Rare Set 9 Antique Nouveau Art Books Chefs D'Oeuvre Exposition Universelle 1900. This is an exquisitely illustrated set of nine of a ten volume set of books documenting Chefs D'oeuvre Exposition Universelle 1900. The series of books was published by Barrie. And Sons of Philadelphia circa 1901 and were limited to 1000 copies from which these are each numbered 79.Each 9.5 x 12.5 cloth bound volume has an embossed Art Nouveau golden goddess gracing the cover. The volumes are as follows #1 The art of France. #2 The Art of France #3 Art of United States & Great Britain #4 Germany Austria & Hungary #5 Russia Poland Finland #6 Italy Spain Portugal Central and South America #7 Sweden Norway Denmark Holland Belgium and Switzerland #8 The Retrospective and Centennale Collections and #10 Architecture. Each volume runs around 90 to 100 pages and has many illustrations starting at the beginning with a full page colored engraving and then including many full pages photogravures in black and white plus many smaller illustrations among the text on each page.
Volume #1 has a loose binding which looks like a simple fix with the right glue. Overall these remarkably rare and beautiful books are in excellent antique condition. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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