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  1. 12mo., half-title, engraved frontispiece and title, 3 engraved plates, original printed boards with ornamental borders and royal coat-of-arms, lacking backstrip, gilt edges, with original printed slip-case replicating elements of the cover designs, some darkening and rubbing, but overall a very good example.

    £180
  2. 12mo., engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title, 2 plates, xylographic decorations, contemporary geometrically-patterned endpapers, contemporary red morocco, gilt, lacking pin to be inserted into fore-edge but flap present, sympathetically repaired in matching leather at spine-head and one corner.

    £400
  3. Limited edition, signed by the illustrator to Doctor Potel, on papier japon; large 4to, (27.5 x 21.5 cm); 27 wood engravings in-text by G. Aubert and 10 coloured etchings hors-texte by André Lambert all after original watercolours by Gerda Wegener, with an extra suite in black and yellow; original wrappers with covers, ink inscription to top left corner of cover, some wear to edges but internally fine.

    £2,000
  4. First edition, first printing, author's presentation copy, inscribed 'à mon cher confrère d'outre-manche Hamilton Aidé, Gus. Flaubert' on half-title; 8vo; text a little toned, very light creasing to upper, outer marginal corner of early pages, very occasional spotting, otherwise good; later full green calf, scuffed and rubbed to extremities, spine faded, upper board a little splayed but sound.

    £12,500
  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. 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 II with 90 signed colour drawings avec remarque by Carlo Farnetti to illustrate an unpublished edition of the work, 6 watercolours on thick paper signed by Dignimont, 27 drawings (mostly signed some hand-coloured) by the same, and over 100 proof sheets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.

    £12,500
  7. Limited edition, one of 3500 copies; 4to (c.270 x 210 mm.); colour plates, pictorial title, vignettes, initials and decorations by Brunelleschi; publisher's pictorial wrappers, worn at head of spine, otherwise very good, in torn [ý]original glassine dust-jacket.

    £135
  8. Limited edition, numbered 67 of 120 copies on papier Japon, signed by Picasso, colour drypoint frontispiece by Picasso; small square 8vo (17 x 15 cm); title-page, justification page signed by artist in pencil, text in French, pp [4], 24, [4], unsewn as issued in original card wrappers with printed tissue dust jacket board chemise printed on spine, black cloth slipcase.

    £6,000
 

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