LAURE ALBIN GUILLOT (Paris 1879 – 1962).
Micrographie décorative. Préface de Paul Léon. Paris, Draeger Frères 1931. 43,5 : 38,5 cm. 4 Bl. und 20 Photogravuren auf farbigen und metallischen Papieren, jeweils unter nummer. Passepartouts zwischen Schutzpapieren. Orig.-Kartondeckel mit Blindpressung und Titel in Silberfolien-Prägung und Original-Spiralbindung. In Orig.-Karton-Kassette (44 : 40,5 cm).
Eines von 300 nummerierten Exemplaren (No 253) innerhalb der Gesamtauflage von 305 Ex. – Die Einbanddeckel minimal fleckig u. kleine Fehlstelle an der oberen Ecke unter der Metallspirale des Vorderdeckels. Die Kartonkassette fleckig und mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. Innen sehr schönes und ausserordentlich sauberes Exemplar. – Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History I, S. 80: „The project was a rare collaboration ..., not only between scientist and photographer but also between husband and wife. Albin-Guillot was one of the most successful Parisian photographers of the 1920s, her style a commercially astute blend of pictorialism and modernism. She was renowned for a wide range of photography, her portraits, nudes and landscapes, her illustrations for books of modern French poetry, her cosmetic and pharmaceutical advertisements. Micrographie décorative, however was a more personal project, a memorial to her husband, who had died in 1929. He had been a specialist in preparing specimens for the microscope and his wife had made microphotographs for him. In these artistic experiments... microscopic preparations were privately printed by photogravure onto various coloured and metallic papers by the well-established Parisian printing house of Draeger Frères, who were responsible for many artists' books. ... It was included in Beaumont Newhall's historical overview of photography at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1939 'Photography 1839-1939'." - Sehr selten / very rare.