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(Adami, Valerio: b.1935) Heissenbuttel, Helmut. Das Reich. Gelegenheitsgedic No. 27 - Occasional Poem No. 27. Ten Lessons on the Reich. Serigraphs by Valerio ADAMI. Paris / Munich: Maeght / Studio Bruckmann, 1974, first Adami edition, number 40 of 450 copies (total edition 635), signed on the title page by the author and Valerio Adami, who illustrated this handsomely designed book with 10 full-page original unsigned serigraphs printed in intensely bright colors. Text in German, French and English, 36 leaves bound in red cloth with handsome ”gold” endleaves and dust jacket enhanced with gilt pochoir, contained in publisher's gold paper portfolio case; overall size 20 x 17 inches. In excellent condition.
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$525
 

(Arion Press; Bosman, Richard) C. Mather, J. Greenleaf Whittier, N. Hawthorne and H. D. Thoreau. Captivity Narrative of Hannah Duston. Ill'd by Richard BOSMAN at Arion Press. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1987, edition of 400 copies signed by the artist. Large folio (16.75 x 12.5 inches), 64 pages printed on mouldmade Rives heavyweight paper; designed by Andrew Hoyem; the boards are covered in Sugikawashi, a Japanese handmade paper containing cedar bark fibers; the spine is of brown Italian linen, as new. ”The simplicity and directness of Bosman's woodblocks combine the diagrammatic renderings of naive art of the colonial period with bold Expressionist strokes” - D. Stein ”Contemp. Ill'd Books”, page 55. ”Richard Bosman created images of arresting moments from this dark drama in his woodcuts that appear on each page of the four narrations, giving a parallel visual interpretation throughout the book” - A. Hoyem.
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$375
 

(Moser, Barry) Melville, Herman. Selected Poems. Engravings by Barry MOSER. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1995, first edition, number 86 of 250 copies (total edition 276) with a full-page wood engraving by Barry Moser, signed by the artist. 10.5 x 7 in., 130 pages, cloth and matching slipcase; a fine copy. The 37th book produced by the Arion press.
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$450
 

(ARION Press) William Carlos Williams. Intro by Lawrence Kart. Kora In Hell. Improvisations by William Carlos Williams. 21 prints by Mel Kendrick. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1998, first Arion Press edition, number 134 of 300 copies (total edition 326) signed on the colophon and ill'd with 21 b&w woodcuts by Mel Kendrick. Circa 13.5 x 10 inches, about 80 pages printed on handmade Fabriano paper. Quarter black goatskin with wooden boards, both covers of which is a design by Kendrick; a new copy. This handsome edition is the 56th book produced by the Arion press.
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$400
 

(ARION Press) Miller, Arthur. The Price. Illustrations by Stan Washburn. San Francisco: Arion Press, 1999, first Arion Press edition, number 130 of 300 copies (total edition 326), signed by Arthur Miller and Stan Washburn, ill'd with full-page duo-tone offset lithographic plates. About 11 x 8 inches, 110 pages printed on mouldmade Zerkall paper. Cloth in publisher's slipcase; a new copy. This handsome edition is the 58th book produced by the Arion press.
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$350
 

(Arp, Hans: 1888-1966). Behaarte Herzen 1923-1926, Konige vor der Sintflut 1952-1953. With woodcuts by Hans ARP. Frankfurt: Meta Verlag, 1953, number 36 of 500 copies (total edition 600) with a tipped-in full-page original b&w woodcut (”Fisch”, Arntz 180c). About 10.5 x 8 inches; 52 pages, poetry by Arp in German; bound in pictorial paper over boards. A very close to fine copy. Arntz 180; Hagenbach A28.
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$300
 

(Arp, Hans: 1888-1966). Behaarte Herzen 1923-1926, Konige vor der Sintflut 1952-1953. With woodcuts by Hans ARP. Frankfurt: Meta Verlag, 1953, number 94 of 100 copies with a tipped-in full page original b&w woodcut (”Fisch”, Arntz 180c) and one original woodcut (”Muschelgesicht”, Arntz 181b) that is laid in loose; this superb woodcut is signed by Hans Arp. Circa 10.5 x 8.25 in.; 52 pages, poetry by Arp in German; bound in pictorial paper over boards. Tiny bump at lower corner, otherwise a fine copy. Arntz 180-181; Hagenbach A28.
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$1200
 

