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RUDOLPH VALENTINO'S Copy of 1820 FRENCH ART BOOK wi LARGE VALENTINO BOOKPLATE
1823. PLEASE SEE FULL DESCRIPTION & ALL 10 PHOTOS BELOW. VALENTINO, RUDOLPH & L. DE BAST [LIEVIN-AMRAND MARIE DE BAST]. Annales du Salon de Gand et de L'Ecole Moderne des Pays-Bas; receuil de morceaux choisis parmi les ouvrages de Peinture, Sculpture, Architecture et Gravure, exposés au Musée en 1820, et d'autres nouvelles productions de l'art; gravés au trait, avec explications des sujets et une notice sur les artistes. Gand: Chez P. F. de Goesin-Verhaeghe, 1823. Silent film star Rudolph Valentino's own copy with the large Valentino bookplate (4 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches) on the flyleaf. The bookplate reads in bold type "EX LIBRIS - RUDOLPH VALENTINO" and the illustration depicts a Medieval Crusades battle scene of a knight on horseback armed with a long lance and holding a large decorated shield in combat with a Muslim soldier armed with a long sword and carrying a shield, and bears the artist's name, William Cameron Menzies. One of the greatest art directors and production designers in the history of Hollywood as well as a film director in his own right, Menzies was a good friend of Valentino and worked on Valentino's films, Cobra, The Eagle, and The Son of the Shiek. Some of Menzies's other superb work includes Gone With the Wind, Things to Come, Invaders From Mars, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Our Town, Duel in the Sun, The Thief of Bagdad, etc. Very good used copy in 19th century three-quarter gilt-stamped leather. Written by the secretary of the Ghent Art Academy this very extensively illustrated book details the many images shown at the 1820 art s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Pepper Rare Books Inc (catstarbuck) [Santa Barbara, California, United States]
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