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The Lovers' Travelogue by Raymond Peynet

Price £30.00

Curiously charming vintage book by French artist and designer, Raymond Peynet (1908-1999), who became world renowned in the 1950s and ‘60s for his whimsical characters, ‘Les Amoreux de Peynet’ (Peynet’s Lovers): a bowler-hatted poet and his fiancee– the long-suffering subject of his romantic overtures. The lovers were recreated on porcelain, scarves, dolls, books, film, statues (such as the one in Hiroshima, Japan) – where the message they conveyed was one of peace, love and enduring romance. Peynet’s books were first published in the UK by Perpetua and this copy is dated 1955. The book measures 20.5 x 16 cm. Very good vintage condition. With introduction by Kaye Webb.Cover very slightly warped.

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Cute, romantic and, above all, curiously French, books featuring Peynet’s lovers are the perfect gift for Valentine’s day. Beautifully illustrated and stylishly witty, this book will be much more than a unique and unusual gift for your loved one - you’ll also be investing in an irreplaceable piece of art and design history.

Susan x