(Arp, Hans: 1888-1966) Holzer, M., R. Wittkopf & D. Wyss. Profile: Buhne der Jungen Dichtung. With etchings by Hans ARP. Heilderberg: Profile Verlag, 1954, first edition. From the total edition of 500, this is one of 25 deluxe copies with 2 hors-texte original b&w woodcuts, one of which is signed by Hans Arp in pencil; poetry in German, circa 12 pp, all loose in the original wrappers as issued, housed in a cloth custom box by Sylvia Alotta; overall size 13.5 x 9.5 in.; an excellent copy. References: Arntz 185; Rolandseck 44; Hagenback 161; Bollinger 43.
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$800
 

(Arp, Hans: 1888-1966) Arp, Jean. Vers le Blanc Infini. With etchings by Hans ARP. Lausanne / Paris: La Rose des Vents, 1960, first edition, from the total edition of 600, this is one of 499 copies signed in pencil by Hans Arp on the justification page. Poems by Arp in French are illustrated with 1 small original woodcut and 8 original hors-texte soft-ground etchings; 28 loose leaves, as issued, printed on Rives paper; 38 x 28 cm (15 x 11 in.); all housed in wrapper folder, board chemise and slipcase; in excellent condition. References: Arntz 405-12; ”The Arts of the French Book” 56; Hubert pp.85-92; Monod 525; Kornfeld 152/2. Johnson/Stein 138: ”The sixteen etchings that Arp created to illustrate his own poetry retain the playfulness of his early Dada work but also an undercurrent of mystery that is characteristic of his surrealist imagery. The idiosyncratically wiped plate tone on the prints and the use of gray as a second color on six of the works is highly effective”. $1700
 

ARTS ET METIERS GRAPHIQUES No. 26. Le livre d'art international. 15 Nov. 1931. Paris, 1931, 4to, 95 pp. with a large number of illustrations and horse-texte plates, including excellent heliogravure and woodcut plates by Picasso, Dufy, Masereel, Max Ernst (photogram from ”Mr. Knife Miss Fork”), Mariette Lydis, Maximilien Vox, Pascin, Segonzac, Odilon Redon, Degas (color) and many others. With a large illustrated essay on modern French bindings. Complete in the original wrappers with some expert repairs; text pages and all plates in very good condition, clean, no foxing. This very influential French journal of typography, graphic book design and illustration was published in 68 issues, this issue (no. 26) is one of the most sought after due to excellent plates.
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$500
 

(Avati, Mario: 1921-2009) Brillat-Savarin, Anthelme. Aphorismes, Menus et Varietes. With mezzotints by Mario AVATI. Paris: Les Francs-Bibliophiles, 1961, first edition, one of 175 (total edition) on ”velin de Rives à la cuve” paper. The complete book with text in French by Brillat-Savarin and 25 beautiful original mezzotints by Mario Avati, most of the mezzotints are in-texte. 108 pages, loose leaves in publisher's wrapper folder, chemise and slipcase. The spine of chemise with very minor suntan, otherwise an excellent copy; overall size 10.5 x 6.75 in. (25 x 16 cm). References: Monod 1955; Strachan, ”The Artist & The Book in France”, pp. 222 & 325. $1750
 

(Baj, Enrico: 1924-2003) Taillandier, Yvon. L'Homme, La Femme et les Vetements. Illustrated by Enrico BAJ. Milan: Sergio Tossi, 1966, first edition, number 25 of 46 impressions (total edition), printed on handmade Fabriano paper, signed in pencil on the colophon by Enrico Baj and Ivon Taillander. The complete book with 40 loose leaves with lithographed manuscript by Taillandier and full-page art objects by Baj, which include: 1 original signed collage + 8 unsigned collages (most hors-texte) + 6 silkscreens (including the box cover), some enhanced with heavy handcoloring. The whole housed in collaged parchment folder and floral folding box; 15 x 11.75 in (38 x 30 cm); in fine condition. This breath-taking book and art object is by far the best and rarest illustrated book of Enrico Baj. His images ”show a dynamic combination of surrealism and pop art, often mixed with political references and a touch of eroticism”. The original collages are unique to each book.
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$4500
 

