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  • 1,2,3,4,5. by DOISNEAU, Robert
    DOISNEAU, Robert
    1,2,3,4,5.

    Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre / Editions Clairefontaine, 1955. First French edition, first printing. Paperback (stiff grey card stock) with jacket (as issued). Scarce in wrapper. The wrapper has some creasing and rubbing, with edgewear. Previous repair has reinforced the wrapper spine (inside). The book block is disbound, with the majority of the pages detached from each other. Previous owner's bookplate to the inside board. 14 black and white photos (12 inside, 2 on the cover). 280 x 220 mm (11 x 8¾ inches).
    Martin Parr; The Photobook vol 1, page 187/201. Andrew Roth; Book of 101 Books, page 132; 802 photo books from the M. + M. Auer collection, page 336. Première édition française, premier tirage. Broché…

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    Lausanne: La Guilde du Livre / Editions Clairefontaine, 1955. First French edition, first printing. Paperback (stiff grey card stock) with jacket (as issued). Scarce in wrapper. The wrapper has some creasing and rubbing, with edgewear. Previous repair has reinforced the wrapper spine (inside). The book block is disbound, with the majority of the pages detached from each other. Previous owner's bookplate to the inside board. 14 black and white photos (12 inside, 2 on the cover). 280 x 220 mm (11 x 8¾ inches).
    Martin Parr; The Photobook vol 1, page 187/201. Andrew Roth; Book of 101 Books, page 132; 802 photo books from the M. + M. Auer collection, page 336. Première édition française, premier tirage. Broché (carton gris rigide) avec jaquette (telle que publiée). Rare sous emballage. La cape présente des plis et des frottements, avec des usures des bords. Une réparation précédente a renforcé le dos de la cape (intérieur). Le bloc de livre est détaché, avec la majorité des pages détachées les unes des autres. Ex-libris du propriétaire précédent sur le tableau intérieur. 14 photos en noir et blanc (12 à l'intérieur, 2 sur la couverture).
    Martin Parr ; Le livre photo vol 1, page 187/201. Andrew Roth ; Livre des 101 livres, page 132 ; 802 livres photo de la collection M. + M. Auer, page 336. 280 x 220 mm

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    Book ID: 3258
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  • Une collection de 12 photographies gélatino-argentiques de Paris.
    12 Vues - Souvenir de Paris. Serie 1. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    12 Vues - Souvenir de Paris. Serie 1.

    Paris: unknown. A French tourist souvenir. Undated but circa 1890, comprising a burgundy decorated folder (some chips and tears to creases now repaired and strengthened). Inside are 12 anonymous photographs of Paris. Nice clean silver gelatin original photographs. Each 210 x 270 mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches). No information about photographer or photo studio. Reverse is blank. Some of these views have been named and numbered in the plate, so it would seem that the purchaser could choose their 12 favourites from a selection. Photographs comprise: a view of the city (Eiffel Tower in the background); The Eiffel Tower close up; a river cruise on the Seine; Avenue de L'Opera; Versailles; Luxembourg Senat; l'Opera; la Madeleine; Place de la…

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    Paris: unknown. A French tourist souvenir. Undated but circa 1890, comprising a burgundy decorated folder (some chips and tears to creases now repaired and strengthened). Inside are 12 anonymous photographs of Paris. Nice clean silver gelatin original photographs. Each 210 x 270 mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches). No information about photographer or photo studio. Reverse is blank. Some of these views have been named and numbered in the plate, so it would seem that the purchaser could choose their 12 favourites from a selection. Photographs comprise: a view of the city (Eiffel Tower in the background); The Eiffel Tower close up; a river cruise on the Seine; Avenue de L'Opera; Versailles; Luxembourg Senat; l'Opera; la Madeleine; Place de la Concorde; Notre Dame; Arc de Triomphe; Champs Elysees. The photographs are in good clean condition with no tears, a few have light creasing to them due to the thin photographic paper. Un souvenir touristique français. Non daté mais Circa 1890, comprenant un dossier décoré bordeaux (quelques éclats et déchirures aux plis aujourd'hui réparés et renforcés). A l'intérieur se trouvent 12 photographies anonymes de Paris. Belles photographies originales à la gélatine argentique propre. Grandes photographies - 210 par 270 mm. Aucune information sur le photographe ou le studio photo. Le verso est vierge. Certaines de ces vues ont été nommées et numérotées dans la planche, il semblerait donc que l'acquéreur puisse choisir ses 12 coups de coeur parmi une sélection. Les photographies comprennent : une vue de la ville (tour Eiffel en arrière-plan) ; La tour Eiffel en gros plan ; une croisière fluviale sur la Seine ; Avenue de L'Opéra; Versailles; Sénat luxembourgeois; l'Opéra; la Madeleine; Place de la Concorde ; Notre Dame; Arc de Triomphe; Champs Élysées. Les photographies sont en bon état de propreté, sans déchirures, quelques-unes présentent de légers plis en raison du papier photographique fin.

