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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Limited edition, one of 2500 copies; 4to (c.260 x 200 mm.); colour plates, pictorial title, vignettes and decorations by Brunelleschi; publisher's pictorial wrappers, minor splits at spine ends, otherwise very good.

    £135
  6. Leaves measuring 19.4 cm x 13.8 cm. pp. [96], or, A8, B4, C8, D4, E8, F4, G-H6, with the final blank leaf (H6) present; occasional minor coeval underlining and marginalia to earlier part of text, very light faded stain to lower margin at gutter throughout (not affecting text), bibliographical clippings tipped onto front endpapers. Bound in antique style calf.

    £85,000
  7. Tall 8vo; engraved portrait, contemporary green morocco in the Gothic style, multiple gilt fillets, decorative corner-pieces with red morocco onlays, elaborately gilt with red, sienna, burnt sienna and black onlays, flat spine, fan design within gilt fillets, red, sienna and black onlays, gilt dentelles and all edges gilt, by 'Gruel'.

    £2,500
  8. 8vo, engraved portrait, some slight spotting, exceptional crushed morocco binding, gilt panels enclosing central square decorated heavily in gilt with floral and leaf designs with red, green and sienna onlays, blind-stamped designs with central tiny gilt flower, spine with raised bands, decorated again in gilt and blind with red and green onlays, by Dauphin a Lyon.

    £3,500
  9. Unique extra-illustrated example, limited edition printed hors-commerce on japon imperial for Monsieur Dumouchel, from a total edition of 525; 2 vols; 4to; illustrated with 25 monochrome etchings (of which 22 are hors-texte by Charles Huard and with two original copper plates by Huard, colour drawings throughout the text by Theodore van Elsen, signed and dated 1933, also loose are 9 wash drawings and 4 watercolours signed by Huard and a set of prospectus; vol II contains a suite of 30 colour drawings to illustrate the work, loose in an illustrated wrapper by van Elsen, with each drawing with tissue guards and mounted on blue paper, a suite of 20 original watercolours also to illustrate the work signed and captioned in pencil by Louis Ibels loose in an illustrated wrapper, dated 1933; vol.3 contains over 100 original drawings signed by Carlo Farneti to illustrate the work, 4 original watercolours by Louise Ibels and 2 signed watercolours by Leon Courbouleix; all house in modern maroon morocco boxes with gilt detail and lettering; a fine copy.

    £15,000
  10. 2 vols, 8vo. in 4s, I: [4], xxvi, 374 pp., with copper-engraved frontispiece; II: [4], 375-775, [1] pp.; bound with 39 contemporary copper-engraved plates, each in two states (two plates appear in three states), and 12 pen and ink drawings dated variously 1821-2, trimmed and mounted, one with copper-engraved portrait inset; later straight-grained red morocco gilt by Noulhac, signed and dated 1918 in gilt at foot of spine, edges gilt, silk endleaves and doublures; minimal rubbing at extremities, otherwise a very fine extra-illustrated set.

    £9,500
 

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