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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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.
Paris: Henry Creuzevault, 1953. Limited Edition, #15/140. Folio (10" x 15"), 52 leaves in 26 signatures in original paper folded cover (covered in a glassine protective wrapper); Fine; Bound in cloth sleeve covered in paper with a box enclosure. Number 15 of 140 copies, on Rives paper. Printed by Janine Daragnès on May 11, 1953. With 21 original etchings by Buffet, including 7 full page and 3 double-page, plus one on cover; plus a separate suite of 23 drawings, including 3 double-page drawings. Limited edition reissue of 1939 work, with illustrations by Bernard Buffet (1928-1999), signed by Giono and Buffet, with a foreword by Pierre Bergé.; shelved case 11.
A Amsterdam [i.e. Barbou, Paris]: 1762. First Edition. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in unsigned period gilt morocco, triple gilt rules to boarders, flower stamps to corners, paneled spines with two black labels with gilt titling, elegant gilt to remainder; gilt dentelle border to doublures; marbled endpapers; bookplate to front pastedowns; lacking half-titles; wide margins; With a remarkable group of elegant engravings, including: Two frontispieces by Fiquet, after Rigault and Vispre; 53 vignettes and culs-de-lamp by Choffard; and 80 full-page plates after Eisen by - Aliamet, Baquoy, Choffard, Delafosse, de Longueil, Flipart, Le Mire, Lempereur. Leveau, Ourvrier, et. al; With 'Le cas de concience' and "Le Diable de Papefiguiere" in the decouvertes state; MW consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: George R Lockwood, ND [1870?]. Early Edition. Quarto; VG-; 334 pages; Tooled leather with gilt titling on spine, raised bands; VOL. 2 ONLY; Full color plates intact, protected by tissue guards; Gilt edges; Sewn-in silk bookmark; Marbled endpapers; Bookstore bookplate on front pastedown; Scuffing and some fraying to the edges of the boards and spine; Bumping/fraying to the corners; Some foxing to the edges of the text block; Toning to pages as typical; PS Consignment, shelved case 10.
London: R. Faulder, New Bond Street; And J. Egerton, Whitehall, 1794. Quarto, xvi, 183 pages, VG; beautifully bound in an elaborate full morocco-gilt Kelliegram binding, featuring an eight-color morocco inlaid cover portrait to the front board and a seven-color morocco inlaid cover portrait to the rear; rebacked with spine preserved; mild bumping to corners, slight rubbing to spine; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt; gilt Kelliegram signature stamped to the rear board's lower turn-in; With 57 plates, some aquatint, one folding; The front inlay is Count Viviani, from plate 3, page 34, the rear inlay is from plate 1 page 25.; Consignment; shelved case 3.
Mexico: Carral y Carral, 1945. First Edition. Elephant Folio; VG; The complete folio set of frontispiece, 52 playing cards and three jokers. boards have interior water staining, not impacting text; The illustrations are generally in G+ or better condition, with the 7 of spades having a small closed tear and some water-damage to the edges of some plates; A full description of each cartoon is written on the interior of the boards; LH consignment; shelved case 11.
London: Hidgson, Boys, and Graves, n.d . First Edition. Folio, unpaginated; VG; bound in full gilted and blind brown morocco, paneled spine with gilt lettering; marbled endpapers, all edges gilt; bookplate of the Baron Northwick to the front pastedown; with 37 plates, edges of some plates foxed; MM consignment; shelved above Mythology.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914 (nd). First Edition. Quarto; VG; Blue boards and spine with gilt lettering and designs; Minor wear to the edges, some bumping at the corners; Pictorial end papers; Some age toning to the pages, but interior is bright and clean; All tipped in color plates (25) are present with descriptive tissue guards; mild and hard-to-see signs of repair to gutters of endpapers; LP Consign; Shelved Case 14, Dupont.
London: William Heinemann, 1908. Limited Edition, #857/1000. Quarto, 134 pages; VG; bound in publisher's gold-pictorial full vellum, top edge gilt, others untrimmed; yellow silk ties; mild rubbing and wear to vellum; Limited to 1000 numbered copies for sale in Great Britain and Ireland, this is copy #857 signed by Rackham; with 40 color plates mounted on heavy brown paper with lettered tissue-guards and 30 drawings in black and white; shelved case 14.
