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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.

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Johann Jacob KIRCHHOFF

Lieder und Fabeln

Edouard Kretzschmar, Leipzig s.d. (circa 1840), 15x22,5cm, relié.

Edition illustrated with engraved woods by Edouard Kretzschmar.
Binding half red shagreen, back with four nerves adorned with gilded nets, Alcide de Beauchesne's golden monogram on the tail of the back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, blunt corners, contemporary [...]

50 €

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First edition

Auguste LELOIR & Elisabeth MULLER

La Bible en estampes

Amédée Bédélet, Paris 1860 (S.d), In-8 oblong (32x24cm), relié.

First edition illustrated with a frontispiece and 23 hand-colored lithographs.
Publisher's cardboard in full percolated marine polychrome gauffrée. Smooth back to the cathedral with polychromies. Large plate on the upper plate, rich polychrome frame. Large gold iron historiated on the second [...]

450 €

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First edition

Ernst Theodor Amadeus HOFFMANN

Contes fantastiques

Lavigne , Paris 1843, In-8 (14,5x24cm), 522pp., relié.

First edition of the new French translation of Christian, illustrated in first edition of 10 off-text by Gavarni on wood and multiple vignettes, initials, culs-de-lamp by the same.
Editor binding in full black shagreen ornate. Smooth back decorated with a large rocky plate. Ditto on the boards. [...]

400 €

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Adolphe Mathurin de LESCURE, Fortuné MEAULLE

Les deux France. Histoire d'un siècle 1789-1889

Librairie Ducrocq, Paris 1889, 18x27cm, relié.

Illustrated edition of 120 woodcuts by Fortuné Méaulle.
Publisher's binding full polychrome cardboard, smooth back illustrated with a scene depicting an escape from the Bastille, first board illustrated with a large poplychrome composition, guards and contreplats of blue paper, all golden [...]

80 €

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First edition, Signed book

Ferdinand BAC, Pierre VEBER

Belles de nuit

H. Simonis Empis, Paris s.d. (circa 1900), 28x37,5cm, relié.

First edition illustrated with 20 original engravings by Ferdinand Bac, one of the rare numbered and justified copies on Japan by Ferdinand Bac , head print.
Binding in half blue morocco, back with five nerves very slightly discolored and with some traces of [...]

450 €

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First edition

Ferdinand BAC, XANROF

Nos amoureuses

H. Simonis Empis, Paris s.d. (circa 1900), 28x37,5cm, relié.

First edition illustrated with 20 original engravings by Ferdinand Bac, one of 30 numbered copies and justified on Japan by Ferdinand Bac , head print.
Binding half blue morocco, back with five nerves very slightly discolored and with slight traces of rubbing, marbled paper [...]

200 €

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COLLECTIF

Le livre d'heures satyrique et libertin du XIXème siècle

Henri Kistemaeckers, Bruxelles s.d. (circa 1880), 13,5x19,5cm, broché sous étui.

Edition consisting of a pastiche book of hours, illustrated in the manner of religious books and containing erotic texts of Alfred de Musset, Voltaire, Theo Hannon but also prophets Ezekiel, Solomon, Daniel ...
Fragile parchment covers have a lack in the foot of the back and a slot in the [...]

150 €

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First edition

Bertrand de MOLLEVILLE

Costumes des Etats héréditaires de la Maison d'Autriche

Imprimé pour William Miller, Londres 1804, In-Folio (26x36cm), xxviij (2) 50 Pl. 50f., relié.

First edition, beautifully illustrated with 50 engraved plates and watercolors, all are numbered and signed William Ellis. Bilingual text, first English, then French on the following pages.

1 500 €

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