(Baj, Enrico: 1924-2003). La Cravate Ne Vaut Pas Une Medaille. With lithographs by Enrico BAJ. Geneva: Rousseau, 1972, first edition, one of 160 copies (total 200 copies), signed and numbered 87 on the colophon by Enrico Baj. The complete book-object with an original Lego constructed art-object pasted to the front of the slipcase, about 40 loose sheets with a large number of original color lithographs and silkscreens, many of them with collage, with another full-page collage (Multiple 21 ”tête argentée”) laid in loose at the back, all fit in publisher's carton chemise, folding portfolio case and slipcase, overall size 16 x 16 in. (40 x 40 cm). The Lego collage is numbered and signed by the artist. The plastic tie collage in this book is a replica of Jackson Pollock's ”tie” from 1969. This art- and book object is in excellent condition. References: Petit 21 and 394-404; Jentsch 22. A spectacular work, filled with experimental and joyful material, and a great example of a Pop Art artist's book.
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$3000
 

(Balthus: 1908-2001) Rilke, Rainer Maria. Translated by Stephen Mitchell. The Sonnets to Orpheus. With woodcuts by BALTHUS. NY: The Limited Editions Club, 1997, first Balthus edition, one of 300 copies, numbered and signed by the Balthus on the justification page; text by Rilke ill'd with 2 original multi-color woodcuts by Balthus, printed by Keiji Shinohara on hand-moulded paper. Bound by Carol Joyce in goatskin-backed linen over boards; housed in a handsome tan linen clamshell box with an onlaid leather title label on spine. Overall size 17.75 x 14 in. (44 x 35 cm), in new condition; the LEC Letter laid-in.
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$2000
 

(Barbizon School: Corot, Daubigny, Lalanne). ALBUM CONTEMPORAIN: Collection de Dessins et Croquis des Meilleurs Artistes de Notre Epoque. Etchings by Corot, Daubigny, Lalanne, et al. Paris: Au Siege de la Societé Iconographique, 1873, first edition, 2 pp of text, followed by 25 hors-texte lithographs and engravings after drawings by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Charles-François Daubigny, Maxime Lalanne, Albert Maignan, Charles-Henri Pille, Isidore Pils, Theodule Ribot, J.-J. Veyrassat, and other members of the Barbizon School. All prints signed in the plate. Of special note are 2 beautiful landscape prints: a transfer lithograph by Corot, ”L'Abrevoir”, plate mark about 7 x 12 inches on a sheet 11.5 x 16 in.; and Daubigny's engraving ”L'Entrée du Village”, of a little larger size; both prints in remarkably clean condition, with just a few very tiny specks of foxing in the margins. The other 23 engravings with foxing ranging from none to moderate. Bound in original burgundy buckram, with very minor old repairs at front hinge and spine, corners with slight wear, unobtrusive soiling on covers; small French ownership stamp on front endleaf; overall a very good copy of this extremely rare book in its complete state.
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$1500
 

(Barbizon School: Corot, Daubigny, Lalanne) Henriet, Frederic. Le Paysagiste aux Champs. Etchings by Corot, Daubigny, Lalanne, et al. Paris: A. Levy, 1876, first edition thus, one of 135 deluxe copies on cream Dutch handmade laid paper (there also was a regular edition without the etchings). A collection of stories about landscape artists, illustrated with 2 etched reproductions and 21 original hors-texte etchings by members of the Barbizon School. Includes Jean Baptiste Camille Corot ”Solitude” (Delteil 8; Melot 8, also known as ”Wooded Countryside” and ”The Cottage”); Charles-François Daubigny ”Le 'Botin' a Conflans” (Henriet 109; Delteil & Melot 119); Léon Lhermitte (”A Lauberge”); Maxime Lalanne (”Retour au Gite”); Alfred Delauney (”Le Pont-Neuf”); Harpignies, and others. 11 x 7.5 in., 142 pp., text in French; bound in 3/4 brown morocco; a few very minor scattered fox marks, otherwise in excellent condition. There also was an 1866 edition that only contained 12 etchings. Frédéric Henriet (1826-1918, himself a painter, founded the museum at Chateau-Thierry which houses a major collection of Barbizon School paintings.
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$2100
 

