paul bonet


This isn’t talked about enough.

Honoré de Balzac - Le Chef-d'œuvre Inconnu. Paris, Ambroise Vollard, 1931 

In-4, Maroquin vert mousse, plats ornés d'un grand motif sculpté aux lignes courbes, mosaïqué de veau en relief  de différents tons verts ou rouges, délimitant des surfaces mosaïquées de maroquin noir et havane, dos lisse portant les noms de l'auteur et de l'artiste ainsi que le titre de l'ouvrage poussés or, doublure bord à bord et gardes de veau vieux rose, tranches dorées sur brochure, couverture imprimée et dos, chemise et étui (Paul Bonet, 1944). 

Personnages de comédie. Albert Flament (1877-1956). Illustrations by George Barbier (1882-1932). Binding by Paul Bonet (1889-1932). Paris: Meynial, 1922.

Forty illustrations. Twelve color plates of wood engravings by Schmied after Barbier and numerous decorations and letters. Additionally illustrated with an original drawing by Barbier. Binding: black morocco gilt by Bonet upper cover with a large sunk-in lacquer panel in black, red, gold, silver and eggshell. Limited edition, number 129 of 150 copies signed by Barbier on limitation leaf.

Petiet.  7

Why don’t people make books like these anymore?

I have a dictionary at home from around 1900. My grandmother gave it to me.

The leathery cover has beautiful relief ornaments and golden type on the back. Inside, a couple of pages have been embellished with ornamental patterns and illustrations.

To me, it is one of the most precious things I will ever own. Yes, a dictionary.
Because some skilled craftsmen cared to create it, as if it were a bible.

Nicole Marshallsay / editor at seven shades of black

Age of Ultron #10 (2013)

Penciler: Alex Maleev, Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice, Brandon Peterson, Carlos Pacheco, David Marquez, & Joe Quesada
Inker: Alex Maleev, Paul Neary, Butch Guice, Brandon Peterson, Roger Bonet, Tom Palmer, David Marquez, & Joe Quesada
Colourist: Paul Mounts & Richard Isanove
Letterer: Cory Petit
Writer: Brian Michael Bendis

Paul Fort: Les Ballades françaises, montagne, forêt, plaine, mer. [Lyon]: Cercle Lyonnais du Livre, 1927.

With fifty-two original colored wood engravings by François Schmied. One of 165 copies. Binding: designed by Paul Bonet, and executed in his workshop, 1933. Bound in full green calf, tooled in gold, this binding cased into an outer cover of five heavy horizontal bars of aluminum covered in royal blue levant. The bars of the outer cover are inlaid to the rear cover, the bars of the spine raised and lettered in palladium, the bars of the front cover swinging loose and lettered with title in aluminum letters inserted between each pair of bars.

The binding is of leather with metal lettering