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  1. Number 10 of 30 copies on Japon, signed by the publisher; large 8vo (230 x 165 mm); 15 illustrations and over decorations by J. Parys and J. Roy; publisher's pictorial paper wrappers over card, slightly dust-soiled but otherwise very good.

    £250
  2. 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
  3. One of 310 copies, from an overall limitation of 366; 4to; frontispiece, photographic portrait, illustrations and plates; later green crushed morocco backed green cloth by Morrell, original wrappers bound in, spine slightly sunned, t.e.g., others uncut.

    £250
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 2 vols, small 4to (20.7 x 15.4 cm). Fully engraved: hand-coloured title numbered 1, pp. 10 preface in red with black borders, plates numbered 2-30, hand-coloured, each with a leaf or two of text in red within red border; hand-coloured title and 35 hand-coloured plates with text leaves as before - in all 66 hand-coloured plates including two titles. Contemporary marbled calf, spines with raised bands gilt in compartments, brown morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, red edges; a bit rubbed, hinges a bit weak.

    £12,500
  8. 4to (30 x 23 cm). Half-title, title, pp. [3], xxx, 159, 60 hand-coloured plates engraved by A. Delvaux and protected by tissue guards; foxing to text, only light and marginal to plates. Later red half straight-grained morocco gilt.

    £2,500
  9. Unique copy, hors-commerce from original print run of 215 copies; 4to (30 x 20 cm); 4 half tone relief prints with tissue guards, all captioned, text on green paper, limitation page; soft wrappers in green iridescent calf, ovoid eye in silver calf with '1929' in dark grey curved figures in relief bordered with large false eyelash, binders mark dated 2003 to upper board, navy blue suede endpapers, housed in black box with navy blue suede lining, silver lettered on calf spine. The self wrappers are a little toned and typically somewhat frayed which prompted the need for binding after the Tate exhibition. Gonet's binding is remarkable.

    £20,000
 

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