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Art Nouveau rare books and prints

 

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  1. Folio (55 x 48 cm); 64pp., printed on thick card, 20 full-page colour plates with art deco borders, 4 pages of text with illustrated borders and gilt detail, mounted textile samples in wool, wool-rayon blends, silk, cashmere, tweeds, silk stripe flannels, and more, sample pages also with borders and tiger vignettes and some combined with text and illustrations, patterned endpapers with portrait of the founder Joseph Vehon; original black cloth gilt ruled and embossed, large tiger colour lithohraph logo pasted on to upper cover with the motto 'pay less and dress better', title in gilt to spine, some spotting but otherwise an excellent copy.

    £3,750
  2. First edition, number 133 of 300 copies on Holland paper; 4to (195 x 185 mm); 30 lithographed tonal illustrations; contemporary morocco backed marbled boards ruled in gilt, with the original wrappers bound in, the upper with a further, plain woodcut illustration by Denis.

    £6,500
  3. Limited edition, one of 150 copies on Vélin de cuve de Hollande (this numbered 24), signed by Barbier; 4to (37 x 29 cm); manuscript dedication poem by Albert Flament, 12 full-page and 2 half-page colour woodcut engravings by Schmied after Barbier, text by Albert Flament with decorative devices, borders, initials and tail-pieces, gilt detail; illustrated wrapper with marble background, modern dark morocco blue with large gilt pictorial block to upper cover.

    £15,000
  4. First editions, 5 vols, 12mo (12.3 x 8.4 cm); 31 colour pochoir lithograph plates, illustrations in the text; original pictorial satin over Bodoni boards with pictorial dust-wrappers, original decorated slipcases, some age-toning to dust wrappers but otherwise very attractive copies.

    £3,750
  5. First separate edition; 8vo (220 x 150 cm); original printed wrappers with art nouveau design, internally fresh, slight wear to covers with small loss to top of lower cover, spine glued, a good copy; 62pp, advertisement leaf at rear.

    £7,500
  6. Lifetime edition; 8vo (190 x 140 mm.); illustrated by V. Andreev, patterned endpapers, marbled edges; art nouveau style illustrated boards, red cloth spine with gilt title, a very good copy.

    £200
  7. First edition, one of 110 copies; folio; 25 (including title) colour etchings with an extra suite of 11 (two of which are numbered and dated by the artist, wide-margined copy; later half morocco with original wrappers bound in, block loosened and edges slightly bumped; text in French, translated by Jarl Priel.

    £2,500
  8. First edition, 4to, an additional 66 pages of illustrations tipped in. Pages untrimmed, illustrations and decorations, many by Bakst, some in colour. Original pale-green cloth boards, with gilt illustrative decorations to front and spine, spine faded.

    £2,500
  9. 2 volumes folio (55 x 39 cm), 3 colour titles, register of plates and 196 lithograph plates of which 113 are in colour (some heightened with gold and silver) by Johann Haupt, Anton Hartinger, J. Lowy, Friedrich Jasper, Eduard Sieger, E. Beck, after designs by Anton Seder, original cloth-backed printed boards portfolios, original ties, a very good, clean set.

    £7,500
 

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