(Barlach, Ernst: 1870-1938). Der Arme Vetter (The Poor Cousin). With lithographs by Ernst BARLACH. Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1919, first edition, from a total edition of 300, this is the deluxe issue, number 10 of 30 copies of Issue A (there also was Issue B with unsigned lithos), signed by Ernst Barlach on the justification page. The complete set in 2 volumes with text and 38 original lithographs by Barlach, 34 of these are each signed and numbered by Barlach in pencil. Each volume is about 19.5 x 14 inches (50 x 35 cm), printed on Zanders-Butten paper. Volume I: a play by Barlach in German, 112 pages with 2 lithographs, handbound in original boards; Volume II: portfolio containing 36 loose full-page b&w lithographs (34 hors-texte, each signed and numbered). A clean and bright set, no foxing, extremely rare. Strong images, excellent examples of German Expressionism. References: Schult 113-152; Jentsch ”Expressionismus” 57; Schauer II,116; Raabe/Hannich-B.15.2.
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$10000
 

(Barlach, Ernst: 1870-1938). Der Arme Vetter (The Poor Cousin). With lithographs by Ernst BARLACH. Berlin: Paul Cassirer, 1919, first edition, number 10 of 300 impressions of Issue B, signed by Ernst Barlach on the justification page. The complete set of 2 volumes with text and 38 original lithographs in black by Ernst Barlach. Each volume 19.5 x 14 inches (50 x 35 cm), printed on Watteau-Butten watermarked paper. Volume I: a play by Barlach, text in German, 112 pages with 2 lithographs, bound in decorative paper over boards, the paper likely renewed. Volume II: portfolio with ties containing 36 loose full-page b&w lithographs (34 hors-texte). A well preserved set, bright and crisp. The lithos with strong images, excellent examples of German Expressionism. Schult 113-152; Jentsch ”Expressionismus” 57; Schauer II,116; Raabe/Hannich-B.15.2.
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$3200
 

(Barlach, Ernst: 1870-1938). Der Arme Vetter (The Poor Cousin). With lithographs by Ernst BARLACH. 2 volumes. Berlin, 1964, the complete two volume set, first facsimile edition, clothbound. Volume 1 is the play written by Ernst Barlach, volume 2 is a portfolio of 35 loose plates, handsomely reproducing in photo-lithography on heavy stock the strong images by Barlach, which are excellent examples of German Expressionism; each volume 17 x 13 in. The 2 volumes are in fine condition, except the dust jacket of the text volume with some tears. Schult 113-152; Jentsch ”Expressionismus” 57; Schauer II,116.
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$200
 

(Baumeister, Willi: 1889-1955) Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. Ill'd by Willi BAUMEISTER. Stuttgart: Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1946-47, one of 500 numbered copies, signed in pencil by Willi Baumeister on the justification page. Text in English, 85 pages, illustrated with 29 hand-mounted color and b&w reproductions of drawings, created by the artist for this book; 16 x 11.25 in., bound in the original decorative paper over boards; a remarkably clean and crisp copy. References: Schauer II, 162.
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$225
 

(Becat, Paul-Emile: 1885-1960) La Fontaine, Jean de. Contes. Edition conforme aux textes originaux établie par Louis Perceau et ornée d'illustrations originales par Paul-Emile BECAT. Paris: Georges Briffaut / Le Livre du Bibliophile, 1928-1929, 2 volumes, first Becat edition, limited to unknown number of copies, printed on tinted wove paper, illustrated with 33 full-page pochoir-painted plates by Paul-Emile Becat. Bound in 1/2 brownish-red leather with gilt lettering and decorations on spines; 9.5 x 6.75 in. (24 x 17 cm), 325 + 265 pages in French; an engraved bookplate pasted to endpapers; original wrappers bound-in. Minor rubbing at external joints and corners, otherwise this 2-volume set with elegant and charming erotic plates by Becat is in excellent condition. Reference: Monod 6693.
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$400
 

(Becat, Paul-Emile: 1885-1960) Margueritte, Victor. La Garconne (Garçonne). With pochoir plates by Paul-Emile BECAT. Paris, 1957, first edition, one of 975 copies on Rives wove paper, illustrated with 15 erotic lithographs enhanced with pochoir, including 12 full-page, after original designs by Paul-Emile Becat. Page size 282 x 225 mm; overall size 12 x 9.5 in.; 287 pp in French; bound in full burgundy morocco, top edge gilt, in a slipcase. Internally as new, binding with very slight rubbing at joints; an excellent copy of the ill'd famous novel by Victor Margueritte. Reference: Monod 7767.
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$375
 

