Bindings in the Spotlight (7)

Photo of Rose Adler binding 'Idylles'

This month we are featuring the French Art Deco bookbinder Rose Adler (1892-1959) and her binding for Theocritus’ Idylls in French illustrated by Henri Laurens (Kessler.a.23).  Accompanying the book, which is part of the Kessler Collection of livres d’artistes and fine bindings, are three pages of notes in Adler’s hand which relate to the details of the binding and the payment involved.

Image of notes in Rose Adler's handRose Adler 2Rose Adler 3

For a fascinating short biography of Adler, do visit another blog courtesy of the American Bookbinders Museum:


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