Nürnberg: Verlegung des auxtoris Gedruckt bey Johann Ernst Adelbuler, 1731. Folio; G; bound in faded red cloth, faded titling to front cover; moderate wear, including fraying to corners, spine largely detached, remnants of cloth ties to boards; With title page, 42 pages of text in German, 14 maps of the celestial sphere, 77 terrestrial maps; all celestial and 73 terrestrial maps hand-colored contemporaneously; lacking allegorical frontispiece engraved by Casper Luyken and the portrait of Charles VI in black and white; the backs of the majority of maps with a child's drawings, majority in pencil, some crayon, circa 1880, very sparse pencil to the maps themselves; some scattered repair; title page missing the lower fore corner, does not impact text; With a fully global collection of maps, including the constellations, both the Copernican and Tychonic models of the orbits, maps of both hemispheres, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Maps of North America do include the names of some Native American Tribes. Interestingly, the maps are inconsistent as to whether California is an island. The title vignette is a map of the world as seen from above the north pole, includes California as an island. All maps with emblematic cartouches and ornamented with engravings.; consignment; shelved map case.
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[Rouen]: [n.p.], 1707. First Edition, First Issue. Quarto, , 204,  pages; VG; Bound in contemporary calf, spine gilt with raised bands, gilding faded and a bit rubbed, inner hinge front cover cracked but binding solid. Large folding table, "Formulaire qui peut servir pour tout un pays", at page 192.; Extremely Rare First Edition, First Issue, with B4 in an uncancelled state, on p. 16, a setier is given as weighing 170, rather than 240 pounds, "...le septier pesant net cent soixante & dix livres..."; BH consignment; shelved case 3.
Circa 1915-1947. The following original draft drawings and paintings by Marco Montedoro are being offered as a collection. They include original graphite, pen and ink, and watercolor paintings on paper and artist's board spanning the career of Marco Montedoro as a set and costume designer. The archive is a comprehensive representation of his professional career in Europe and the United States. Before he died, Montedoro gave his collection to his close friend Hella Arensen (ne Aronson), a German Jewish newspaper artist who emigrated from pre-war Nazi Germany to New York. Since Montedoro's death, the collection has remained in the Aronson family. Most images are signed by Montedoro, with an average size of 11" x 14", and are in varying condition. A full photographic gallery of this collection is available upon request. Montedoro's family of musicians considered him a child prodigy and sent him in his teens to Paris to study drawing and painting. He worked as an artist in Paris until 1913, when he became the artistic director of the Berlin Metropole. During WWI, he designed posters for Italian theaters and cinemas. Following the war, Montedoro returned to Paris to design costumes for the Palace, Ambassadeurs, Moulin Rouge, and Folies Bergère, including a 1927 show featuring Josephine Baker. During this period he also designed productions in Milan, Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Poland. In 1930, Montedoro relocated to New York City and designed for the Schuberts, including the 1941-1942 Broadway production of La Vie Parisienne. From 1932-1947, Montedoro worked alongside Vincinte Minelli designing sets and costumes for Radio City Music Hall, where Montedoro became head designer. Montedoro's genius is featured om Angelo Luerti's 2006 book 'Non Solo Erté - Not Only Erté, Costume Design for the Paris Music Hall 1918-1940.
