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Bestiaire Fabuleux
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Bestiaire Fabuleux


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Description This book of poems with accompanying gouaches (opaque watercolors) and calligrams (figures made up of letters) about fantastic beasts and imaginary animals was bound by Thérèse Moncey. It features an abstract, birdlike form designed by the binder and won the French Grand Prix for Bookbinding in 1950.
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  • Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. 2013-2014.
Credit Museum purchase, after 1950

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Period
1950
Medium
ink on paper bound between boards covered with calfskin, goatskin, and gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
92.813
Measurements
H: 15 1/4 x W: 11 7/16 x D: 1 3/16 in. (38.7 x 29 x 3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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