Splendide Californie!; Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900. Claudine Chalmers, James McClatchy, Foreword.
Splendide Californie!; Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900
Splendide Californie!; Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900
Splendide Californie!; Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900
Splendide Californie!; Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900
Splendide Californie!; Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900

Splendide Californie!; Impressions of the Golden State by French Artists, 1786 to 1900

San Francisco: The Book Club of California [designed by The Yolla Bolly Press], 2001. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 450 copies, unnumbered, folio size, 159 pp. Fine. Item #19052007

After moving from Cannes, France, to Northern California, historian and researcher Claudine Chalmers was captured by the history and landscape of the Golden State; this publication by The Book Club of California examines the settlement of the state and the people and scenery that make up California from an unusual perspective: that of French artists who travelled and lived in the state.

The book is filled with reproductions of paintings from numerous French artists, and it was designed by The Yolla Bolly Press, publishers of fine press editions of modern literature in Covelo, California.

___DESCRIPTION: Full green cloth, colour reproduction of a painting by Ernest Etienne Narjot inset on the front board, grey paper spine label with black lettering, light grey endpapers, frontispiece a colour reproduction of a painting by Narjot, colour reproductions of paintings by various artists throughout; Garamond type, Arches Velin paper, folio size (13.25" by 10.25"), pagination: [i-vi] vii-xiv [1] 2-144 [1 colophon], one of 450 copies, unnumbered. Housed in a slipcase covered in light grey paper.

___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; crisp, clean, as new. The slipcase is near fine, strong and sturdy, clean, without wear but for a small (quarter-inch) closed tear to the bottom front corner.

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Price: $225.00