LE CORBUSIER.

LE CORBUSIER. L’Art décoratif d’aujourd hui. 10e édition. Collection de “L’Esprit Nouveau”.

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L’Art décoratif d’aujourd hui. 10e édition. Collection de “L’Esprit Nouveau”. G. Crès & Cie., Paris, 1925.

10th issue of the first edition, 1925 or1926. Edition numbers are given on the upper wrapper, the books are not dated. 8vo. B/w illustrations, thumbed, corner turned and upper cover with loss at one corner. From the library of the architect Peter Foster in his own rebinding of morocco backed leather, patterned boards, new end-papers and fish stamp on rear board, the original paper covers bound in.With the ownership inscription of Margaret Matthews, hence to the architect Marshall Sissons, with his bookplate and hence to his partner and successor Peter Foster. Peter Foster, architect and Surveyor of Westminster Abbey 1973-88, was born on May 2, 1919. He died on March 6, 2010, aged 90. Foster s interest in lettering was manifest in the Vine Press, a private printing press he established with his friend John Peters, hand-printing a series of volumes on handmade paper which are now collectors items. Foster also became an adept bookbinder and his fish sign is now cited in catalogues.

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