London; Paris: J. Dodsley; De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. A unique collection of both the original French and the English translation of the famed novel, together with an awe-inspiring collection of proofs before letters by esteemed French artists. Three volumes housed in a custom three-part black and red leather box, gilt titling to spine, box solid, some wear and cracking; Paul et Virginie is bound in full burgundy morocco, triple gilt rules to boards, spine with gilt titling and tooling, all edges of text block gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate to front endpaper; Unsigned binding, but early invoice states it was bound by Derome., Paris: De L'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1789. with half-title, 12mo., xxxv, 243 pages, with 4 black and white plates, foxing to plate edges; "Prix, papier vélin d'Essone, 6. liv."; Both volumes of Paul and Mary are bound in matching full green morocco with elegant gilt tooling, paneled spines similarly gilt; all edges of text blocks gilt; doublures burgundy morocco with matching design to boards, embroidered silk endpapers facing doublures, marbled endpapers following; incredibly tight binding; bookplate to marbled endpaper; Bound by Chambolle-Duru with their gilt stamp to front doublure; London: printed for J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall, ; With an Autograph Letter Signed by Saint-Pierre, addressed "Au Citoyen Le Danois" (André Bazile Le Danois de La Soisière), a member of the Council of Ancients. Measuring ~9 x 6.7 inches (~23 x 17 cm.), with integral address leaf attached. Small tear to upper left corner where seal was attached, small archival repair to upper right corner, neither impacting and writing. Four Postal stamps present on integral address leaf. Actual text is 25 lines in Saint-Pierre's hand, responding to a letter by Le Danois about a meeting, countering his proposed date of the 8th with the 10th. He then goes on to discuss how he was tricked by a man that he had not seen for 20 years, as well as by a young woman. He defends himself that he in no way was compromising the interests of the Republic. The letter is dated "Paris, ce 7 ventose an 7" ( February 26th, 1799); With invoice circa 1895 from E. F. Bonaventure, with a handwritten description of the three volumes in purple ink. "Unique copy in an exquisite Binding by Chambolle extra illustrated with rare set all proofs before letters" "1. Set of proofs by [Achille] Devéria 2. Set of proofs by Corboald 3. Set of proofs ??? 4. Set of proofs Medallions in color 5. Set of proofs Medallions [in color] by Dutailly [Guyot sculp] 6. Set of proofs by Desenne 7. Set proofs by [Jean-Michel] Moreau 8. Set proofs by [Tony] Johannot 9. Set proofs by Corboald (small) 10. Set proofs by Lery[?] 11. Set proofs by [Jean-Antoine-Valentin] Foulquier 12. Autographed Letter In All 70 Plates, All proofs" Shelved case 0.
1732. Lemery," "Boulduc," "Geoffroy." One page, with cross outs and words added, in French, 7.5" x 8.5", [Paris?]; February 27, 1732. In this report, possibly in Lemery's hand and presumably prepared for the French Academy of Science, Lémery, Boulduc, and Geoffroy write the following concerning the trade of rhubarb We have examined by order of the Academy a dissertation submitted the Controller General concerning the trade of rhubarb and false rhubarb which was substituted for the [latter or former?] because it is rare in France; we opine that in order to [illegible] the trade of rhubarb which is as delicious from Archangel to the Echelles du Levant [ports in the Near East and North Africa], it would be in the interest of the king and the public good that the [illegible] forbid the entry of false rhubarb from foreign lands. If false rhubarb is useful in certain cases, enough of it grows in the kingdom to satisfy that need." Condition: Manuscript has creases along edges, small section of paper loss under Lemery's signature; otherwise good.; Consignment; shelved case 0.
1803/1804/1808. 1) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium) in French, 7.25" x 8.75", Arcueil [France]; May 28, 1803. In this letter to an unnamed minister, Madame Berthollet requests the original letters from Berthollet [her husband or herself?] requesting assistance with finding an administrative position for two people when the minister sends his recommendations for said people to give to officials at the administrative offices they wish to enter into. 2) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium with an integral address sheet) in French, 6.5" x 8", Arcueil; July 29, 1803. In this letter to a Madame Vinneux in Lausanne, Madame Berthollet informs her friend that she will be able to obtain a passport for her and that the ambassador to Switzerland will assist her with the necessary steps for her return to France. 3) ALS. "F. Berthollet." Three pages (of a bifolium with an integral address sheet) in French, 6.5" x 8.25", Arcueil; June 11, 1804. In this letter to Madame Vinneux, Madame Berthollet opens by speculating that passport troubles are being caused by "cette saison" [presumably meaning the contemporaneous political situation] and will seek information about the delay experienced by her friend in obtaining permission to travel. Mme. Berthollet was convinced her friend was on her way and assures her that she and her husband speak of her and "their second son," Déodat, at every meal. Meanwhile her husband has received a "new distinction" from the government that she describes as more of a burden than a privilege since they must outfit an "archbishop's house" with furniture, linens and all the rest [Claude Louis Berthollet was made a Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1804]. 4) ALS. "F. Berthollet." One page (of a bifolium) in French, 7.5" x 9.25", Arcueil; January 9, 1808. In this letter, Madame Berthollet invites Monsieur and Madame Tochon [could be Joseph-François Tochon (1772-1820), numismatist, collector, and political figure] to dinner in Arcueil. Condition: Letters have usual folds. Letter 2 has four pin holes through lower left hand corner, and small paper loss where seal was broken when letter opened; otherwise good. Letter 3 has four pins holes through the lower left hand corner, and small paper loss where seal was broken when letter was opened; otherwise good. Letter 4 has some paper loss on the last line of the letter where gaul ink has bled through paper, effective several words; otherwise good.; Consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Book League of the Jewish Peoples Fraternal Order, IWO, 1945. First Edition. Small octavo in dark burgundy cloth with gold letters; VG; front and back gutter slightly open, but binding strong; boards with minimal soiling; edges and paper age-toned; text clean; pp. 167 had a small tear repaired with tape, now discolored with slight offsetting on p. 168; pp. 252; includes 36 line drawings by Mr. Chagall, and his pen inscription in Yiddish on the first front end page; the book depicts in a humorous way Mr. Chagall and his wife's childhood in Russia where they grew up in a small market town; in Hebrew; very scarce; shelved in Case 3.
