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.
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[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: Éditions de la Revue Verve, 1948. Large quarto, unpaginated; G+; illustrated beige wraps, decorated by Picasso;spine splitting at upper front hinge, mild wear to extremities; with a suite of eighteen tipped-in color plates and 21 black and white plates; lacking original glassine; text in French; shelved case 11.
Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot Freres, 1878. Quarto, xiii, 560 pages; VG; bound in publisher's gilt-stamped red cloth, sun-faded spine with gilt lettering; mild wear to hinges, some chipping to head of spine; marbled endpapers; mild foxing throughout; Illustrated with of 16 Chromolithographs and 250 woodcuts (of which 20 are taken out of text); consignment; shelved front table.
Paris: Édouard Rouveyre, 1887. Limited Edition, #568/1500. Small Quarto, 263, viii; VG; bound in 3/4 brown calf, dark red cloth boards, paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; beautifully marbled endpapers; front hinge worn, some scratches and wear to binding; both original wraps preserved and bound in; with 72 plates with printed tissue guards; text in French; shelved case 9.
Antwerp: Guy Schraenen, 1975. Large Octavo; 8 pages; G+; Stiff black wrappers with red text; Covers have creasing along spine and bending along tail edge of spine; Signed and numbered #174 by Henri Chopin on inside of rear cover; Henri Chopin was a French Avant Garde artis in the 1950s-70s; Shelved Case 0.
Paris: Hachette & Cie. [ca. 1900]. Quarto, 398 pages; G+; spine brown with green label and gilt lettering and design; full binding of green leather with extensive gilt design; spine faded; all edges gilt; headband exposes; moderate shelf wear; wear to edges of boards, crown and tail of spine; dark discoloration to bottom of upper and lower covers; front and back joints starting; frontispiece tipped in; binding sound; pages clean; shelved Front Table.
Paris, France: Éditions Cercle d'Art, 1966. First Edition. Square quarto; 189 pages, [1 blank page], [8 page index]; VG-/G+: white DJ, black lettering: closed tear to top edge and bottom edge of front cover, mild overall wear to covers, DJ protected by mylar; beige buckram boards, no lettering to spine, blue and red "Picasso" to front board: boards somewhat shaken, binding strong; slight fraying to cloth boards; slight bumping to corners; mild wear/waving to text-block; interior clean, replete with laid-in and tipped-in gloss images of Picasso's work; text in French; shelved Front Table.
Paris: Musée du Louvre Éditions, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 534 pages; VG/VG-; bronze-colored spine with black and white lettering; some creasing to the edges and scratches to the front and back of the dust jacket, bumped corners, pages clean, full of graphics and plates of French bronze sculptures; shelved front table.
Anvers: Fonds Mercator, 1971. First Edition. Quarto, 341 pages; VG/VG-; in G+ black slipcase; three closed tears to dust jacket front, spine, and back; mild shelf wear; includes full color tipped-in plates and black and white photos; pages clean; includes LP in separate sleeve within slipcase; shelved Front Table.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, 1996. Quarto; pp 600; VG/VG; white pictorial spine with black text; dust jacket shows mild wear to exterior, now protected with a mylar covering; cloth clean; strong boards; text block clean; profusely illustrated; signed by Joseph Rishel; shelved monographs.
Paris: Editions de la Reunion des Musees Nationaux, 1992. Large Octavo; pp 559; G/G; dark brown spine with white text; dust jacket has slight shelf wear to exterior; mylar wraps; cloth has brown marks to joints and along head and tail edges; panels show little wear to exterior; boards shaken; text block shows some foxing to exterior edges, split hinge between front endpaper and pastedown, partially split hinge between rear endpaper and pastedown, brown marks along textblock edges, light ink inside; pictorial endpapers; profusely illustrated; text in French; arts - French; biography; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders; Shelved in French Art.
London: Duckworth and Co., 1909. No Edition Given. Octavo, 358 pages; VG-; full contemporary binding of dark blue leather; spine faded to green, with raised bands, and gilt lettering and design; mild shelf wear and scuffing; mild fading to upper edge of back board; all edges marbled in blue; blue marbled end papers; previous owners' names at front free end paper; contains black and white illustrations; pages clean; shelved Front Case.
New York: Pantheon Books, 1967. First Edition. Quarto, two volumes; VG/VG; in VG- gray slipcase, volume two in smaller VG slipcase; spines olive green; full bindings of green cloth; dust jackets protected with mylar coverings; prices cut; mild fading to volume one spine; mild fading to gray slipcase; small white sticker on front of gray slipcase; mild shelf wear; pages clean; shelved under second table.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. First English Language Edition. Quarto, 335 pages; G+/G; Dustjacket has small open and closed tears along head edge of both covers and spine, wrinkling along head edge of both covers and spine, small open tear at top corner of rear cover; Boards have bumping to bottom corner of both covers; some ink transfer on pages opposite full page photos; Shelved in Art by Artist.
Paris: Reunion De Musees Nationaux, 1999. Quarto; 599 pages; G+/G; Green spine with Beige text; Dust jacket protected by mylar cover, small open and closed tears along spine edges, large closed tear along tail edge of front cover, small closed tear along head edge of front cover, small open and closed tears along head and tail edges of rear cover, small open tears at corners; Boards have bumping and rubbing to corners, creasing to front cover; Textblock has small brown marks along fore edge and along tail edge of front and rear endpapers; Shelved in Art by Artist.
London/Washington D.C. Lund Humphries/National Gallery of Art, 2017. First Edition. Quarto, 304 pages; VG; spine is blue with white lettering; dust jacket, binding and pages clear; housed in original publisher's shrinkwrap, shrinkwrap has some wear (see photos); NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section.
Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990. First Edition. Quarto; G+/G Hardcover w/ Dustjacket; Blue, Red, Yellow, and Green illustrated spine with Black text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, open tear along head edge of spine and joints, small open and closed tears along tail edge of spine, bending along head and tail edges of both covers, slight fraying at corners; Boards strong, some edgewear, some shelfwear, bowing to both covers; Textblock has toning around page edges, ink transfer on half title page, wear to gold color of front and rear endpapers; 350 pp.
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. Quarto; VG/VG; Hardcover with DJ; DJ spine, blue with white print; DJ is clean and bright; Boards in blue cloth with gold print, clean and strong; Text block clean and tight; Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Oct. 1, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998; xiii, 356 pages, frontispiece, illustrated (color, b&w). [Shelf: Art Collections] [NOTE: Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates.].
Paris: Imprimerie Nationale Editions, 1995. Folio; G+/G+ Hardcover w/ DJ; White spine with Gray text; Dustjacket has some edgewear, some shelfwear, large closed tear along head edge of front cover, indented scratch on rear cover, some faint brown stains on both covers and spine; Boards strong, slight edgewear, slight shelfwear; Textblock has gift inscription on second page, otherwise clean; 368 pp; Text in French Oversized order; may require additional costs for international or expedited shipping; please contact us for further details.