San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1987. First Edition, Limited to 550 copies. Oblong large 8vo. 49,  pp. With some 120 llustrations (45 incolor). With a Preface by Lawrence Clark Powell. Prospectus laid in. Black cloth with gilt design & lettering to front cover in publisher's plain white dustjacket. a fine copy. Item #18599
"Francois-Louis Schmied was the most creative book artist and designer of the Art Deco period in France during the 1920s and early 1930s. His books were seldom seen in the United States until recent years. This, primarily, is due to the fact that his editions were limited to from twenty to 150 copies wich were usually absorbed by French collectors." - Prospectus.