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Tales, myths and legends

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First edition

Jean GIRAUDOUX

Les contes d'un matin

Gallimard, Paris 1952, 12x19cm, broché.

First Edition, one of 30 numbered copies on Holland paper, head print.
Nice copy.

250 €

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First edition, Signed book

Georges DUMEZIL

Le Mahabarat et le Bhagavat du colonel de Polier

Gallimard, Paris 1986, 14x20,5cm, broché.

First edition for which it was not drawn from great papers.
Back slightly cleared.
Signed autograph of Georges Dumézil to Jacques Soustelle: "... these reveries Euro-Asian ..."

120 €

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William SMITH

Dictionnaire de biographie, mythologie, géographie anciennes pour servir à l'intelligence des ...

Librairie de Firmin-Didot Frères, Fils & Cie, Paris 1865, 12,5x20,5cm, relié.

New edition of the French translation.
Binding half brown shagreen, back with five nerves with discoloration stains, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, preserved covers.
Some foxinges.
Illustrated book of 1000 in-text engravings.

40 €

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Jean de LA FONTAINE

Contes et nouvelles en vers

Chez Henry Desbordes, A Amsterdam 1695, In-12 (9,5x16,5cm), (16) 236pp. (2) ; (8) 216pp. (2), relié.

This edition is a slightly modified impression of the first illustrated edition of 1685. The illustration consists of 2 frontispieces and 58 half-page vignettes designed by Romeyn de Hooghe (except the second frontispiece which is not in the edition of 1685). "The frontispiece of the first volume [...]

3 500 €

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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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Arthur RACKHAM, Charles GUYOT

Le printemps sur la neige et d'autres contes du bon vieux temps

L'édition d'art H. Piazza, Paris 1922, 23,5x30cm, broché.

First Edition, one of 300 numbered copies containing a color report of the 16 boards.
Tears with gaps in the head and foot of the back, nice interior state.
Illustrated book of 16 boards in color and 9 in black.
 

250 €

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Gian Francesco Straparola dit STRAPAROLE

Les facecieuses nuicts. Avec les fables & énigmes, racontees par deux jeunes gentils-hommes, & dix ...

Chez Jean Osmont, A Rouen 1601, Très fort in-12 (7,5x11,8cm), 229ff. (3f.) ; 480pp., relié.

New edition, rare, whose first part translated by Louveau was published for the first time in 1560, and the second part translated by Larivey in 1572. The two parts having been gathered for the first time in 1573, the translation of Louveau journal and corrected by Larivey. Brunet 560p., TV, note: [...]

800 €

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First edition

Claude-Etienne SAVARY

Les amours d'Anas-Eloujoud et de Ouardi, conte traduit de l'Arabe

Chez Onfroy, A Bagdad se trouve à Paris 1789, In-18 (7,5x12,5cm), (2) 4p. (4) 96pp., relié.

First Edition posthumous, rare. After the subtitle, 4p. catalog.
Binding full porphyry vintage calfskin. Smooth back decorated with 4 florets. Title piece of black calf. Frieze framing on the boards. Small slot on 0,5cm with the upper joint in head and in tail, tiny. Nice copy.

450 €

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