Paris: Draeger. Iribe, Paul. Wraps. 33 x 26 cm. Three volumes produced for the renowned French wine merchant Nicolas. 1) Blanc et Rouge - 1930 - Plaquette No. 1, La Belle Au Bois Dormant (The Sleeping Beauty). Story set in a Paris jazz club and written solely in dialogue between a waiter and customer. The essence of the conversation - Choose French Wine and stay away from other drinks, such as cocktails and mineral water. Includes pamphlet and original glassine cover. 2) Rose et Noir - 1931 - Plaquette No. 2, Le Mauvais Génie (The Evil Genius). An illustrated account of the nefarious effects of the American cocktail on a young couple. Includes pamphlet 3) Bleu Blanc Rouge - 1932 - FRANCE. Four artfully villainous fold-out full page illustrations of foreign beverages: Russian Vodka, German Beer, British Whisky, and United States Sparkling Water.
Beautifully illustrated by the Paul Iribe who was portrayed as Chanel's lover in the movie "Coco Before Chanel." Iribe's talent caught the eye of French couturier Paul Poiret, Hollywood film director Cecil B. Demille, and Coco Chanel. All copies complete. Covers rubbed at edges. Glossy card stock. Very good. Item #2150