(Beckmann, Max: 1884-1950) Lackner, Stephan. Der Mensch ist kein Haustier (A Man is not a Domesticated Animal). With lithographs by Max BECKMANN. Paris: Editions Cosmopolites, 1937, first edition, Issue C, ill'd with 7 original full-page lithographs by Max Beckmann, printed on Rives wove paper; with tissue guards; 8.75 x 5.5 inches; 112 pages with text by Stephan Lackner in German; sewn in the original stiff wrappers; an excellent copy. References: Hofmaier 323-329; Gallwitz 186; Schauer II/117; Jentsch 168.
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$750
 

(Dostoevsky, Dostoiewski) Dostojewski, F. Die Fremde Frau und der Mann untern Bett (with lithographs by U. Bernstein). Munchen: Musarion Verlag, 1920, 1st edition thus. Text by Dostoevsky in German is illustrated with 12 expressionist lithographs after drawings by U. Bernstein, some printed in sepia; and several small text ill's. 8.25 x 6.5 in., 70 pages; a very good copy in publisher's boards.
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$45
 

(Art Nouveau Binding by Raparlier) Haraucourt, Edmond L'Effort. La Madone. L'Antéchrist. L'Immortalité (with lithographs by Alexandre Lunois, Carlos Schwabe, et al. Paris: Sociétaires de l'Académie des Beaux Livres, 1894, first edition, of the total edition of 180 copies, this copy was produced for Henri Père du Bois (name printed on the colophon). Each of the four stories by Haraucourt is ill'd by a different artist: 18 color lithographs Alexandre Lunois; 38 engravings handcolored with watercolors by Eugène Courbon; 46 Symbolist engravings in black and one plate engraved in gold by Alexandre Séon; and 10 etchings in black + 33 engravings handcolored with watercolors by Carlos Schwabe, each signed in the plate. Text in French, pp. 144, printed on handmade paper watermarked with author's name and floral designs. This book with outstanding Symbolist illustrations is in an outstanding Art Nouveau master binding by the very influential turn-of-the-century binder Paul-Romain Raparlier, signed by the binder twice: on the front panel and turn-in. All edges gilt; gilt decorated doublures and endleaves; the original hand-painted wrappers and backstrip by Léon Rudnicki preserved and bound in. This historically very important multi-color mosaic design of the binding is of exceptional beauty; it is recorded in Beraldi, ”La Reliure au XIX Siècle”, pp.123-124; and Devauchelle, ”La Reliure en France”, vol. 3, p.85. The spine of the binding is very slightly toned, overall, this book is in excellent condition, almost as new; housed in a custom slipcase. 11,5 x 9 in (29 x 23 cm). Provenance: 1) from the library of Henri Père du Bois; 2) from the library of N. J. D., with tipped-in (not pasted on) bookplate dated 1900, engraved by W. F. Hopson; 3) Tajan (Paris). References: Monod 5830.
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$8000
 

(Binding by Gruel) Herriot, Edouard. André MARE. Dans la Foret Normande. Paris: Aux Éditions de l'Estampe, 1927, 1st ill'd edition, from a total edition of 170, this is number 86 of 105 copies on Arches wove paper; the French text by Edouard Herriot is ill'd with 40 original b&w lithographs, including 10 hors-texte, and an extra suite of the 40 lithos, printed in sanguine on Japon. 287 pp. In a very handsome signed Master binding by Gruel with an engraved design of black and gilt geometric decorations on both covers and spine, on rich emerald snakeskin; 4 raised bands, top edge gilt; with beautifully designed internal endleaves; wrappers and backstrip well preserved and bound in; overall size 10.5 x 8.75 x 2 in.; spine sunned to a nice gold-brown; otherwise as new. A handsomely ill'd book in a very handsome binding. Reference: Monod 5994.
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$1300
 