[n.p. but Paris]: [n.p.]. Early Edition. Quarto, 123 leaves; VG; bound in period speckled calf, paneled spine with gilt, titling worn off; some wear and rubbing to boards; speckled textblock; two bookplates to front pastedown; with 122 leaves of plates plus an engraved title page; MW consignment; shelved case 4.
Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1871. Folio, unpaginated; VG-; newly rebacked with brown cloth, majority of original front board cloth preserved, including gilt titling; spine with black label, gilt titling; water-damage to upper half of the volume, more pronounced on the first 5 pages, impacts mags, but does not affect coloring; With 67 hand-colored maps (plus insets) on 56 mapsheets (including 9 double-page), plus time table page, reference table, and appendices; shelved above case 3.
Paris: Charles Antoine Jombert, 1751. First Edition. Tall, thick quarto in brown leather with 7-band embossed spine with gold gilt; VG; moderate soiling on boards and strong binding; title page missing; some staining on first pages; one over large plate has a large cut; all other plates in good condition; this is volume II of III; 268 plates total; in French; shelved in Case 4; please contact us for shipping costs.
[Paris]: De l'imprimerie royale, 1752. First Edition. Quarto, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary calf with gilt seal to center of each board, newly rebacked in pale brown leather, two burgundy labels with gilt titling; all edges of text block gilt; some rubbing and wear to boards; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front pastedown; illustrated with 3 engraved headbands and 2 title vignettes.; MW consignment; shelved case 7.
[Paris]: 1771. Octavo; VG; bound in period 3/4 morocco, marbled boards, gilt titling to spine, bookplate to front pastedown; ownership in ink to ffep; Contain Issues No. 26-43, Du Lundi 1 Avril 1771-Du Vendredi 31 Mai 1771; pages 101-176; pages 105-108 have a large chunk missing from the upper fore corner; shelved case 9.
Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1879. First Edition. Large quarto in 3/4 brown marble with burgundy leather; VG; 6 band embossed spine with gold gilt; boards show some amount of shelf wear around corners and spine and slight soiling; small sticker inside front board; previous owner's signatures on ffep; strong binding; paper slightly faded and plates clean; contains 190 lithographs of patterns and 10 color lithographs (1 with gold lining); Jules Bourgoin traveled to Damascus in 1875 and came upon 150 plates which he could not acquire but reproduced and elaborated upon; 47 pages of text in French; shelved in Case 7.
A Cologne: chez Pierre Marteau, 1701. Early Fictitious Imprint. 12mo., , 564 pages, ; VG; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, paneled spine with elaborate gilt, morocco label with gilt titling; board edges with gilt roll; marbled endpapers; cracking to front hinge; scattered and scarce staining to interior; name to title page; index in rear; Title page in red and black, with sphere device; text in French; Volume 1 of 3 only; BJ consignment; shelved case 3.
