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  1. Limited edition, one of 100 copies on vélin d'arches from a total edition of 425, 4to (28 x 19 cm); 14 etchings after Lobel-Riche, 11 of which are full-page, in three states (black and white, black and white with remarques, in colour with remarques) with an additional refused plate in colour with remarques, some spotting, original green printed wrappers bound in, doublures with green marbled papers, patterned endpapers, a.e.g.; green morocco binding by M. Chabert Fils, morocco onlay design of a woman waiting at the entrance to hotel to the upper cover surrounded by gilt panel and lantern design, small cupid onlay to lower cover with gilt panels, spine with raised bands and gilt tooling and red morocco lantern design, marbled slipcase with green morocco entry, a very good copy.

    £2,250
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Album with 23 partly handcoloured erotic drawings. Somewhat later full calf, richly gilt, a.e.g. (some rubbing).

    £2,500
  7. Limited edition, number 31 of 40 examples on japon imperial; 3 vols; 4to; illustrated with 16 colour plates in the text by Edmond Mallasis along with a suite of four states (colour, sanguine, bistre and blue) hors-texte, together with a second interpretation of the illustrations by Manuel Orazi (16 original lithographs in five states: sanguine, blue, monochrome, colour and colour with remarques), and also with 25 original etchings in three states by Carlo Farneti (monochrome with remarks, bistre with remarks and in sanguine with remarks); also included are 10 signed original warercolours and 11 original sketches by Malassis, 3 original pen drawings by Carlo Farneti and 5 watercolours by Manuel Orazi (slightly foxed and warer damaged); all housed in modern maroon morocco boxes.

    £7,500
  8. Limited edition, one of 50 copies on japon impérial, with with an extra suite and a copper plate by Courbouleix and extra volume of original drawings by Carlo Farneti and Andre Dignimont; 4to (35 x 28 cm); text illustrated with 30 in-text colour etchings a la poupée and a suite with four additional states (first state, sans remarque, avec remarque en noir and avec remarque en sanguine) both with the original publisher's wrappers , vol. II with 90 signed colour drawings avec remarque by Carlo Farnetti to illustrate an unpublished edition of the work, 6 watercolours on thick paper signed by Dignimont, 27 drawings (mostly signed some hand-coloured) by the same, and over 100 proof sheets (in colour and black and white) after Dignimont also to illustrate a previously published edition of the work; both housed in modern maroon morocco boxes.

    £12,500
  9. Limited edition, number 67 of 250 on arches velin paper from a total edition of 295; 2 vols, 8vo (23 x 15 cm); title page in each volume, limitation page in vol. II, 46 erotic illustrations and vignettes, enhanced with watercolour, including two frontispieces, beautifully bound in ornately gilt decorated tan morocco gilt, signed G. Miller in gilt in both volumes, both vols housed in beige cloth slip case; a fine example.

    £3,500
  10. Limited edition, one of 3500 copies; 4to (c.270 x 210 mm.); colour plates, pictorial title, vignettes, initials and decorations by Brunelleschi; publisher's pictorial wrappers, worn at head of spine, otherwise very good, in torn [ý]original glassine dust-jacket.

    £135
 

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