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  1. 12mo (135 x 80 mm.); engraved title possibly after Romeyn de Hooghe, 7 engraved plates, first plate with some loss to fore-edge margin, later ownership markings and labels to front pastedown and fly-leaf, stitching pulling with some separating to contents; contemporary calf, rebacked in old sheep, with later spine label, rubbed, edge wear, upper hinge pulled with some wear to head of spine; [A1 engraved title], A2-[I10] pp.3-212pp., final blank.

    £200
  2. Small 12mo (137 x 70 mm.); 4 copper-engraved plates, title-page laid down, slight insect damage to head of gutter of some ff.; contemporary vellum; 527pp.; A1-Y12.

    £180
  3. 12mo (152 x 80 mm.); half-title, title with woodcut device, 3pp. printer's advertisements at end, some foxing, wormholes affecting lower margin of earlier ff.; contemporary vellum with contemporary patterned paper to boards, manuscript title to spine; xx, 409pp., 3pp.; [a1-a2],a3-a10,A1-[S2].

    £200
  4. First edition, number 101 of 150 copies; 4to (26 x 21 cm); 27 text illustrations wood-engraved by Pierre Bouchet and printed in colour after designs by Barbier; presentation copy, signed by Barbier on front blank; loose as issued in original pictorial wrappers after Barbier, publisher's burgundy cloth chemise and slipcase.

    £7,500
  5. Limited edition, one of 500 copies (this numbered 133); 4to (28 x 21 cm); with 45 illustrations from original watercolours by Pierre Brissaud reproduced in pochoir and retouched by hand; original illustrated wrappers, in a chemise of blue boards with gilt and black square decorative design, black morocco label to spine, in a chemise of blue boards, an excellent copy.

    £1,500
  6. Limited edition, signed by the illustrator to Doctor Potel, on papier japon; large 4to, (27.5 x 21.5 cm); 27 wood engravings in-text by G. Aubert and 10 coloured etchings hors-texte by André Lambert all after original watercolours by Gerda Wegener, with an extra suite in black and yellow; original wrappers with covers, ink inscription to top left corner of cover, some wear to edges but internally fine.

    £2,000
  7. Limited edition and the first illustrated, one of 51 copies (this being no. 34) on papier hollande (from a total edition of 582); 4to (32.5 x 27 cm); illustrated with 24 original engravings after Lobel-Riche in three states, an extra suite of 12 of the plates in three states and an additional signed pen ink drawing, three pages of manuscript notes by Pierre Benoit entitled 'l'Art du Romanicer'; unbound as issued with original publisher's wrappers, in a later orange marbled slipcase.

    £3,750
  8. In-4 couronne, maroquin lie-de-vin, doublure de maroquin bleu canard serti d'un filet doré, gardes de moire lie-de-vin, doubles gardes de papier, tête dorée, double filet doré sur les coupes, couverture et dos, étui (Yseux, succ. Thierry-Simier).

    £2,500
  9. Limited edition number 307 of 425 numbered copies; 4to; 20 colour plates by Icart and a facsimile letter by Colette on blue paper tipped-in opposite the limitation page, text in French, near-contemporary binding by A. Szekely in half morocco over marbled boards gilt, marbled endpapers and top edge gilt, a little rubbed at extremities, otherwise very good.

    £3,000
  10. Three volumes, 8vo (26 x 17 cm). 31 hand-coloured pochoir plates, monogrammed G.M., each with descriptive letterpress, loose as issued in original wrappers.

    £2,000
 

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