Émile Bernard. Autograph Letter Signed. "Emile." Two pages in French, 4" x 5.25", [n.p.; n.d.] A letter from Bernard to the French Post-Impressionist artist, painter, art teacher, and art collector, Émile Schuffenecker (1851-1934). Bernard open his letter by asking Schuffenecker why they no longer write to each other. Thinking that he hurt Schuffenecker because of some slight, Bernard admits that he must have appeared harsh when it came to discussing "Jesus the savior," but it was said only because he wished to console him. He proceeds to claim that he shares Schuffenecker's pain and asks forgiveness if he has caused offense, writing, "may God judge this thing at his dazzling tribunal." Bernard closed the letter by claiming that his mother reminded him how kind Schuffenecker had been and how good a person he is, and signed off with "thank you and I am sorry." The letter is accompanied by: 1) ALS. "H. Bernard." Two pages (of a bifolium) in French, with canceled postal cover, 4.5" x 6.75", Paris; February 14, 1895. Letter from Héloïse Henriette Bernard-Bodin (1838/39-1909), Émile Bernard's mother, to Émile Schuffenecker, in which she asks how he is doing and tells him that she is forwarding a letter for him from her son. She mentions the cold weather and hopes that March will bring more gentle days to Colombes [outside of Paris], where they would be very happy to see him. 2) A print of a photograph, 3.5" x 4.5", 1895, of a building in Cairo, Egypt, with writing by Bernard on the verso, noting that "a house on a Cairo street in 1895, indicating that architecture is not yet dead in the Orient." In 1893, Bernard traveled to Egypt and lived in the Middle East for the next ten years. Condition: Good. The letter from Héloïse Henriette Bernard-Bodin has slight rust residue from a paperclip (since removed) at the right hand top of the last page, and what appears to be as light stain on the upper left corner of the last page.
Paris: Paulin, 1845. No Edition Statement. Octavo, 20 vols.; VG-; contemporary three-quarter bindings of red leather, boards in marbled paper; spines with raised bands, and gilt lettering and design; mild shelf wear; some bumping and shredding to corners; wear to heads and tails of spines; all edges marbled; previous owner's bookplates at front paste down; marbled end papers; pencil notes at vol. 1 half title; mild pencil underlining; light, even foxing throughout set; MW consignment; shelved above Europe.
London: Rodwell and Martin, 1822. First edition. Thick quarto in burgundy leather with gold gilt; six-band spine with heavy gilt; VG; moderate shelf wear on boards, mostly around spine and edges; gilt edges; paper sunned with light, occasional foxing or offsetting; text in French; contains an engraving on each page with descriptive paragraphs; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs; SD consignment.
Paris: Chez Desaint & Saillant, Libraires, 1762. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in contemporary acid-washed calf, paneled gilt spine with two labels and gilt titling; moderate wear and rubbing to boards, cracking to hinges; text block edges red; marbled endpapers; This set is lacking the scarce third volume; ex-library, with labels to tail of spines, bookplates to front paste-downs, blind-stamp to title-pages, possible other markings; BS consignment; shelved case 3.
London: Robert Jennings, , 1828. First Edition. Octavo; G; bound in 3/4 burgundy calf, marbled boards, spine with gilt titling; moderate wear and rubbing to binding, including front board largely detached, part of marbled paper on front board peeling, chipping to head and tail of spine; small ink splatter to top edge of text block, impacts top edge of Columbia and Brazil maps; with 80/81 plates, lacking the final plate (Intermediate Geography). With 55 maps illustrating the modern world and 25 of 26 maps illustrating the ancient world; Calligraphic title page to both parts; Scales differ.; RR consignment; shelved case 9.
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1960. Limited edition (58 copies); signed (#D). Thick, small quarto in burgundy leather with five-band embossed spine and gold letters in cardboard case; bound by hand; VG/VG; moderate shelf wear on spine with slight fraying around edges; front board slightly loosening on top; marbled end pages clean; paper and text clean; three pages have minuscule notches on the edge; pp. 400; abundant illustrations, mostly in black and white, with color at the end; synopsis of each chapter at the end; dedication in French and signature on special page; shelved in Case # 7; please contact us for shipping costs; GP consignment.