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    Book ID: 3507
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  • 21 USA - The Gift of Life by CAUTY, James.
    CAUTY, James.
    21 USA - The Gift of Life Part of Operation Magic Kingdom.

    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print on 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 21 stamped, and initialled in pencil with AP (which probably stands for Artist's Proof). The Gift of Life, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. This was also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Has official CNPD red stamp on verso. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently,…

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    Totnes: James Cauty: 2007. First Edition. Limited Edition Print on 315 gsm archival paper. Edition of 21 stamped, and initialled in pencil with AP (which probably stands for Artist's Proof). The Gift of Life, OMK Page Edition. 'Operation Magic Kingdom' was a billboard and street poster campaign in London (2007) against the Iraq war. This was also released as stamps and prints. OMK blind stamped and hand numbered in pencil to front. Has official CNPD red stamp on verso. With 4 binding holes in the left hand margin. Dimensions: 35,8 cm x 30.5cm. Excellent condition. Currently protected in archival film. James (Jimmy) Cauty, was formerly a musician with the band 'The Orb', and was a member of 'KLF'. More recently, he has been an artist, creating works of dissent, and working alongside artists such as Banksy and Billy Childish. He has been involved in Steve Lowe's L-13 Light Industrial workshop. He created the gift shop at Banksy's 'Dismaland'. His work also toured as part of the ADP (Aftermath Dislocation Principle) Riot Tour.

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    Book ID: 1818
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  • 22nd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair Poster. by WATERS, Daniel
    WATERS, Daniel
    22nd Annual Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair Poster.

    Martha's Vineyard: The Indian Hill Press, 1998. Printed in black and red with a lovely 'woodcut' design by Daniel Waters. On thick cream paper. In a good condition, but has a small closed tear to one edge, and has signs of having been folded at some point. Blank to verso. 590 x 380 mm (23¼ x 15 inches).

    Book ID: 2760
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  • 30 et quelques attitudes by L'ETANG, Jean [DULAC, Jean]
    L'ETANG, Jean [DULAC, Jean]
    30 et quelques attitudes lithographies originales de Jean de L'etang

    NA, 1952. Limited edition. First edition. One of 200 copies. No publisher details. loose leaves in a folder. Illustrated with 23 erotic lithographs on panels, 28 small Illustrations. in the text as well as erotically illustrated Front and back cover of the folder. (front with a pubic mound and back with a bottom). The soft cover is held in a glassine cover. Held in a plain red clamshell box. The book is in excellent condition. 106 pages. 310 by 240mm (12¼ by 9½ inches). Drawn by Jean Dulac under the "transparent" pseudonym of Jean de l'Etang which he adopted for his erotic works

    . Édition limitée. Première édition. Un des 200 exemplaires. Pas de détails sur l'éditeur. Feuilles volantes…

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    NA, 1952. Limited edition. First edition. One of 200 copies. No publisher details. loose leaves in a folder. Illustrated with 23 erotic lithographs on panels, 28 small Illustrations. in the text as well as erotically illustrated Front and back cover of the folder. (front with a pubic mound and back with a bottom). The soft cover is held in a glassine cover. Held in a plain red clamshell box. The book is in excellent condition. 106 pages. 310 by 240mm (12¼ by 9½ inches). Drawn by Jean Dulac under the "transparent" pseudonym of Jean de l'Etang which he adopted for his erotic works

    . Édition limitée. Première édition. Un des 200 exemplaires. Pas de détails sur l'éditeur. Feuilles volantes dans une chemise. Illustré de 23 lithographies érotiques sur panneaux, de 28 petites illustrations dans le texte ainsi que d'illustrations érotiques sur les couvertures avant et arrière de la chemise. (le recto avec un monticule pubien et le verso avec des fesses). La couverture souple est maintenue dans une pochette en glassine. L'ouvrage est présenté dans une boîte à clapet rouge. Le livre est en excellent état. 106 pages. 310 par 240mm (12¼ par 9½ pouces). Dessiné par Jean Dulac sous le pseudonyme "transparent" de Jean de l'Etang qu'il avait adopté pour ses œuvres érotiques.

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    Book ID: 3272
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  • 360° à l'ombre - 360° dans tous les sens. by VERRET, Jean-Michel, TENDRET, Jean
    VERRET, Jean-Michel, TENDRET, Jean
    360° à l'ombre - 360° dans tous les sens.