(Bonnard, Pierre: 1867-1947) Mirbeau, Octave. Dingo. With lithographs by Pierre BONNARD. Paris: Ambroise Vollard Editeur, 1924, first Bonnard edition, from a total edition of 370 examples, this is number 220 of 280 impressions on laid Arches paper with 55 original etchings by Pierre Bonnard, including 14 hors-texte, the latter with tissue guards; 193 additional leaves with text in French and 41 in-texte etchings, loose in the original wrappers; overall size 15.25 x 11.25 in. (39 x 29 cm); spine of wrappers expertly repaired, otherwise in very good condition, no foxing; contained in a handsome cloth custom box by Ann Repp. First livre d'artiste with etchings by Bonnard. References: Bouvet 90; Strachan p.56; Monod 8199; Carteret IV,282; Skira 26; ”The Artist & The Book” 30; Rauch 26; Johnson (Vollard) 169. $3500
 

(Bonnard, Pierre: 1867-1947) Werth, Leon. Eloge de Pierre BONNARD. Paris: Editions Manuel Bruker, 1948, first edition, one of 200 exemplars (total edition), printed on Arches à la Forme wove paper and illustrated with 10 original duotone lithographs (4 hors-texte) by Pierre Bonnard. 13 x 10 in. (32 x 25 cm), circa 50 unnumbered pages with text in French, sewn in original wrappers; a very good copy. References: Mornand 292. $800
 

(Bookbinding) Duncan, Alastair, & Bartha, G. de. Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding: French Masterpieces 1880-1940. NY: Abrams, 1989, first edition, large 4to, 200 pages, 252 illustrations, 202 in color; cloth in dust jacket, a fine copy. Striking color plates with images of Art Nouveau and Art Deco book bindings for the French livres d'artistes.
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$70
 

(Brangwyn, Frank: 1867-1956) Verhaeren, Emile. Les Campagnes Hallucinees. Bois gravés et lithographies de Frank BRANGWYN. Paris: Helleu & Sergent, 1927, first Brangwyn edition, one of 240 impressions on Arches (total edition 290). The complete book with Emile Verhaeren' s poems, illustrated by Frank Brangwyn with 37 small woodcuts in-texte and 13 hors-texte original prints in blacks, including 7 lithographs and 6 woodcuts; 130 pages sewn in the original wrappers, as issued; 11.25 x 9.5 in. (28.5 x 24 cm). Internally clean and bright, hinges tight; tissue guards inserted for each hors-texte plate; spine with minor creasing from opening the book, minor offsetting from an inserted publisher's prospectus clip on the front blank pages; overall a superb copy.
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$700
 

(Braque, Georges: 1882-1963). Cahier de Georges BRAQUE 1917-1947 & 1947-1955. Paris: Maeght, (1956), first expanded edition, 12.5 x 9.25 in., 117 pp., photo-lithographic reproductions of Braque's sketchbooks; boards with dust jacket (minor tear), an excellent copy. Includes additional 24 pp. as Part II. The front cover is a color lithograph after Georges Braque.
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$95
 

(Braque, Georges: 1882-1963) Reverdy, Pierre. Une Aventure Methodique. With lithographs by Georges BRAQUE. Paris: Mourlot, 1949, first Braque edition, one of 250 exemplars (total edition 265), signed by the author and artist on the justification page. The complete book with text by Pierre Reverdy, illustrated with 1 original color lithograph with pochoir enhancements by Georges Braque + 26 small in-texte original b&w lithos by Braque + 12 hors-texte lithographs in brilliant pochoir colors by Mourlot after Braque (under Braque's supervision), all printed on Arches wove paper. 114 pp., loose leaves in publisher's folder and clamshell box; in fine condition, without the ugly rusty spots (foxing) that we've observed in most copies. Overall size 18.5 x 13 in. (47 x 33 cm) References: Vallier 49; Kornfeld & Klipstein 46; Mourlot p. 51; Monod 9674. The frontispiece lithograph is an important image by Braque. $3500
 

(Braque, Georges: 1882-1963) Paulhan, Jean. Les Paroles Transparentes. With lithographs by Georges BRAQUE. Paris: Les Bibliophiles de l'Union Française, 1955, first edition, one of the total issue of 132 exemplars produced for the members of the club (no copies were for sale). The book is signed on the justification page in pencil by Georges Braque, Jean Paulhan and Leon Léal (club's President), it is illustrated with 14 original lithographs in tones of blue, four of these are hors-texte; printed on handmade Auvergne du Moulin Richard de Bas paper; 84 loose leaves in wrappers, boards chemise and slipcase; overall size 18 x 14 in.; the slipcase with very minor imperfections, otherwise an excellent copy. References: Vallier 102; Rauch 109; Monod 8909.
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$2500
 

