Selections from a collection of designs for bookbindings. Art Nouveau, more or less. Three completed in pencil and watercolor, and the others incorporating pencil, ink, watercolor, gouache, and gilt accents. Designed in Paris between 1910 and 1914 by Charles Meunier with at least two having been used for books by Léon and Paul Gruel. Taken from the website of Bromer Booksellers, Boston whose stall I visited and whose staff I visited with at the antiquarian book fair in Boston last November. They had some wonderful things!

Floral.
Floral, yellow and green. Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/27616/six-original-designs-for-bookbindings
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Moorish design. Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/27616/six-original-designs-for-bookbindings
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Floral in green and blue. Image © 2020 Bromer Booksellers, Boston. Fair use license. via https://www.bromer.com/pages/books/27616/six-original-designs-for-bookbindings

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