Paris: Bachelier, Imprimeur-Libraire, 1847. First Edition. Octavo, xiv, 353 pages, 9 plates; VG; bound in 3/4 brown calf, brown cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt, burgundy label and gilt titling; marbled endpapers; rebacked with spine preserved; wear primarily to head of spine, hinges, corners; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; bookplate to front pastedown; text in French; MW consignment; shelved case 9.
Bologna: 1830. First Edition. Oversize folio (18" X 12") in dark green cloth hardcovers with tiny gold letters on spine; moderate soiling on boards; 72 engraved plates, each with a letterpress page of explanatory text; paper generally foxed throughout but not affecting plates; please note: preface and title in Italian; all text in French; shelved above Front Case; please contact us for shipping costs.
Amsterdam: J. F. Bernard, 1725. First Edition. Folios, 2 volumes; VG; bound in contemporary full mottled calf, paneled spines with gilt lettering and tooling; some wear to spines, including chipping to heads and tails, rubbing, scuffing, and mild flaking over majority; text blocks red; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front pastedowns; interiors clean; text in French; shelved case 4.
Gettysburg, PA: James Magee, printer, 1802. Rare Gettysburg imprint. 16mo; good+/none; full brown leather with gilt title and panel rulings; new endpapers; ex libris, signature, title-page; all corners and edges, chipping, wear, and some abrasions; text block, clean with foxing, spot staining; and light general age-toning; 272 pp.; small dog-ears with text loss on final pages, 271-272, missing head-edge; spine and boards, creases and scars; else very good; ---CONSIGNMENT. Shelved Case #3.
Paris: 1790. Second Edition. Octavo, 167pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued. Bumping and shelf-wear. Light rubbing to red leather-bound boards. Head-edge gilt. Stamp to front paste down endpaper; offsetting from gilt filigree to both front and rear free endpapers. Mild foxing throughout text. Front hinge cracked. Includes two plates: frontispiece and portrait of La Marquise de Pompadour. Text is in French. Good copy only. Shelve: CASE #7 Spine is red leather with gilt text and five raised bands.
London: Edward Blount & Will Aspley, 1630. Fourth edition in English. Small quarto in dark brown leather; condition: Good; general shelf wear and soiling; open tears and fraying around spine and boards' edges; closed tears and rubbing on boards; end pages creased; copper engraved title page; paper edges dark and dusty; wobbly paper clean and age-toned; text clean, in tight print; pp. 588; this is the fourth of nine editions in English before 1700; shelved in Case # 10; GP consignment.
Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1927. Limited edition (V on Annam paper). 8vo. rebound in brown, sleek leather with gold gilt in brown marbled case; VG; marble satin end pages with gold frame (art Deco binding); deckle edges; text in large print; stamp on back of last end page; pp. 259; in French; shelved in Case # 12; IR consignment.
Paris: Furne, 1830. First edition. Set of 30 small octavos rebound in 1/2 moire and red leather spine with gold gilt and letters; VG; strong binding and moderate shelf wear; moire edges; paper slightly foxed; text clean in small print; each volume contains photogravures and frontispiece; in French; shelved above Civil War section; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: E. Plon Et Cie, 1880. Second Edition. Octavo, 372 pp., 545 pp., 631 pp., 610 pp., 678 pp., 715 pp., 662 pp., 722 pp.; VG; bound in quarter burgundy leather; paneled spine with gilt lettering and tooling; burgundy cloth boards; minor shelf wear to the edges of the boards, rubbed spines, pages clean; text in french; shelved above US Politics.
Paris: Chez Mme Ve Jules Renouard, 1864. Octavo; VG-; black leather 1/4 bound spines with gilt text; raised bands to spines; no jackets; green marbled boards has slight wear to exteriors; mild edge wear; text blocks show slight toning to exterior edges; top edges gilt; deckled fore edges; marbled endpapers; interiors clean; previous owner's bookplate to front pastedowns; text in French; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Londres [i.e. Paris?]: 1779. Octavo, , 182 pages; VG; bound in period red morocco, rebacked with paneled gilt spine preserved; some wear to boards; text bock gilt; marbled endpapers; front pastedown with two bookplates and an old catalogue description; With a half-title and an additional engraved titlepage; illustrated with 29 plates inset, including the 'petits pieds' plate; The imprint is false; probably printed in Paris.; shelved case 3.
