Le Jardin des Caresses.

Carré, Léon. 1878-1942 & Franz, Toussaint. 1879-1955.

Book ID: 15536

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4to. (300 x 226 mm), 84 pp., [2], + 20 colour illustrations by Léon Carré, rich illustrations and ornamentation throughout in the style of Arabic manuscripts, title page on large colour plate decorated with gilt and florets Arabesque style, gilt decorated half-title page, text within gilt borders, decorated with colour arabesque motifs, translated from Arabic, full leather, in slip case with marbled boards, gilt decoration on upper & lower covers, florets & title gilt on raised spine, marbled end papers, limited edition of 500 copies printed on vellum de Rives paper, of which this copy is No: 145, Edition d’Art, H. Piazza, Paris, 1914. .

Synopsis

Leon Jean-Baptiste Georges, a French orientalist painter and book illustrator of the modern era. He exhibited at the Salon of French Artists in 1900 at the Salon des Independants , made ​​his first trip to Algeria in 1905 . In 1907 he exhibited at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux- Arts in 1911 , and the Salon d’Automne. Carré settled in Algiers in 1909. He practice oil, gouache and pastel.
Franz Toussaint was a French writer and Orientalist, also a screenwriter, author of numerous translations of Arabic and Persian, Sanskrit and Japanese. His most famous translation itself adapted in several other languages​​, is that of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

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