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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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Edouard MENNECHET

Le Plutarque Français, vie des hommes et des femmes illustres de la France

Crapelet, Paris 1838-1841, 19x29cm, 8 volumes reliés.

Edition offering more than 170 biographies of illustrious characters from the History of France, each of them enriched with an out-of-text portrait enhanced in color.
Bindings in half shagreen navy blue, back with four nerves decorated with gilded nets, small traces of friction on certain [...]

450 €

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Jacques Marquet de Montbreton, Baron de NORVINS

Histoire de Napoléon

Furne, Paris 1837, In-8 (13,5x22,3cm), 4 tomes en 4 volumes reliés.

New edition, with the mention of seventh. It is illustrated with 7 cards including six fold-outs and 49 engravings and portraits.
Binding in half glazed navy vintage calf. Smooth back decorated with romantic mirrored irons and the imperial eagle. Blunt corners, scattered foxing, otherwise fine [...]

450 €

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First edition

César FAMIN

Musée royal de Naples, peintures, bronzes et statuts érotiques du Cabinet secret contenant 60 ...

Abel Ledoux, Paris 1836, In-4 (21,5x29,5cm), (4) xxx, 60pl. 159pp., relié.

The best edition, partly original, with 60 color plates against 41 in black in the first edition of 1831. Colored plates by hand engraved by A. Delvaux.
binding in half green shagreen with vintage corners signed H. Kaufmann at the tail. Back with nerves decorated with decorated boxes, cold [...]

1 000 €

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Jules VERNE

Vingt Mille lieues sous les mers

Hetzel, Paris 1901, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), 434pp., relié.

New edition, illustrated with 111 drawings by Neuville and Riou.
Publisher's cardboard box with the Golden Globe. Top plate signed Blancheland, Engel bookbinder. Beautiful upper plate with bright golds. Back well, with clean gold. Collapsed caps. Soiling in the lighthouse sticker. Beautiful [...]

1 500 €

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First edition

Victor HUGO

Oeuvres illustrées de Victor Hugo

J. Hetzel, Paris 1855, Grd. in-8 (19,5x28cm), 4 volumes reliés.

First popular edition illustrated with Hetzel by Beaucé, Nanteuil, Gérard Seguin and Foulquier, of woodcuts in text. This edition is very rare and we do not meet it very often, even less complete and in good condition. Clouzot (Guide to the French bibliophile) himself does not cite it and [...]

900 €

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Loredan LARCHER

La Femme jugée par les grands écrivains des deux sexes ou la femme devant Dieu, devant la nature, ...

Garnier, Paris S.d. [1854], In 8 fromat Jesus (19x28,5cm), 544pp., Relié.

New edition, completely redesigned and considerably increased. illustrated with 21 steel plates (Vicaire announces only 18) by Staal, engraved by Delanoy ...
Half heartache of wine. Back with nerves decorated with castors of a large central mirror iron. Golden head. Back evenly lightened. Tail [...]

300 €

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First edition

Alphonse DAUDET

Le trésor d'Arlatan

Charpentier & Fasquelle, Paris 1897, 12x19cm, relié.

first edition on current paper.
Bradel binding in half blue percaline, smooth slightly browned back decorated with a golden floral pattern, golden tail thread, piece of chocolate shagreen title with small traces of friction, boards of paper in the tank, covers (including three small marginal [...]

70 €

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(Théodore de JOLIMONT) CASTI

Les animaux parlants

Martial Place, Moulins 1847, 16x24cm, 2 volumes brochés.

Edition adorned with 39 original inset illustrations by T. de Jolimont.
Two tears with tiny gaps at the head of the back of the first volume, back of the second split volume with a lack in the foot, some small foxinges.
Rare.

150 €

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