(Braque, Georges: 1882-1963) Benoit, Pierre André. Georges BRAQUE et le Divin Manifeste. Alès: P. Benoit, 1959, first edition, number 210 of 300 copies signed by the author/publisher PAB and illustrated by Georges Braque with 2 original pochoir designs in purple, one of them hors-texte. 11 x 9 in. (28 x 23 cm), 6 pages, text in French; a very close to fine copy in wrappers, dust jacket and glassine. Reference: Vallier, page 299.
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$395
 

(Braque, Georges: 1882-1963) Ponge, F. & Mourlot, F. Georges BRAQUE Lithographe. Monte Carlo: André Sauret, 1963, first edition, numbered and limited to 4125 copies, 36 x 28 cm, 189 pages, 146 color plates and 3 original color lithographs by Georges Braque printed by Mourlot; stiff wrappers, glassine protector and slipcase; in excellent condition. References: Vallier 188; Monod 8511; Freitag 1044.
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$700
 

(Braque, Georges: 1882-1963) Char, René. Lettera Amorosa. With lithographs by Georges BRAQUE. Geneva: Edwin Engelberts, 1963, first Braque edition, one of 150 examples (total edition 220), signed in pencil by Georges Braque and René Char on the justification page. Char's text is illustrated with 29 original lithographs by Braque, 13 of them hors-texte, in bright colors, some of the in-texte lithos are also in colors. Printed by Mourlot on Rives with deckle edges or hand-torn sheets. 64 pp, sewn in publisher's wrappers, housed in a handsome cloth folding box by Ann Repp; overall size 13.5 x 10.5 in (34 x 27 cm). In excellent condition. References: Vallier 187; Mourlot 119-140; Wunsche 126-152; Monod 2621; Kornfeld 152/23. Mourlot provides the following info: ”This work, whose execution lasted several years, greatly interested Braque. Several of the illustrations were redone two or three times and it was not always easy to obtain the bon à tirer (from Braque). The majority of the works were done on litho paper, transferred to zinc or stone and retouched by the artist in his workshop”. $12000
 

(Brianchon, Maurice: 1899-1979) Marivaux, Pierre. Les fausses confidences. Comédie. Lithographie originales de Maurice BRIANCHON. Paris: Alfred Daber, 1959, first Brianchon edition, number 61 of 132 examples (total edition), printed on special Araminte paper with watermark; signed in pencil by the artist on the justification page; text by Pierre Marivaux, illustrated with 15 original color lithographs (13 hors-texte) by Maurice Brianchon; 146 loose leaves in a carton folder, cloth chemise and matching slipcase; overall size 16.5 x 12.5 inches. With a very lengthy presentation inscription to the American Ambassador to France Charles E. Bohlen, signed by publisher Alfred Daber, dated 1968. The slipcase with minor imperfections, otherwise this copy is in excellent condition. An early and rare book illustrated by the noted figurative French artist Maurice Brianchon, who some art critics called ""the artist of poetical realism"". Monod 7778.
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$500
 

(Brissaud, Pierre: 1885-1964) Farrere, Claude. Mademoiselle Dax, Jeune Fille. Aquarelles de Pierre BRISSAUD. Paris: Editions de l'Intermediaire du Bibliophile, 1926, first Brissaud edition, number 67 of 80 deluxe copies (total edition 740) on Van Gelder wove paper; 235 pages with text in French, ill'd with 9 hand-colored plates, each signed and dated 1926 in the plate + suite of 9 plates in black + suite of 9 hand-colored plates in 2nd state; all 27 are hors-texte + 12 small hand-colored text ill's by Pierre Brissaud. Bound in full blue morocco by Georges Canape (1864-1940) et Corriez, signed and dated 1928. All edges gilt, front and back panels with 5 decorative gilt filets, spine with 5 bands and gilt decorations; endleaves with moire silk framed with 6 gilt filets; small bookplate pasted on endleaf. Overall size 9.75 x 8 in.; in excellent condition, no foxing. Reference: Monod 4503.
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$800
 