    Edition Unique, 1995. Edition of 800. Two volumes together in a cloth covered slipcase. Text in French. Colour and b/w photo images. In very good / near fine condition. 96 pages + 72 pages. 220 x 225 mm (8¾ x 8¾ inches).

    . Tirage de 800 exemplaires. Deux volumes, en un coffret. Nombreuses photos - couleurs et en noir. En très bon état. 96 pages + 72 pages. 220 x 225 mm

    Book ID: 3735
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  • 55 Original pen and ink book illustrations / 55 Illustrations originales de livres à la plume et à l'encre by LELOIR, Maurice.
    LELOIR, Maurice.
    55 Original pen and ink book illustrations / 55 Illustrations originales de livres à la plume et à l'encre

    Paris: N/A, 1910. A collection of 55 original pen and ink sketches, drafts or early versions of book illustrations. All are initialled M.L. and have been attributed to Maurice Leloir (1857-1940). He was a prolific book illustrator, and his illustration work is certainly in a similar style. Dating is based on when he was most active. The drawings are numbered 1-37 then 42-59 (so presumably missing four from a run). We have been unable to find which book they were intended for, so I suspect they were designs for an unpublished edition. They look almost as if they are for two different works, as one seems to be set in mid 19th Century France, and the second much earlier.…

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    Paris: N/A, 1910. A collection of 55 original pen and ink sketches, drafts or early versions of book illustrations. All are initialled M.L. and have been attributed to Maurice Leloir (1857-1940). He was a prolific book illustrator, and his illustration work is certainly in a similar style. Dating is based on when he was most active. The drawings are numbered 1-37 then 42-59 (so presumably missing four from a run). We have been unable to find which book they were intended for, so I suspect they were designs for an unpublished edition. They look almost as if they are for two different works, as one seems to be set in mid 19th Century France, and the second much earlier. The first part involves a young man being cast adrift from a boat, who lands in France and travels slowly to Paris, where there is then fighting (seems to be the 1848 barricades). Victor Hugo is written on the back of one, so perhaps some sketches for Les Miserables, but only the barricades seem to fit with the plot. Towards the end of the sketches are a few of a young man climbing a two with sword in his mouth, rescuing children from burning towers etc. These feel as if they are intended to portray an earlier period. All the sketches are accomplished, and in ink, with some white corrections to the pages. They are all on stiff card which is 32cm x 25cm sized (and somewhat browned with age), and have been drawn to be half page etc. Some small marks and edgewear, but nothing to diminish the overall effect. A few small manuscript notes to indicate chapter / placement. A very attractive collection of original pieces. 320 by 250mm (12½ by 9¾ inches).

    . Une collection de 55 croquis originaux à la plume et à l'encre, ébauches ou premières versions d'illustrations de livres. Tous portent les initiales M.L. et ont été attribués à Maurice Leloir (1857-1940). Ce dernier était un illustrateur de livres prolifique, et son travail d'illustration est certainement dans un style similaire. La datation est basée sur la période où il était le plus actif. Les dessins sont numérotés de 1 à 37 puis de 42 à 59 (il manque donc probablement quatre exemplaires d'un tirage). Nous n'avons pas été en mesure de déterminer à quel livre ils étaient destinés, et je soupçonne donc qu'il s'agit de dessins pour une édition non publiée. On a l'impression qu'il s'agit de deux ouvrages différents, car l'un semble se dérouler au milieu du XIXe siècle en France, et l'autre beaucoup plus tôt. La première partie met en scène un jeune homme jeté à la dérive d'un bateau, qui atterrit en France et voyage lentement jusqu'à Paris, où se déroulent des combats (qui semblent être les barricades de 1848). Victor Hugo est écrit au dos de l'une d'entre elles, ce qui laisse supposer qu'il s'agit d'esquisses pour Les Misérables, mais seules les barricades semblent correspondre à l'intrigue. Vers la fin des esquisses, on trouve quelques dessins d'un jeune homme escaladant une tour avec une épée dans la bouche, sauvant des enfants de tours en flammes, etc. On a l'impression qu'elles sont destinées à dépeindre une période antérieure. Toutes les esquisses sont réalisées à l'encre, avec quelques corrections en blanc sur les pages. Ils sont tous sur une carte rigide de 32 cm x 25 cm (quelque peu brunie par l'âge), et ont été dessinés pour être en demi-page, etc. Quelques petites marques et usures sur les bords, mais rien qui ne diminue l'effet d'ensemble. Quelques petites notes manuscrites pour indiquer le chapitre / l'emplacement. Une collection très attrayante de pièces originales. 320 x 250 mm