London: Heinemann, 1911. Limited Edition. Quarto; VG-; Vellum binding; Silk ties to front fore edge; Gilt lettering on spine, gilt design to front; Some bowing to boards as is typical for this edition; Upper edge gilt, all other edges deckle cut; Binding is tight; Text block is toned, but free of marking; All images clean; Book has been SIGNED by Rackham and is numbered 944 of an edition of 1150. This volume contains the second and third days of the Ring of the Niblung Trilogy: Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods. Shelved Case 14, Dupont.
Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1930. Limited Edition. #72/370. Oblong Quarto, 114 pages; VG/G; in printed tan wrappers, red and black lettering to spine; with original glassine, parts torn or tattered; interior clean, with minimal foxing; Illustrated with six original color lithographs by Marie Laurencin; Copy #72 of 370 of the European edition, and of that, one of 300 printed on Rives paper; SH consignment; shelved case 0.
Paris: Durand Ainé, Marcand D'Estampes, 1832. Quarto, unpaginated; VG; bound in 3/4 red calf, marbled boards; gilt stamping and titling to spine; head and tail both have some glue repair, head with drop of glue showing, chipping to head and tail of spine' some rubbing and wear to binding; bookplate to front pastedown; with 70 beautifully colored plates, some mild foxing, primarily to edges; list of plates bound in rear; MW consignment; shelved case 11.
Paris: Editions Excelsior, 1930. Limited Edition, #141/302. Large octavo, 192 pages; VG; housed in matching red cardboard chemise and slipcase with gilt; chemise has tape repair; pages are loose in gatherings, as issued; with 14 original etchings loose in rear, 14 colored illustrations, and colored headbands and vignettes; Limited edition of 302 numbered copies. One of 265 copies on vellum of Rives, of which this is number 141; scarce; shelved case 11.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. First Edition, First Printing. 4to., 224pp.; VG/VG; spine tan with teal and black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; minor bumping and shelfwear; price-clipped; the front pastedown, both sides of the ffep, and the half-title pages have inscriptions and drawings/doodles by the following cartoonists: Mort Gerberg, Sam Gross, Marvin Tannenberg, Dana Fradon, Bill Woodman, Jack Ziegler, Gahan Wilson, George Booth; shelved case 1.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1906. Large Paper Edition, #28/650. Quarto, 6 volumes; VG; bound in 3/4 dark green calf, spines and portions of boards sun-faded to brown, marbled boards and endpapers, front board of volume 2 was previously detached but has since been repaired (please see photos for details), paneled spines with one compartment gilt titling, others gilt; top edge of text block gilt, others uncut; Large-paper edition, number 28 of 650; with 35 illustrations by Flaxman, plus a matching pair of color/black and white frontispieces per volume; shelved above cook books.
Bristol: Douglas Cleverdon, 1929. Limited Edition, SAMPLE/400. Tall quarto; 37 pp. With ten engravings by David Jones. White half cloth over green boards; gilt spine lettering. Limited edition, one of the 400 numbered copies of an edition of 470, but this copy is marked "SAMPLE" on the limitation page. Lacks the extra suite of finished engravings tipped in at rear. VG. Boards soiled; heavily rubbed at corners; previous owner's signature on front endpaper; interior slightly soiled. IR Consignment. Shelved in Case #11.
In aedibus Story-Scientia: Gandavi [Ghent], 1968. Limited Edition, #418/675. Folio, unpaginated; VG; bound in full vellum covered boards, gilt titling to spine, gilt illustration to front board; some vellum separating from the pastedowns, as expected; mild rubbing and wear to binding; This publication was issued to commemorate the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of the State University of Ghent. This edition is limited to six hundred and seventy-five copies, of which seventy-five were numbered I to LXXV, and printed for the University Council, and six hundred, numbered 1 to 600, were to be offered for sale, of which this is #418; shelved front case.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1907. Second Edition. Quarto, 125 pages; VG; rebound in half red calf, boards are the original cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; with 50 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; plates bound in rear, as usual; shelved case 14.
