BARBIER, George. ~ Le Bonheur du Jour ou Les Graces a la Mode.
16 full size pochoir plates by Barbier, engraved by Henri Reidel, plus an illustrated pochoir title page and preface page written and illustrated by Barbier. Oblong folio, loose as issued in the original illustrated wrappers, housed in a new morocco backed linen covered clamshell box. A extraordinarily good copy.
Outstanding examples of pochoir colouring of Barbier’s illustrations. The plates include a decadent Sapphic scene in a opium den, a great deal of Chinoiserie, a 1920s take on L’Apres Midi dun Faune and all demonstrate Barbier’s wit and his wry smile at the times.