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    Book ID: 4260
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  • 8 hand-coloured lithographs from Costumes Histoire et des Orders Religieux by TIRON, Abbot
    TIRON, Abbot
    8 hand-coloured lithographs from Costumes Histoire et des Orders Religieux

    Brusselles: Librairie Historique-Artistic, 1845. A collection of eight hand coloured lithographs by Duverger and Clerman after Jacques Charles Bar's illustrations. This set are from a Spanish edition. There is no text other than the titles (In french / Spanish / Latin), but the 8 plates are each under home made passe-partout. The lithographs comprise both members of the Religious and members of the Catholic Chivalric orders: An Archbishop; A Jesuit; A Carthusian nun in ceremonial dress, A Chierigo Minor; gran croce dele ordine di Carlo III (A member of the Order of the Grand Cross of Charles III; A cavalier of the Order of Calatrava; An Alejano / Alexien; A Religious from the Order of the Visitation. The plates…

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    Brusselles: Librairie Historique-Artistic, 1845. A collection of eight hand coloured lithographs by Duverger and Clerman after Jacques Charles Bar's illustrations. This set are from a Spanish edition. There is no text other than the titles (In french / Spanish / Latin), but the 8 plates are each under home made passe-partout. The lithographs comprise both members of the Religious and members of the Catholic Chivalric orders: An Archbishop; A Jesuit; A Carthusian nun in ceremonial dress, A Chierigo Minor; gran croce dele ordine di Carlo III (A member of the Order of the Grand Cross of Charles III; A cavalier of the Order of Calatrava; An Alejano / Alexien; A Religious from the Order of the Visitation. The plates have some edgewear / chipping and creasing to the edges, but this is hidden by the passe partout. The lithographed sheets are 270 by 185mm (10¾ by 7¼ inches). The passe partout is 300mm x 240mm.

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    Book ID: 3776
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  • 8 lovely lithographs and a map of a long gone Swiss lakeside house and grounds
    8 Lithographs et carte for Fraid-Aigue, Saint Prex, Vaud by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    8 Lithographs et carte for Fraid-Aigue, Saint Prex, Vaud

    Paris: Thierry Fréres, 1840. Pale blue boards, with buckram spine. Illustration of a Gothic chapel to the front board. The boards are a little marked and stained, particularly to the back board. Inside are 8 lithographs and an estate plan of Fraidaigue (or Fraid-augue). Fraidaigue (Route de Morges 21). This was a country house in the form of a neo-Gothic chapel built in 1831 for the Dutch-born general Hendryk van Oyen, who previously owned La Gordanne near Perroy. This building was replaced in 1904 by a wealthy villa designed by architects Alphonse Laverrière and Eugène Monod. The lithographs and map are in excellent condition. with a little foxing to the borders only. The plates are drawn from nature by…

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    Paris: Thierry Fréres, 1840. Pale blue boards, with buckram spine. Illustration of a Gothic chapel to the front board. The boards are a little marked and stained, particularly to the back board. Inside are 8 lithographs and an estate plan of Fraidaigue (or Fraid-augue). Fraidaigue (Route de Morges 21). This was a country house in the form of a neo-Gothic chapel built in 1831 for the Dutch-born general Hendryk van Oyen, who previously owned La Gordanne near Perroy. This building was replaced in 1904 by a wealthy villa designed by architects Alphonse Laverrière and Eugène Monod. The lithographs and map are in excellent condition. with a little foxing to the borders only. The plates are drawn from nature by Zélie Vachon. They are deliniated by Jean-Jacques Champin (1796 - 1860), and lithographed by Thierry frères of Paris. Copies of the lithographs are held in the Musée d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève. Here they are dated to the first half of the Nineteenth Century. The house/ chapel was located just outside St Prex, on the Geneva-Lausanne road (now Route de Morges). 9 leaves, printed to recto only. One folding. 350 x 290 mm (13¾ x 11½ inches).

    . Carton bleu pâle, dos en bougran. Illustration d'une chapelle gothique sur le premier plat. Les planches sont un peu marquées et tachées, en particulier au dos. A l'intérieur se trouvent 8 lithographies et un plan de succession de Fraidaigue (ou Fraid-augue). Fraidaigue (Route de Morges 21). Il s'agit d'une maison de campagne en forme de chapelle néogothique construite en 1831 pour le général d'origine hollandaise Hendryk van Oyen, qui possédait auparavant La Gordanne près de Perroy. Ce bâtiment a été remplacé en 1904 par une villa cossue conçue par les architectes Alphonse Laverrière et Eugène Monod. Les lithographies et la carte sont en excellent état, avec quelques rousseurs sur les bordures seulement. Les planches sont dessinées d'après nature par Zélie Vachon. Elles sont dessinées par Jean-Jacques Champin (1796 - 1860), et lithographiées par Thierry frères de Paris. Des copies des lithographies sont conservées au Musée d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève. Elles y sont datées de la première moitié du XIXe siècle. La maison/chapelle était située juste à l'extérieur de St Prex, sur la route Genève-Lausanne (aujourd'hui route de Morges). 9 feuilles, imprimées au recto seulement. Un dépliant. 350 x 290 mm.