New York: E. Weyhe, 1956. Limited Edition, #139/225. Octavo, unpaginated. VG; bound in publisher's beige basket weave cloth, housed in VG black slipcase; slipcase with mild wear, as usual; original glassine present, mild chipping primarily to head of spine; mild musty odor; with thirty-one original wood block and linoleum plates; This book is designated copy 139 out of 225 and signed by Max Weber on the limitations page; shelved case 11.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1910. Edition de Luxe, #233/1000. Large Quarto, 128 pages; VG-; bound in half red calf, red cloth boards, gilt tooling and lettering to spine; fading to spine; top edge of text block gilt; first gathering (including title page) loose; SIGNED by Dulac on limitation page, #233/1000; With 30 color plates by Dulac; shelved case 13.
Paris: Librairie Floury, 1929. First Edition, 1/200. Quarto, 247,  VG/VG; protected in original waxed glassine, mild chipping; original etching as frontispiece, illustrated with sixteen full-page illustrations with paper-guards, ten in color, and numerous in-text black and white illustrations; limited to 200 copies; shelved case 11.
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: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1929. Limited Edition, #449/775. Quarto. 231 pages; VG; bound in the publisher's original vellum boards, gilt title and tooling to spine and front board; pictorial endpapers, top edge of text block gilt; vellum with mild staining and wear; small wax initials to front pastedown; bookplate to verso of ffep; lacking original box; some pages uncut; illustrated with color frontispiece and 12 color plates, plus in-text black and white illustrations, number 449? of 575 copies for England signed by Arthur Rackham; shelved case 14.
New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, unpaginated; G/none; bound in publisher's orange cloth, blue lettering; boards shaken, moderate rubbing and wear to boards, including fraying to head and tail, smudging, teeth? marks to lower edge of front board; Inscribed twice by Gropper, the first on the title page, "On a vague visit Los Angeles, Aug. 10, 1937 in a trance," the second also on the title page, "Jan 15, 1931 To I. Klein my faithful model who posed for the fly-leaf. With love"; extremely scarce, especially signed; shelved case 2.
1840 - c.1860. Octavo, ; VG; bound in full pebbled green calf with gilt, paneled spine with gilt stamping and titling, marbled endpapers; bound by Riviere with their stamp; mild rubbing to hinges; Contains 12 original pen-and-ink drawings of a baby, each captioned and surrounded in a cartouche. Each leaf is mounted in the binding. Date presumed 1840 - c.1860, based on the binder's stamp; A unique collection of private baby drawings; shelved case 0.
New York: Rock Foundation, 1988. First Edition. Folios, 3 volumes, VG/no DJs as issued; gray cloth boards, black lettering to spines: very mild overall wear to boards, spines faded beige (lettering clear and legible); minimal wear to clean text-blocks; interiors clean; VOLUME 3.1 [COSMIC GAMES]; VOLUME 3.2 [THE LABYRINTH & OTHER PATHS TO OTHER WORLDS]; VOLUME 3.3 [THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN]; frontispieces; volumes housed in VG- brown cloth slipcase; shelved front table.
London: Effingham Wilson, 1833. First Edition. Octavo, 105 pages; VG; in original printed paper covered boards, advertisement printed on back cover; housed in custom burgundy chemise and box, gilt titling to spine of box; paper spine threatening to separate at front hinge; mild wear to boards; With fourteen wood engravings by George Cruikshank, 11 of which are full-page with tissue guards, plus three vignettes; shelved case 10.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Large Octavo, xii, 339 pages; VG/VG-; spine beige with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$2.50'; dust jacket has some chipping to head and tail of spine, small water-staining to spine, larger chip to rear cover along head of spine; half-tltle/page 3/4 uncut; small staining to top edge of text block; interior clean; illustrated endpapers; tipped-in plate to front cover; LS consignment; shelved case 14.
London: William Heinemann, 1908. First Edition. Quarto, 134 pages; VG; rebound in half tan calf, boards are the original cloth from publisher's binding; spine paneled with gilt lettering and tooling; mild wear and rubbing to boards; mild rubbing to corners; with 40 color illustrations; mild foxing, does not impact plates; shelved case 14.
