French Art [Dupont Only]
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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.
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.
Belgium: Fondation Paul Delvaux, 2004. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 272 pages; VG/VG-; spine blue and light brown, with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and scuffing; corners bumped; profusely illustrated in full color and black and white; all text in French; pages clean; shelved French Art.
New York: Distribited Art Publishers, Inc., 1998. First English Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 413 pages; VG/VG-; spine red, with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and scuffing; spine slightly cocked; contains black and white and full color illustrations; afterword in French, other text in English; pages clean; shelved Case 11.
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.
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.
Bruxelles: Arcade, 1975. First Edition. Quarto, 452 pages; VG/VG-; spine white, with black lettering; housed in VG burgundy slipcase; mild shelf wear and soiling; inch-long closed tear at lower edge of jacket front; profusely illustrated in black and white, with tipped-in full color plates; all text in French; pages clean; shelved Oversize Art Monographs.
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.
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.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1935. Limited Edition, #1134/1500. Quarto, xv, [iii], 363,  pages; VG; bound in publishers original brown buckram, embossed in gilt; mild wear, slight discoloration to edges of textblock, interior clean; housed in publisher's original G slipcase, notoriously fragile hinges, with this copy having the bottom partially separated, but the entire case in one piece, some wear and rubbing; with original glassine present, spine largely missing, but flaps attached to covers; Limited Edition, #1134/1500, signed by Matisse only; with 6 soft-ground etchings by Henri Matisse with 20 preliminary drawings reproduced on blue and yellow paper; shelved case 3.
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]: 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 9.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1975. First Edition Thus. Quarto, 146 pages; VG/VG-; spine cream, with black text; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; some shelf wear and soiling; upper edge of jacket chipped and worn all around; mild age toning and smudging at jacket back; price cut; profusely illustrated with full color and black and white photographs; textblock has one sentence highlighted on pages 19 and 145, else clean; shelved Oversize Art Monographs.
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.