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    Book ID: 4207
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  • 8 Minutes. HIRST & BAILEY. by BAILEY, David.
    BAILEY, David.
    8 Minutes. HIRST & BAILEY.

    Gottinchen: Steidl, 2009. First edition. 130 photographs of British 'bad boy' artist Damien Hirst by the great British fashion photographer David Bailey, taken during a single shoot lasting only eight minutes. As new, still in the original shrink wrap.

    Book ID: 2179
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  • A Apple Pie. by GREENAWAY, Kate
    GREENAWAY, Kate
    A Apple Pie. Engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.

    London: George Routledge and Sons, 1886. First edition. Hardback. Pictorial paper covered boards with red cloth spine. Red endpapers. An alphabet book for children using the picture story of an apple pie! Boards a little darkened and rubbed at fore edge. Overall quite good condition with no markings. 215 x 265 mm (8½ x 10½ inches).

    Book ID: 3890
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  • A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters. with a copious description of their principal pictures. a reference to the galleries and private collections. to which is added, a brief notice of the scholars by SMITH, John.
    SMITH, John.
    A Catalogue raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French painters. with a copious description of their principal pictures. a reference to the galleries and private collections. to which is added, a brief notice of the scholars & imitators of the great masters of the above schools.

    London: 1908. Limited edition (1250 copies) of Smith's seminal work by Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complete) in burgundy buckram with paper labels to spine. Ex library copy with the usual stamps and marks. Fading to the spines of each volume and some marking / nicking to the spine edges (particularly vol. 9). still useful reference guide for the history of the origins and developments of European painting and painters. It provides an extensive listing of the more celebrated Dutch, Flemish and French painters of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Attractive black and white plates with tissue protection. A heavy set (12kg packed) additional shipping will be required at cost, outside of Europe. Text in English. Édition limitée (1250…

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    London: 1908. Limited edition (1250 copies) of Smith's seminal work by Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complete) in burgundy buckram with paper labels to spine. Ex library copy with the usual stamps and marks. Fading to the spines of each volume and some marking / nicking to the spine edges (particularly vol. 9). still useful reference guide for the history of the origins and developments of European painting and painters. It provides an extensive listing of the more celebrated Dutch, Flemish and French painters of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Attractive black and white plates with tissue protection. A heavy set (12kg packed) additional shipping will be required at cost, outside of Europe. Text in English. Édition limitée (1250 exemplaires) de l'œuvre phare de Smith par Sands & Co. 9 volumes (complets) en percaline bordeaux avec étiquettes en papier au dos. Ex exemplaire de bibliothèque avec les cachets et marques d'usage. Décoloration sur les dos de chaque volume et quelques marques / entailles sur les bords du dos (en particulier vol. 9). guide de référence toujours utile pour l'histoire des origines et des développements de la peinture et des peintres européens. Il fournit une liste complète des peintres hollandais, flamands et français les plus célèbres des XVIe, XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles. Jolies assiettes noires et blanches avec protection tissulaire. Un envoi supplémentaire lourd (12 kg emballé) sera nécessaire au prix coûtant, en dehors de l'Europe. Texte en anglais.

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    Book ID: 3427
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  • Over 350 outstanding sculptures
    A Century of American Sculpture. by HYATT MAYOR, A.
    HYATT MAYOR, A.
    A Century of American Sculpture. Treasures from Brookgreen Gardens.

    New York: Abbeville Press, 1988. First Edition. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering and blind stamped figure on upper board. Beautiful full colour photos of garden sculptures from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Boards has some sun fading, but the photographic dust jacket is in a very good condition. Neat gift inscription to the inside front. Brookgreen Gardens is in South Carolina, on the site of an old rice plantation. 127 pp.
    340 x 290 mm (13½ x 11½ inches).

    Book ID: 2189
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  • A collection of four deeds and legal documents connected with the Paddington Estate, London. by PADDINGTON ESTATE
    PADDINGTON ESTATE
    A collection of four deeds and legal documents connected with the Paddington Estate, London.