London: William Heinemann, 1910. First Edition Thus. Quarto, 159 pages; VG-; rebound in quarter red calf, marbled boards and endpapers, paneled spine with gilt tooling and lettering; sun-darkening to spine; wear to hinges, with front board starting on both ends; rubbing to boards; with thirty-four full page coloured mounted plates; shelved case 12.
New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001. Limited Edition, #244/1000. Square quarto, 132 pages; VG in VG slipcase; bound in black cloth, gilt titling to spine; mild shelfwear; Signed by both Greg and Tim Hildebrandt on the limitation page, #244/1000; large fold-out poster bound in rear; shelved front table.
Hodder and Stoughton, 1913. First Edition. Quarto, 113 pages; G+; bound in publishers faux-vellum white cloth with pale green and gilt ornamentation on front board, gilt lettering on spine; sun-fading to spine, some rubbing and wear to boards and spine; 10 tipped-in color plates, including frontispiece; green endpapers; interior clean; shelved case 14.
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1874. Large Quarto, 576/568 pages; VG-/VG-; both volumes bound in brown leather, have gilt lettering and profuse embossing on the front and back cover, paneled spines have gilt lettering; bindings have shelf wear along the top and bottom edges and along he sides of the spine, has minor bumping and fraying on the fore edge corners; pages have age toning, have gilt ledges, have minor to major detachment in several locations; profusely illustrated with in-text and full page illustrations; shelved front case.
London: William Heinemann, 1929. First Edition, Ninth Printing. Small Quarto, 134 pages; VG; bound in sea-foam blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine; mild rubbing to boards; with 40 tipped-in color plates and black and white illustrations and designs by Arthur Rackham; captioned tissue guards; small bookseller's sticker to rear pastedown; shelved case 14.
London: Halton and Truscott Smith Ltd., 1924. Limited Edition (58/1000). Quarto, 36 pages + 86 plates; VG-; bound in full dark blue cloth, spine has gilt lettering, front cover has gilt lettering and tooling; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges, has bumping on the fore edge corners, spine has moderate discoloration; pages have gilt along the top edge, have minor age toning; shelved front table.
New York: Brentano's Publishing Inc., 1911. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, unpaginated; VG-; full bound in black cloth, spine and front cover have gilt tooling and lettering; binding has shelf wear at the top and bottom edges with rubbing on both covers and bumping on the fore edge corners, has minor detachment; has minor pencil marks and an ex libris impression on the ffep; profusely illustrated; shelved case 14.
Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2013. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto, 315 pages; VG/VG; spine is gray with black lettering; dust jacket has minor shelf wear and creasing along the top and bottom edges; binding has minimal shelf wear, has minimal detachment on the inner spine; contains several fold out illustrations, pages clear; shelved front table.
Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1854. First Edition. Quarto, 300 pages; G-; rebound in modern burgundy cloth, gilt to spine, original light brown crushed morocco boards with gilt-stamped decorations attached to front covers; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; lacking illuminated additional title page and frontispiece; fore edge of title page and four following pages with tape on the fore edge; some pinger-staining and sparse pencil; illustrated throughout with 10 chromolithographs depicting some of the birds mentioned in the book; shelved case 10.
Putney, VT: Year of Dog Press, 1972. Limited First Edition [#103/650]. Octavo, 69 pages, VG/VG-; red matte paper wrapper, gold and black lettering: mild fading mostly to spine; wear with mild fraying to head, tail, and corners; closed tear to head; scattered minor imperfections to wrapper; back cover of wrapper pasted to back board (possibly as issued); covers protected by plastic covering; plain uncovered boards, modern Coptic-style binding with adhesive: slight bumping to corners; light age-toning to text-block, deckle fore- and bottom-edges; interior clean, black lettering and color-woodcut illustrations printed on tan Nideggen mould-made paper stated to limitation page, No. 103 out of 650 copies; SIGNED by both editors/illustrators to limitation page; shelved Poetry Anthologies.