ART NOUVEAU WALLPAPER DESIGNS - FRAIPONT, Gustave (artist). Décorations Florales. Vingt Planches en couleur. Paris; Librairie Renouard - Henri Laurens, Editeur. .
Folio; publisher's buff linen-textured boards backed in oatmeal cloth, titled in reddish-pink to upper cover above a recessed decorative panel printed in colours, with original publisher's fabric tie to fore-edge; containing a bifoliate title-page and Table des Planches and 20 fine loosely-inserted colour-printed plates by Fraipont, each featuring an assemblage of decorative designs for wallpapers and friezes inspired by a particular flower; externally lightly toned and rubbed with small turning to upper forecorners; internally fresh and crisp with incidental splitting to bifoliate text-leaf fold, all plates in beautiful unfoxed and crisp condition with some uniform mild toning, 2 plates with a couple of very short closed tears (longest 15mm), with minor associated lateral creasing, to bottom edge, far from plate, one plate with a marginal crease to inner gutter, again far from plate; scarce, especially complete in collectable condition.
First edition. A very pretty portfolio of decorative floral wallpaper designs inspired by a series of botanical subjects, namely Anemone du Japon (Japanese Anemone); Aune (Alder Tree); Begonia; Bryone (Bryony); Canna (Indian Cane); Cattleya-Orchidée (Orchid); Chelidoine ou Grande Eclaire (Celandine); Clematite Sauvage (Wild Clematis); Digitale (Fox-Glove); Ellebore (Hellebore); Eschscholtzie (Eschscholtzia); Fuchsia; Iris d'Eau (Water-Iris); Liseron (Convolvulus); Muguet (Lily of the Valley); Oranger (Orange Blossom); Pentstemon ou Scrofulaire (Pig-Wort); Pied d'Alouette (Larkspur); Rose; and Symphorine.
Only 4 sets listed on OCLC (Univ. Cambridge; New York Public Library; Bibliotheque and Univ. Neuchatel; Univ. Texas, Austin, Harry Ransom).