    1903. Four documents concerned with the Paddington Estate in West London. The monks of Westminster had land in Paddington from the 11th Century. After the Reformation, these rested with the Bishop of London. From the late 19th Century, these were gradually sold of through holding companies, the last being sold in the 1980's. These documents comprise: July 1903 - A counterpart licence for 14 Cleveland Square with permissions to renovations and changes to the property. 4 pages. April 1913 - A counterpart licence to add a garage for private motor cars to 7 Chilworth Mews. 3 pages and a large drawn handcoloured architectural plan of the front of the building and ground floor (on glassine). July 1926 - A licence…

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    1903. Four documents concerned with the Paddington Estate in West London. The monks of Westminster had land in Paddington from the 11th Century. After the Reformation, these rested with the Bishop of London. From the late 19th Century, these were gradually sold of through holding companies, the last being sold in the 1980's. These documents comprise: July 1903 - A counterpart licence for 14 Cleveland Square with permissions to renovations and changes to the property. 4 pages. April 1913 - A counterpart licence to add a garage for private motor cars to 7 Chilworth Mews. 3 pages and a large drawn handcoloured architectural plan of the front of the building and ground floor (on glassine). July 1926 - A licence and deed of covenant to turn 40 Cleveland Square into 3 maisonettes. 12 pages. plus a large folding architectural plan of the proposed changes, with seals and tagged seal. February 1929 - A lease from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to A. H. Heath for a lease on 110 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington. 6 pages and glassine coloured plan of property. A nice bundle of London related legal documents.

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    Book ID: 3011
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  • A beautiful collection of Architectural water colours
    A Collection of Greek Elements of Architecture by LEDONNÉ, Louis
    LEDONNÉ, Louis
    A Collection of Greek Elements of Architecture

    New York: N/A, 1900. A lovely collection of 7 ink and water-colour designs by Ledonné, which were part of his submission for the "Designing" certificate from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Together with a printed and embossed certificate from the college. The sheets comprise: "Tuscan Order Cap and Entablature" Nov. 1899; "Doric Order Pedestal and Base" Nov. 1899; "Doric Order Capital and Entablature" Dec. 1899; "Ionic Order Capital and Entablature" Jan. 1900; "Ionic Order Pedestal and Base" Feb. 1900; "Corinthian Order Capital and Entablature" April 1900; and a "Study of Corinthian Temple" Jan. 1901. Each of the sheets is approximately 49 x 37 cm. They are all in good, clean condition, but some have…

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    New York: N/A, 1900. A lovely collection of 7 ink and water-colour designs by Ledonné, which were part of his submission for the "Designing" certificate from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Together with a printed and embossed certificate from the college. The sheets comprise: "Tuscan Order Cap and Entablature" Nov. 1899; "Doric Order Pedestal and Base" Nov. 1899; "Doric Order Capital and Entablature" Dec. 1899; "Ionic Order Capital and Entablature" Jan. 1900; "Ionic Order Pedestal and Base" Feb. 1900; "Corinthian Order Capital and Entablature" April 1900; and a "Study of Corinthian Temple" Jan. 1901. Each of the sheets is approximately 49 x 37 cm. They are all in good, clean condition, but some have a little marking / foxing to one edge. A touch of creasing to a couple of corners. All are of an excellent standard, and suitable for framing. The Cooper Union was founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper, in New York in 1858 (according to certificate, 1859 according to their website) and still exists today. The certificate, with an attractive engraved vignette of the Great Hall of the college. It is signed by both the director and the president of the colledge in ink, and has a blind stamped embossed seal It shows that Ledonne was enrolled in the Free Night School, and presumably in an Architecture School (although this topic was called designing). We can find little about Ledonné. A Frenchman, he was in America between 1899 and 1903, and later returned to France and worked as a draughtsman or architect under the architect Eugené Dr Chifflot (Brother of Jules Léon Chifflot).

    . Une belle collection de 7 dessins à l'encre et à l'aquarelle de Ledonné, qui faisaient partie de son dossier pour le certificat "Designing" de la Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. L'ensemble est accompagné d'un certificat imprimé et gaufré de l'université. Les feuilles comprennent : "Tuscan Order Cap and Entablature" Nov. 1899 ; "Doric Order Pedestal and Base" Nov. 1899 ; "Doric Order Capital and Entablature" Dec. 1899 ; "Ionic Order Capital and Entablature" Jan. 1900 ; "Ionic Order Pedestal and Base" Feb. 1900 ; "Corinthian Order Capital and Entablature" April 1900 ; et une "Study of Corinthian Temple" Jan. 1901. Chaque feuille mesure environ 49 x 37 cm. Elles sont toutes en bon état, propres, mais certaines ont un petit marquage / rousseur sur un bord. Elles sont toutes d'un excellent niveau et peuvent être encadrées. La Cooper Union a été fondée par l'inventeur, l'industriel et le philanthrope Peter Cooper à New York en 1858 (d'après le certificat, 1859 d'après leur site web) et existe toujours aujourd'hui. Le certificat comporte une jolie vignette gravée représentant le grand hall de l'établissement. Il est signé à l'encre par le directeur et le président du collège, et porte un sceau estampé à l'aveugle. Il montre que Ledonné était inscrit à la Free Night School, et vraisemblablement à une école d'architecture (bien que ce sujet ait été appelé designing). Nous n'avons que peu d'informations sur Ledonné. Français, il a séjourné aux États-Unis entre 1899 et 1903, puis est rentré en France et a travaillé comme dessinateur ou architecte sous la direction de l'architecte Eugené Dr Chifflot (frère de Jules Léon Chifflot).

