BUTTERFIELD: Butterfield and Butterfield Tete-Beche: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts / North American, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Tribal Works of Art (May 11, 1998)

Butterfield and Butterfield Tete-Beche: Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts / North American, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Tribal Works of Art (May 11, 1998). Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#30902) $20.00

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Tete-Beche catalog for May 11, 1998 in San Francisco. One volume is Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Arts and Crafts and the other is North American, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial and Tribal Works of Art. Beautifully illustrated. 70p.

While the term “dos-a-dos” is sometimes used to refer to a single volume in which two texts are bound together, with one text rotated 180° relative to the other, such that when one text runs head-to-tail, this type of binding is actually a tete-beche from the French meaning “head-to-toe”.