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Jules Verne at Hetzel's

84 titres

Jules Verne at Hetzel's

Au Phare, à l'Obus, aux Deux Eléphants, au Globe Doré... these famous "cartonnage" bindings are one of the finest editorial achievements of the nineteenth century. Discover the extraordinary journey of the Editions Hetzel.

Gazette du Bon Ton

514 titres

Gazette du Bon Ton

Made by the best illustrators of the time, these fashion plates, inspired by the great couturiers for the famous Lucien Vogel's periodical are among the finest graphics achievements of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Gifts for small prices

406 titres

Gifts for small prices

Some classic with binding between 30 and 150 euros

54 titres

Some classic with binding between 30 and 150 euros

Illustrated books from XVIIIth century

76 titres

Illustrated books from XVIIIth century

The illustrated books of the eighteenth century are among the finest achievements of History. "Age d'Or" of the illustration, the Enlightenment's century was also the one of the Artist's books: Coypel, Boucher, Eisen, Gravelot, Moreau, Oudry, Marillier, Fragonard, Prud’hon...

Unobtainable books (or almost)

622 titres

Unobtainable books (or almost)

Signed books

3767 titres

Signed books

Signed copy. Handwritten dedication by the author to a close relation. A signed copy is a moving echo of the genesis of the work and the links of the writer with his(her) contemporaries: a unique testimony of the life of the author.

Beautiful bindings at small price

184 titres

Beautiful bindings at small price

Modern illustrated books

912 titres

Modern illustrated books

From the XIXth century on, the invention of lithography transformed the art of illustration. Artists seize this technique with almost complete freedom. The painter's book appears and the color illuminates the literature ...

Beautiful bindings

397 titres

Beautiful bindings

Women writing

544 titres

Women writing

Marguerite de Navarre, Louise Labé, Mesdames de Sévigné, Lafayette and de Stael, Sand, Colette, Nemirovsky, Beauvoir, Duras, Yourcenar, Sarraute... Women have marked the history of literature that has not always done them justice ...

Classical works

447 titres

Classical works

Major works that have marked the history of thought.
Original editions, often rare, and beautiful old editions of these masterpieces take a great place in the library of a bibliophile.

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Moroccobindings

308 titres

Moroccobindings

This goatskin originally imported from Morocco is used since the sixteenth century for prestige bindings. Made by a good bookbinder, full morocco is still today the most luxurious trim of a precious book.

Theater

555 titres

Theater

Poetry

868 titres

Poetry

"Bipède volupteur de lyre / Epoux châtré de Polymnie / Vérolé de lune à confire / Grand-Duc bouillon des librairies / Maroufle à pendre à l'hexamètre / Voyou décliné chez les Grecs / Albatros à chaîne et à guêtres / Cigale qui claque du bec
Poète, vos papiers!"

Wine and Gastronomy

87 titres

Wine and Gastronomy

Complete works

139 titres

Complete works

Collective editions, illustrated, with unreleased parts or critical notes, the complete works are often elegantly binded at the time. They are a masterpiece of the collection of a bibliophile.

La Pleiade

139 titres

La Pleiade

Founded in 1931 by Jacques Schiffrin, La Pléiade became an editorial reference both for the quality of its implementation and for the critical apparatus that accompanies the complete works of the major writers of the French and international literature.

Circus Music-Hall Entertainment

55 titres

Circus Music-Hall Entertainment

Beranger, Mistinguett, Joséphine Baker, Serge, Bouglione, Grock, Mime Marceau... On stage or under the marquee, the words fly, twirl, resonate in this selection outgone from the Feu Follet's hat...

First edition on Japon

188 titres

First edition on Japon

Editions originales on velin

1915 titres

Editions originales on velin

Fashion

652 titres

Fashion

Exceptional signed copies

767 titres

Exceptional signed copies

When the dedicatee is prestigious, when the dedication is part of the history of the writer or sheds new light on the work ... the exceptionnal autograph reflects a major event: the meeting of the work with history.

343 titres

Paris

333 titres

Paris

Lutèce, the City of Light, the Capital of Fashion, Gastronomy and Art of Living, Babylon, Paname, Pantin, Pantruche ... From the "bas-fonds" to the Quais de Seine, Paris has been described, illustrated, sang, told, loved, hated, but often with originality and talent.

75 titres

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Oriental atmosphere

268 titres

Oriental atmosphere

First edition on Verge

1228 titres

First edition on Verge

First edition on Chine

45 titres

First edition on Chine

Editions originales on Alfa

714 titres

Editions originales on Alfa

Tales, myths and legends

122 titres

Tales, myths and legends

Fantastik

172 titres

Fantastik

Vues d'optique XVIIIe

69 titres

Vues d'optique XVIIIe

Some

1850 titres

Some

In a "de luxe" edition, one of the very first or more important paper, "leading copies" or "prime copies"

Antique books with engravings

462 titres

Antique books with engravings

This name generally refers to the books from the XVIth to the XVIIIth century enriched with engravings off-text copies sometimes reserved for luxury copies. Always prepared with art, antique books with engravings perpetuate ancestral tradition of illumination.

Enfantina - Books for children and youth

141 titres

Enfantina - Books for children and youth

This is our first literary emotion, it is also one of the top art book : romantic cardboard, Editions Hetzel, illustrated books by Robida, Doré, Job, Rabier ... The children's book brings together the arts : text, image and binding.

89 titres

African poetry and prose

60 titres

African poetry and prose

Romanticism

544 titres

Romanticism

Less than a half-century was enough for Romanticism to colonize the arts and nations and definitely make its mark in the minds of men. Is there one among us who does not count a romantic work among his favorite pieces?

Eroticism

116 titres

Eroticism

Suggested or explicit, illustrated or purely textual, sadistic or lesbian, published under the mantle or disclosed openly, loves always maintain an intimate and passionate relationship with literature. No, Curiosa is not a bad thing ...

Curiosites

92 titres

Curiosites

181 titres

129 titres

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135 titres

Italy

95 titres

Italy

Americana

86 titres

Americana

18 titres

Caricature

32 titres

Caricature

44 titres

41 titres

Militaria

221 titres

Militaria

Illustrated fine books

636 titres

Illustrated fine books

Woodcut, intaglio, lithography, miniatures ... From the medieval illuminated manuscripts to the modern painters books, the art of illustration, is born with the book and reinvents itself with him on every page of their common history.

53 titres

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Feux follets, ghosts and other vampires

130 titres

Feux follets, ghosts and other vampires

12 titres

The conquest of the stars

60 titres

The conquest of the stars

89 titres

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Latin and greek writers

123 titres

Latin and greek writers

64 titres

College de France

326 titres

College de France

La Revue Blanche

110 titres

La Revue Blanche

43 titres

72 titres

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