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  1. Limited edition, one of 150 examples on Arches, from a total edition of 170, signed by the illustrator on the justification, 4to (30.5 x 26 cm); numerous illustrations printed in colour after Schmied, 14 of which are full-page, head and tail pieces, initial and decorations also after Schmied, many heightened in gold and silver, frontispiece signed in pencil by the artist, a.e.g.; finely bound by Charles Lanoë in blue morocco with intricate Art Nouveau onlay design with gilt detail to covers and spine, patterned silk doublures, marbled endpapers, original wrappers bound in, a fine example.

    £6,000
  2. Limited edition, one of 175 copies signed by the artist, this being no. 169, from a total edition of 195, 4to (34 x 23.5 cm); text printed in black and colours throughout, 41 woodcut compositions in colour after Schmied, 12 of which are full-page, most plates and illustrations heightened in gilt or silver; loose as issued in the original printed wrappers, minor creasing to spine, protected in later black cloth chemise and slipcase, a fine example.

    £6,000
  3. Limited edition, one of 120 named examples on vélin teinté d'Arches printed for the members of the Lyon society, this example for Maurice Méric, 4to (25.5 x 20 cm); 54 illustrations in colour, drawn and engraved by Schmied (of which 26 are full-page); brown morocco binding, signed and dated 1998 by Honneger, with an abstract rectangle design to the covers, made up of red, green and brown morocco and yellow shagreen, with gilt lines, morocco doublures with gilt detail and cream suede guards, original wrappers bound in, in a morocco backed, brown suede lined, cloth clamshell box with gilt title to spine, an excellent copy.

    £8,500
  4. Limited edition, one of 300 copies, this being no. 81, folio (41 x 31 cm) two title-pages, justification leaf, 11 fashion plates in pochoir, of which one is double-page, loose as issued in original pictorial portfolio with flaps, some wear to spine and foxing covers, plates in very good condition.

    £3,750
  5. Group of six lithographs, hand-coloured in pochoir by Henri Reidel after Barbier, some with fully coloured backgrounds. Framed and glazed, 52 by 38.5cm.

    £12,000
  6. First edition, limited edition, one of 1250 on papier hollande, 5 vols, a complete set; 8vo (22 x 14.5 cm); 184 numbered colour pochoir plates with two supplementary un-numbered plates, text in French, advertisements; original blue printed wrappers laid over later boards, an excellent set.

    £8,000
  7. Limited edition, one of 67 copies on Japon, this numbered 37; 8vo (21 x 17.5 cm); 325pp., 36 compositions in colour after Barbier including the printed wrappers, title-page and vignette, printed on wood by Gasperini, with an additional suite of illustrations of the same composition but in a simplified outline design, printed in red, black, grey or purple, pages cut and in various sizes, blue marbled endpapers, minor age toning but otherwise very fresh; bound in contemporary quarter crushed dark blue morocco over marbled boards with the original wrappers bound in, spine in six parts with raised bands and gilt title to second, in excellent condition.

    £5,000
  8. First edition, limited edition, one of 150 copies signed by Barbier, this being number 20; folio (37 x 29 cm); illustrated half-title with colour wood-engraved design, limitation verso, title with colour wood-engraved Harlequin vignette, 12 full wood-engraved colour plates, text in French by Flament, 2 large vignettes, 22 wood-engraved colour four-line initials as well as decorative devices in the text, engraved by Schmied after Barbier, many heightened in silver and gold, final wood-engraved colour vignette, list of plates and colophon, each leaf of text surrounded by decorative frame, marbled endpapers; original pictorial wrapper bound in, contemporary vellum over boards hand-coloured with oriental floral design, signed 'houy pinxit 1929' on the lower cover, marbled chemise with brown morocco label to spine with matching slipcase, slipcase and chemise slightly worn but otherwise an excellent copy.

    £15,000
  9. First editions, 15 vols, 67 of 69 issues (lacking issues 7 [1924] & 10 [1925]), 4to; 535 hand-coloured lithographed plates en pochoir, 290 sketches, 7 unnumbered plates, and numerous coloured wood-engravings, a few short closed tears to text; 67 parts bound in 15 volumes of quarter vellum with marbled boards, green sheep back strips, red morocco labels, lettered in gilt, some minor marks and abrasions to the backstrips of 2 vols.

    £27,500
  10. Group of 8 lithographs hand-coloured en pochoir. Framed and glazed, overall size 52.5 x 40.5 cm.

    £15,000
 

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