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  • A Complete, Scientific, and Popular Treatise upon Perspective, with the Theories of Reflection and Shadows. Illustrated with Twenty-Four Plates by A Pupil of Monsieur J.P. Thenot (HAKEWELL, A. W).
    A Pupil of Monsieur J.P. Thenot (HAKEWELL, A. W).
    A Complete, Scientific, and Popular Treatise upon Perspective, with the Theories of Reflection and Shadows. Illustrated with Twenty-Four Plates

    London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1836. First English Edition. Attractive contemporary full leather green binding with profuse gilt decoration to the spine and boards. A little rubbing but still in good condition. Marbled end papers. There is a prize inscription from Spitalfield School of Design from May 1843 to the end paper. On the second end paper is a large gift inscription giving the book to a young boy on his 12th birthday. The rest of the work is in good, clean condition, with a light darkening / foxing only. Attractive engraved frontis of a perspective view of Greenwich Hospital from across the Thames. A Further 24 folding plates showing a total of 168 different figures demonstrating aspects of Perspective.…

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    London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1836. First English Edition. Attractive contemporary full leather green binding with profuse gilt decoration to the spine and boards. A little rubbing but still in good condition. Marbled end papers. There is a prize inscription from Spitalfield School of Design from May 1843 to the end paper. On the second end paper is a large gift inscription giving the book to a young boy on his 12th birthday. The rest of the work is in good, clean condition, with a light darkening / foxing only. Attractive engraved frontis of a perspective view of Greenwich Hospital from across the Thames. A Further 24 folding plates showing a total of 168 different figures demonstrating aspects of Perspective. 210 by 140mm (8¼ by 5½ inches). xiv, 152, XXIV. pp.

    English edition of "Essai de perspective pratique pour rectifier les compositions et dessiner d'après nature" (Paris 1828). - The French Painter JP Thénot (1803-1857) was the most famous drawing teacher in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century. His textbook "Les regles de la perspective " was also highly valued by Paul Cezanne, as evidenced by his recently discovered copy with numerous handwritten annotations by Cezanne.

    . Première édition anglaise. Jolie reliure pleine cuir verte de l'époque avec abondante décoration dorée sur le dos et les plats. Un peu frotté mais encore en bon état. Gardes marbrées. Il y a une inscription au prix de la Spitalfield School of Design de mai 1843 au papier final. Sur le deuxième papier de fin se trouve une grande inscription cadeau offrant le livre à un jeune garçon à l'occasion de son 12e anniversaire. Le reste du travail est en bon état, propre, avec un léger assombrissement / rousseur uniquement. Joli frontis gravé d'une vue en perspective de l'hôpital de Greenwich de l'autre côté de la Tamise. A 24 autres planches dépliantes montrant un total de 168 figures différentes démontrant des aspects de la perspective. 210 par 140 mm (8¼ par 5½ pouces). XIV, 152, XXIV. pp.

    Édition anglaise de "Essai de perspective pratique pour rectifier les compositions et dessiner d'après nature" (Paris 1828). - Le peintre français JP Thénot (1803-1857) était le plus célèbre professeur de dessin à Paris au début du 19e siècle. Son manuel « Les règles de la perspective » était également très apprécié par Paul Cézanne, comme en témoigne son exemplaire récemment découvert avec de nombreuses annotations manuscrites de Cézanne.

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  • A Cross-Bow Man and his Paviser. by MEYRICK, Samuel
    MEYRICK, Samuel
    A Cross-Bow Man and his Paviser. A plate from A CRITICAL INQUIRY INTO ANCIENT ARMOUR, As it Existed in Europe, But Particularly in England, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of King Charles II.