London: printed for Henry Rhodes at the Star, 1695. First English Edition. Octavo, , 228, 260 pages,  ads; VG; bound in early gilt morocco, rebacked with a marching paneled gilt spine; headband slightly loose; bookplate to front pastedown; all edges of text block gilt; title page with archival repair to top edge, having been trimmed, open tear to lower fore edge, lower fore corner with a chip missing; pages 97-112 with hand-corrected page numbers; some soiling and wear to pages; pages 115/116 and 117/118 with minor archival repair. Early hand wrote 'Hot' on page 1, above 'Amours,' Use of Hot as "full of sexual desire, lustful" dates to c. 1500, while the sense of "inciting desire" is c. 1800. MW consignment; shelved case 3.
Paris: Demoraine et Compagnie, 1824. First Edition. 32mo., 128 pages; VG-; bound in publisher's red long-grained morocco, smooth spine with gilt tooling, no title, fillet and dentelle border on covers; dull gilt to all edges; rear two gatherings uncut; gutters loosely attached; text in French; Illustrated with 3 maps bound in front, "Plan de Paris et de ses Faubourgs", "La France et les Etats voisins", and "l'Europe divisées en ses principales parties", some mild wear to maps, two tears along folds; SP consignment; shelved case 3.
Paris: Chez Jombert, 1752. Fourth Edition. Quarto; (12), 448, (12) pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt decoration on spine, five raised bands, leather spine label. With 37 full-page engravings. Boards rubbed; heavily rubbed at corners; spine label mostly lacking; old tideline from water stain on endpapers and first and last few pages of text. Good solid copy. Shelved in Case #3.
Lausanne: Andre Gonin, 1943. First limited edition (#106 of 194 copies); signed by author, artist and editor. Quarto in ivory soft covers with ivory case and black letters on spine; VG/VG; boards with moderate soiling or slight foxing; portfolio contains double folded plates with text in large print (in French) and twenty original pencil lithographs interspersed; all clean; pp. 123; velin paper with deckle edges; in good condition; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1842. First American Edition. Five Octavos; VG-; Blue cloth boards and spine with gilt lettering; General edge wear, bumping to the corners; All spines are faded; Bindings are strong; Text block is foxed, mostly at or near the edges, some interiors affected; End papers foxed; Four volumes of text and one volume of 55 black and white plates; Please contact us for international or expedited shipping; DS Consignment; Shelved above Nature.
Paris: L'Edition d'Art, 1927. First limited edition (#271 of 775). Octavo in green soft covers with gold and red lettering in brown case; condition: Good; case sides detached; covers are separated; first front end page loose; printed on parchment paper with deckle edges; series of pages bound with tape; pp. 135; filled with gold and color illustrations and decoration by Boris Zworykine; in French; shelved in Case 0.
Paris: ; J. Hetzel et Cie. Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation, 1867. 4to., 467pp., 220pp.; VG-; 1/4 bound, red leather spine with gilt lettering, marbled boards, endpapers; rebound; mild shelfwear, primarily to board edges and corners; two volumes bound together, pagination not continuous; moderate foxing throughout; Voyage au centre de la Terre has a separate half-title and title page; Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras has the frontispiece; text in French; shelved case 8.
Paris: Chez Poncelin, 1801. 12mos., 11 volumes; VG; bound in full brown calf, paneled spines with gilt tooling and lettering; all edges of text blocks gilt; marbled endpapers; blue ribbon in each volume; each volume with title page, half-title, illustrated title page, and numerous copper engravings; light wear to bindings; some mild age-toning; text in French; shelved case 0.
Paris, France: La Société Pour L'Étude de la Gravure Française, 1922, 1929. First Edition. Refers to all three volumes unless otherwise noted: Quarto; VG/no-DJ paperback; Blue spine with black text; Covers clean with varying degrees of wear and fraying at edges of spine [Tail edge of Vol 2. is nearly worn to the binding], covers protected by glassine covered wrappers [Vol 1.'s wrapping has come loose, there are several dark marks on the front cover, also on the front cover there is an open tear at the head of the spine, and a smaller open tear at the tail of the spine, as well as a open scratch in the glassine close to the fore edge; Vol 2. has a large open tear at the tail of the spine exposing the cover to damage, as well as a few nicks here and there along the edges; Vol 3. has small open tear at the head and tail of the spine but is otherwise intact; Textblocks darkened by age, otherwise clean, edges deckled, [Vol 1. Front free-end paper connected at top edge to following page, top edge uncut flypapers at end of textblock, as well as stray pencil markings; Vol 2. tear at top of back free-end paper; Vol 3. nearly every set of pages is uncut along the top edge] ; pp Vol 1. 289; Vol 2. 172; Vol 3. 152. French Art, Shelved Front Table.
