Continental Literature & History
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
First edition. 8vo. Title vignette, 6 etched plates and tailpiece by Cruikshank. Turn-of-the-century green crushed morocco gilt by Hyman Zucker with original covers bound in, housed in a custom blue-green cloth slipcase.£1,250
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 II with 90 signed colour drawings avec remarque by Carlo Farnetti to illustrate an unpublished edition of the work, 6 watercolours on thick paper signed by Dignimont, 27 drawings (mostly signed some hand-coloured) by the same, and over 100 proof sheets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.
FLAUBERT, Gustave; HUARD, Charles; van ELSEN, Théodore; FARNETI, Carlo (illustrators).Madame Bovary. Moeurs de province.
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