEFER, illustrator. La Cigale. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 125, [3], plus a suite of 28 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XV. HARRY, Myriam. Gérard COCHET, illustrator. La petite fille de Jérusalem. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1923].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 27 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XVI. Henri DUVERNOIS. Guy DOLLIAN, illustrator. Morte la Bête… La Fugure – Un Soir de pluie. Paris: Arthème Fayard, 1924.
pp. 125, [3], plus a suite of 30 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XVIII. WILLY, Colette. G. JEANNIOT, illustrator. Chéri. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 126, [2] plus a suite of 22 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XIX. LOUŸS, Pierre. HALLO, illustrator. La Femme et le pantin: roman espagnol. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 107, [2], plus a suite of 24 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XX. AUDOUX, Marguerite. Paul-Émile COLIN, illustrator. Marie-Claire. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 21 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
[XXII.] BOYLESVE, René. Paul BAUDIER, illustrator. Je vous ai désirée un soir. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 109, [3], plus a suite of 22 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15
XXIII. BORDEAUX, Henry. René POTTIER, illustrator. Le Pays natal. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 38 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXIV. MONTFORT, Eugène. DARAGNÈS, illustrator. La Belle-Enfant ou l’amour à 40 ans. 27 bois originaux de Dargnès. Paris: Arthéme Fayard, [1926].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite on chine, numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXV. VIOUX, Marcelle. RENEFER, illustrator. Les Amants tourmentés. 29 bois originaux de Renefer. Paris: Arthéme Fayard, [1925].
pp. 125, [1], plus suite of 29 proofs on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy no. 2 of 15.
XXVII. BOURGET, Paul. G. JEANNIOT, illustrator. Tragiques Remous. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 125, [3], plus a suite of 20 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXVIII. VILLETARD, Pierre. Pierre FALKÉ, illustrator. Monsieur Bille dans la tourmente. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 125, [3], plus a suite of 25 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
[XXX.] DUVERNOIS, Henri. Berthe MARX, illustrator. Gisèle. La Guitare et le jazz-band. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 125, [3], plus a suite of 27 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXXI. HARRY, Myriam. J. HALLO, illustrator. La Divine Chanson. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 23 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXXII. BENJAMIN, René. ROUBILLE, illustrator. Grandgoujon. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 22 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXXIII. D’HOUVILLE, Gérard. Gérard COCHET, illustrator. L’inconstante. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1926].
pp. 125, [1], plus a suite of 23 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXXIV. BORDEAUX, Henry. RENEFER, illustrator. La Fée de Port-Cros. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1926].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 28 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXXV. CHAUVIÈRE, Claude. Hermann PAUL, illustrator. La Femme de personne. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1925].
pp. 110, [2], plus a suite of 24 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXXVII. THARAUD, Jérome et Jean. Pierre FALKÉ, illustrator. La Randonnée de Samba Diouf. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1926].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 40 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXXVIII. ELDER, Marc. RENEFER, illustrator. Le Peuple de la mer. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1926].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 22 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XXXIX. CHATEAUBRIANT, A. de. CRESTON, illustrator. La Brière. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1926].
pp. 127, [1], plus a suite of 24 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XL. JALOUX, Edmond. Paul BAUDIER, illustrator. La Fin d’un beau jour. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1926].
pp. 126, [2], plus a suite of 32 on chine, signed and numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.
XLI. CORTHIS, André. Hermann PAUL, illustrator. Victime Expiatoire. Paris: Arthème Fayard, [1926].
pp. 109, [3], plus a suite of 27 on chine, numbered in pencil, copy number 2 of 15.

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