Amsterdam: Elzevier, 1655. First edition. 12mo in vellum with flattened corners; VG; moderate soiling or shelf wear and strong binding; ex-libris plate on second front page; pencil and ink inscriptions on back of front board and first end page; dusty edges; clean text in very tight print; two volumes in one book; scarce; this book was published in English in 1656 as "Men before Adam" and burned in public in Paris before La Peyrere recanted and converted to Catholicism; contains a folded map of the Holy Land, in very good condition; shelved in Case # 3; VK consignment.
Paris: Devambez, 1923. First limited edition (#284 of 535); with engravings by Pierre Brissaud. Octavo in silky pale blue soft covers with black illustration and letters in beige case; VG; black letters on spine; VG/VG; case sturdy and clean; covers with moderate soiling and slight discoloration on spine; off-setting from sticker inside front page; binding loosening with some open gutters; minor penciled marginalia; 8 colored engravings protected with rice paper; pp. 289; shelved in Case # 12.
Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1863. Second Edition. 8vo., 170  pages; VG; spine green leather with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound, with some repair, marbled boards preserved, new cloth spine and corners, previous thin spine preserved and on top of spine; not a recent repair, with moderate wear to cloth; with two title pages, the first in a burnt orange color; small bookplate on front pastedown; mild foxing; text in French; shelved case 10.
Zurich: W. Boesiger et O. Stonorov, 1948. Fifth edition. Oblong, thin quartos in beige cloth hardcovers with embossed letters in different colors; VG; moderate soiling and slight discoloration on boards; paper slightly faded and foxed; text clean, in French; clean photographs, in black and white; edges dusty and foxed; one volume has a few pages detaching; two volumes in German and French; shelved above French section; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: E. Dentu, 1890. first edition. Thick folios in grey hardcovers with brown gilt and gold letters; VG; boards have moderate soiling; volume one corners slightly bumped; edges dusty; paper clean; text clean; in French; foxing on a few pages; app. 600 pages each volume; shelved above French section; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Robert Laffont, 1969. first edition. Elephant folio in dark pink cloth with brown and pink DJ in dark pink casing; VG/VG; minimal soiling; slight fraying on DJ borders; ivory letters on spine; first front end page slightly creased; printed on parchment paper with deckle edges; contains essays on Marie de Medicis and on the Gallery in Luxembourg folllowed by tipped-in illustrations and triptych plates all in vivid colors; pp. 158; in French; shelved above mythology; please contact us for shipping costs.
Paris: Librairie De Firmin-Dodot et Cie, n.d. Quarto; G-/no-DJ; dark blue spines with gilt text; circa 1869-1873? 2 volumes: vol. 1, text; vol. 2, plates; cloths have heavy rubbing to edges, condition noted; some chips to head and foot spines; sunfaded exteriors; ex-library stickers to spines and rear; text blocks have slightly age toned exterior edges; ex-library stamps to exterior edges; frontispieces; ex-library plates to pastedowns; ex-library markings inside; profuse with richly colored illustrations; some chips to edges; vol. 2, p 3 has small cut out of design; shows repairs and tape mends to few pages; French text; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Cairo: Institut Francais D'Archeologie Orientale, 2007. Reprint, 2nd edition. Quarto; G/no-DJ paperback; Off-white spines with black text; 3 Volumes, one separate, vol. 1 and vols. 1 & 2 in one bound book, as well as a book of photographic record; Covers have slightly rubbed and lightly smudged exteriors and minor edge wear with sturdy panels; Text blocks have some shelf wear such as light rubbing due to handling and minor smudges on exterior edges with unmarked pages and tight bindings. French language.