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First edition

Robert Louis STEVENSON

L'île au trésor

Hetzel, Paris 1885, Grd. in-8 (16x24,8cm), 259pp., relié.

Original French edition, rare, translated by André Laurie and illustrated with 22 inserts by George Roux, a title sticker and a title banner, the map of the treasure island. Print on beautiful glazed white vellum. Preface by Hetzel. Catalog CS in fine for 1886.
Publisher's binding in half red [...]

700 €

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First edition


Hokusai Manga. Volume 2

Erakuya Toshiro, Tokyo 1815, 15,5x22,5cm, 30f., cousu.

Original, rare edition, which can be translated under the title of Hokusai Sketch. 15 volumes have actually appeared covering Hokusaï's work. The first was published in 1815 and the last posthumously in 1878. 30 sheets with 56 engraved pages, some with multiple figures, most in 3 colors, gray, [...]

850 €

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Tunis et ses environs

Maison Quantin, Paris 1890, In-4 (24,5x31,5cm), 245pp., relié.

First edition of this beautifully illustrated work with a title-frontispiece in color, a back cover in color and 150 watercolors by Charles Lallemand engraved by Michelet. Print on large paper, strong vellum. The watercolors are said to have been made in situ by the author.
Beveled sky blue [...]

600 €

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First edition


La marquise de Sade

Monnier & Cie, Paris 1887, 11,5x18,5cm, relié.

First edition for which there is no mention of large papers.
Binding in half red heartache, back with five nerves decorated with golden florets, plates of marbled paper, guards and counterplates of paper in the tank, some snags on the cuts, Contemporary binding.
Illustrated book with a [...]

100 €

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Madame Bovary

Lemerre, Paris 1874 (S.d.), In-16 (9x15,8cm), 252pp. et 278pp., 2 volumes reliés.

First edition edition of Boilvin's 7 etchings (including an engraved and illustrated title) and a portrait of Flaubert on the frontispiece. Beautiful edition, beautifully printed on beautiful tinted and glazed vellum paper. The engravings are drawn on laid and captioned. The engraving on p. 278 of [...]

750 €

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First edition

Auguste RAFFET

Prise de Constantine

Chez Gihaut frères, Paris 1840 (S.d.), In-4 oblong (29x38cm), relié.

First edition of this suite of 12 lithographs and a large title vignette by Raffet, mostly signed, with a date, from 1835 to 1838.
Details of the legends under the lithographs: 1. Marche sur Constantine (October 1837); 2. The Arabs signal the approach of the French army; 3. The Army [...]

400 €

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First edition


The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia 1839, In-8 (15x24cm), viii, 414pp., relié.

Original American edition illustrated with 39 plates by Phiz.
Binding in half black morocco with vintage corners. Back with false flat nerves decorated with cold boxes. Golden title. Slightly folded corners; 2 blunt. Friction on the splats. Freckles on the boards printed on tinted paper. quite [...]

600 €

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First edition

Jean-Léon GEROME, Victor HUGO

Les orientales

Georges Chamerot, Paris 1882, 24x33cm, relié.

First edition, one of 53 numbered copies on Madagascar.
Beautiful copy.
Binding in half black morocco with corners, smooth back, paper plates with patterns evoking flames, guards and counterplates of snake skin paper, covers and back preserved, golden head.

1 700 €

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