    London: 1830. A lovely hand coloured military plate from Meyrick's critical inquiry. This is plate 46 XLVI. We are unsure whether this is from the 1824 first edition or the 1842 second. Hence the approximate date of 1830. The hand coloured image is clean and bright, with a little foxing only. It is held under a hand made passe partout, showing the English Red Rose to each corner. Plate dimensions 30.5cm x 25cm to a sheet of 36.5cm x 26.5cm. Passe partout is slightly darkened but in a good state. 44.5cm x 38cm. An attractive example of this plate.

    . Une belle plaque militaire colorée à la main, tirée de l'enquête critique de Meyrick. Il s'agit de la planche…

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    London: 1830. A lovely hand coloured military plate from Meyrick's critical inquiry. This is plate 46 XLVI. We are unsure whether this is from the 1824 first edition or the 1842 second. Hence the approximate date of 1830. The hand coloured image is clean and bright, with a little foxing only. It is held under a hand made passe partout, showing the English Red Rose to each corner. Plate dimensions 30.5cm x 25cm to a sheet of 36.5cm x 26.5cm. Passe partout is slightly darkened but in a good state. 44.5cm x 38cm. An attractive example of this plate.

    . Une belle plaque militaire colorée à la main, tirée de l'enquête critique de Meyrick. Il s'agit de la planche 46 XLVI. Nous ne savons pas si elle provient de la première édition de 1824 ou de la seconde de 1842. D'où la date approximative de 1830. L'image colorée à la main est propre et brillante, avec seulement quelques rousseurs. Elle est maintenue sous un passe partout fait à la main, montrant la rose rouge anglaise à chaque coin. Les dimensions de la plaque sont de 30,5 cm x 25 cm pour une feuille de 36,5 cm x 26,5 cm. Le passe partout est légèrement assombri mais en bon état. 44.5cm x 38cm. Un bel exemple de cette plaque.

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  • A Display of Heraldry: by GUILLIM, John
    GUILLIM, John
    A Display of Heraldry: Manifesting a more easie access for the Knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of Method; Whereunto it is now reduced by the study and Industry of John Guillim; Late Pursuivant at Arms. Bound with Analogia Honorum

    London: Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome, 1679. "The Fifth Edition, much enlarged with great variety of Bearings. To Which is added a Treatise of Honour, Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern by Capt. John Logan."
    A very nice copy - recently bound in quarter calf with burgundy label and marbled boards. Recent end papers. The rest of the book is original and complete. This is an ex library copy, but the stamps are not too disfiguring. A stamp and a couple of location records to the title page. Otherwise some small stamps to the verso of plates. A few of the…

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    London: Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome, 1679. "The Fifth Edition, much enlarged with great variety of Bearings. To Which is added a Treatise of Honour, Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern by Capt. John Logan."
    A very nice copy - recently bound in quarter calf with burgundy label and marbled boards. Recent end papers. The rest of the book is original and complete. This is an ex library copy, but the stamps are not too disfiguring. A stamp and a couple of location records to the title page. Otherwise some small stamps to the verso of plates. A few of the pages have minor nicking to the edges - but well away from the text. Slight browning to the pages. Overall though, a good clean copy, with nice clear and well pressed engravings in a flawless binding. The first part of the work (Guillim's) contains hundreds of examples of Arms throughout the text. The second part (the Analogia Honorum) contains two engraved dedications, 9 full page portraits and 105 engraved plates containing hundreds of Arms and honours. All uncoloured.
    [xiv], 1-317, [ix]. [ii], 3-181, [ix]. pp + plates and engraved portraits. 380 x 250mm (15 x 9¾ inches).

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  • A Dissertation on the Antiquity and Use of Seals in England. by [LEWIS, Reverend John]
    [LEWIS, Reverend John]
    A Dissertation on the Antiquity and Use of Seals in England. Collected by **** 1736.

    London: William Mount and Thomas Page, 1740. Scarce first edition. In hard back neat burgundy coloured library cloth. Ex-library copy. With one full-page engraved plate showing seals, plus other engravings in text. Lovely deep impressions. [2],31,[1]pp. 255 x 195 mm (10 x 7¾ inches).
    Has expected library stamps, new endpapers. Tipped-in handwritten note to back of plate reads: This Tract is written by John Lewis author of the History of the Abbey of Faversham etc. Another small insert tipped-in to title page states: Purchased out of a donation of £250 given by George William Palmer Esq. to the Reading Free Public Library. One or two pages have been reinforced towards the spine edge. Light foxing, but overall in very good shape.

    Book ID: 2929
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  • A Doorway in Fairyland. by HOUSMAN, Laurence
    HOUSMAN, Laurence
    A Doorway in Fairyland.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1922. First edition. Hardback in blue cloth with title and decorative mushrooms to front board. Cloth on spine is brown, otherwise in good shape. 220 pages. 205 x 140 mm (8 x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 3797
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