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The book covering all aspects of the car mascots of R. Lalique is titled: "Unique Lalique Mascots" sub-title: "The automotive radiator hood & desk ornaments of master glass artisan R. Lalique (including auction realisation prices) for collector's" by G.G. Weiner. With a Foreword by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu and a Preface by Eric Knowles (Antiques Roadshow expert on Lalique glass) and consultant Lalique specialist Tony Wraight.
Bi-lingual with both English & French captions: "Catalog raisonne bouchons de radiateur-mascottes de voiture de l'oeuvere par de maitre-verrier R. Lalique, les editions de L'amateur".
ISBN 978-1-909984-21-9. Printed, published & distributed by The Book Guild Ltd (UK)
TEN YEARS+ in the making! Very well researched, all the required facts, figures, what to look for and what to avoid. Most of the auction houses, collector's & dealers in Lalique were consulted to compile this 'definative' high quality work on the subject.
FEATURES: All the thirty known mascots including the paperweights (presse-papiers), the desk ornaments and trophies. The full colour and colour tinted variations, the one-off's and opalescent pieces. The sizes, dimensions, types of signatures and variations encountered. The official & un-official various mounting bases including the Breves Galleries radiator and desk lighting bases (with superbly detailed images), interesting claims by Breves at the time re-printed in the book. The fakes you may encounter, the related books to consult, the places to visit to see them etc. Plus of course the prices realised at auctions all over the world and not taken at random from various collector's & dealers as most 'price-guides' do!
The true mystique of Lalique, but now all the above is discussed in depth! This is not just a beautiful coffee table tome but a proper reference work that will be consulted time & time again! So this should prove be the last word, the definitive 'bible' on the subject.
The book is in A4 format and will be available in a fine deluxe limited edition of 100 copies produced in superb grey faux leather bound Art Deco hard-case covers with dust-jacket, number stamped 1-100 and author signed at 100 (one copy only per person). Then a hard-back edition of 1,000 copies are available at 35 each. The cover was taken from an oil painting especially commissioned and reproduced for the book by the famous French motoring artist Francoise Vanaret.
A planned pocket-size un-limited edition to follow. Please ask for your copy now or to be put on the waiting list*. Please contact us now without delay!
DISTRIBUTION: Distributed by The Book Guild Ltd (UK), Borders, Barnes & Noble etc. Available from the Lalique club and on Amazon, Kindle and eBay, selected museum shops, art galleries, libraries, and all good book shops etc.
The book will also be available at most of the classic car shows, autojumbles, antique fairs and of course specialist glass fairs (here & abroad). Promotional flyer's and give-away sample pages will be distributed (to the fairs & people mentioned) from this January to the October launch.
**ADVERTISE IN THE BOOK...Yes would you, your company like to be featured in the book? The format is A4 approx 210 x 297 mm). The ad' rates are 950 for a full page, 550 for a half page and 350 for a quarter page, including your company logo and a few of your selected images (depending on size). Lineage advertisements are also available at only 1 per letter/digit (no logo or images for this offer open to collector's only).
The above prices are inclusive of art-work and do not attract VAT or TVA as the book is classed as educational and a reference work.
So please send your ad' for the publishing house art dept. to make up a 'dummy' for your approval and for you to make any adjustments prior to publication.
STOCK & SELL THE BOOK: We have already had enquiries about traders wanting to stock & sell the book. So the trade terms are for a minimum order of a dozen (12) copies (not including the special limited edition). Trade prices quoted on your enquiry, please.
*For the deluxe limited edition (delayed publication due to production difficulties untill 2015) please order direct from the author: G.G. Weiner c/o The Lalique Gallery at the White Lion Garage, Clarendon Place, Kemp Town, Brighton, Sussex BN2 1JA, England.
**All advertisers will be entitled to a trade discount on the book, also if you would like to stock and sell the book please get in touch. The book launch was on Monday 27th October at Waterstones in Brighton at a cheese & wine reception with author signing and q&a evening with special invited guests Eric Knowles & Mark Hill of The Antiques Roadshow, Frederick Ffischer of Lalique London and Christian-Louis Col of Lalique HQ Paris.
You may also buy the book at The National Glass Fair in Birmingham on Sunday 23rd November, The Art Deco Fair at Hove Town Hall on Sunday 14th December, The 20th Century Fair on Sunday 28th December (see the events listings). Those contributors are invited to pick-up their copy of the book at these events, or from The Lalique Gallery (in Brighton), otherwise the book can be dispatched through the mail at clients cost. Please contact us a.s.a.p. via email for full details if you wish to attend any of these events to: lalique-mascot-collectors-club@virginmedia.com
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