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1VK_fail
Aug 13, 5:49pm Top

Bit of a long shot here, but I’m searching for French fine presses. I found La pléiade, which is part of Gamillard, but they print on bible paper. There’s also the very controversial Jean de Bonnot. Apart from those, I can’t seem to find any similar to a Arion even FS. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to read Hugo and Dumas in a decent book ;)

3VK_fail
Aug 13, 7:28pm Top

>2 wcarter: That’s great stuff. Very good start, thanks

4kdweber
Edited: Aug 14, 12:34am Top

>1 VK_fail: They're out there, I saw more than one French fine press at Codex this year. Unfortunately, I don't remember any names.

edit:

After more digging there are about a dozen French publishers mentioned on the Codex 2019 exhibitor list. Go to the codexfoundation.org website and then click on the 2019 archive.

5Glacierman
Aug 14, 2:06pm Top

A few more links to pursue:

Claire Illouz

Pré Nian

Shirley Sharoff

Haven't checked them out myself, so have no idea if they have what you want. I got them off the membership list of the Fine Press Book Association

6VK_fail
Aug 14, 7:50pm Top

>4 kdweber: >5 Glacierman: Thanks. I'm new to collecting and didn't know about CODEX. I thought I had looked at FPBA but apparently not.
I'm looking for a french fine press to get limited grade editions from the masters: Hugo, Dumas, Balzac, Baudelaire, Vernes, etc. I can't bring myself to buy them from FS or others when I can read french.

7SebRinelli
Aug 15, 4:38pm Top

>6 VK_fail:
I share your interest and in search of them I stumbled upon a couple of fine presses. However, I don't own any copies myself, so I can't say anything about the actual quality.

L'Edition d'Art H. Piazza
Le Bibliophiles de provence
Société Normande des Amis du Livre

You can find some copies on abe for an initial impression.

8VK_fail
Aug 16, 11:14am Top

>7 SebRinelli: Merci. Adding them to the list.

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