(Brouet, Auguste: 1872-1941; Art Deco Binding by Soudée) Carco, Francis. Auguste BROUET. Jesus-la-Caille. Paris: Editions de l'Estampe, 1925. From a total edition of 272 copies, this example is from the tête edition of 50 copies on Madagascar hand-made paper with 30 original etchings, 10 of them full-page, by Auguste Brouet. 11 x 8.5 inches, 225 pages, text in French. Bound in an outstanding Art Deco binding by Soudée, signed by the master binder. Full dark-blue morocco with a geometric mosaic of silver, burgundy, brown and beige leather onlays on both covers, plain spine with a burgundy onlay stamped in black. The original wrappers preserved and bound-in, top edge gilt; double endleaves of silk and hand-painted heavy stock; housed in quarter morocco chemise with gilt on spine; matching slipcase. A very handsome illustrated book in a unique spectacular Art Deco binding. Reference: Monod 2247.
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$2995
 

(Brunelleschi, Umberto: 1879-1949) Munthe, Axel. Le Livre de San Michele. Ill'd by Umberto BRUNELLESCHI. Paris: Au Moulin de Pen-Mur, 1947, first edition with these ill's, number 43 of 125 deluxe copies (total edition 1000); the famous work by Axel Munthe is here translated into French and illustrated with 41 pochoir-colored illustrations, including 8 full-page pochoir plates; this copy comes with an additional suite of 25 loose plates in black. Overall size 10 x 8 x 2.25 inches; 436 pages, bound in wrappers, housed in boards chemise and slipcase; internally fine, the slipcase with some rubbing at edges. Reference: Monod 8522.
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$450
 

(Brunelleschi, Umberto: 1879-1949) Shakespeare, William. Le Songe d'une Nuit d'Ete - A Midsummer Night's Dream. With gouaches by Umberto BRUNELLESCHI. Paris: Georges Guillot, Editeur, 1947, first Brunelleschi edition, number 75 of 492 copies. Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is here translated into French and illustrated with 12 full-page original gouaches on paper in vibrant colors, applied with pochoir; loose leaves in wrappers, chemise and slipcase; an excellent copy. Reference: Monod 10301.
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$1900
 

(Brunelleschi, Umberto: 1879-1949) Boccace. Vingt Contes. Ill'd by Umberto BRUNELLESCHI. Paris: Gibert Jeune / Librairie d'Amateurs, 1953, one of 3000 copies printed on Vélin de Condat and illustrated with 16 hors-texte color plates and 19 in-texte illustrations by Umberto Brunelleschi, some enhanced with pochoir-coloring by H. Monnier. 8 x 5.75 in., 165 pp., text in French. Bound in 3/4 red morocco gilt, top edge gilt; the original wrappers and backstrip bound in. References: Monod 1620.
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$400
 

(Buffet, Bernard: 1928-1999) Bible, The New Testament. (Bible) La Passion du Christ. With etchings by Bernard BUFFET. Paris: Creuzevault Editeur, 1954, first Bernard Buffet edition, one of 20 collaborators copies, aside from the 140 impressions of the regular edition, all printed on Hollande Van Gelder paper, unsigned as issued. The complete book with French excerpts from the New Testament and 21 (mostly) large drypoint etchings, 4 of them hors-texte. This exemplar was produced for Max and Françoise Fourny (imprinted in the colophon), with a large original ink drawing of a face, signed and inscribed to the Fourny's by Buffet and dated ”Le 8-Mars 1955”. Loose leaves in publisher's folder, chemise and slipcase; the latter two made of zinc, with very minor imperfections, as common; inside as new; overall in fine condition. References: The Artist & The Book 44; Monod 2059; Rauch 199. Provenance: M. & F. Fourny and Dominique Courvoisier, Expert de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Considered among the best and most expressionist graphic images by Buffet.
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$4800
 

(Buffet, Bernard: 1928-1999) Fernand Mourlot & Georges Simenon. Bernard BUFFET: Lithographs 1952-1966. NY: Tudor, 1968, 1st American edition, 12.5 x 10 in. (31.5 x 24 cm), 177 pp. with 66 color and b&w plates + 11 original color lithographs by Bernard Buffet, including the wrappers. An excellent copy in publisher's slipcase. References: Monod 8510; Freitag 1158; Arntz I.24; Sorlier 103-115. $650
 

(Buffet, Bernard: 1928-1999) Sorlier, Charles. Bernard BUFFET Lithographe II: 1979-1986. Paris: Trinckvel, 1987, first edition, 13 x 10 in., 266 pages, over 300 color plates in photolithography + 3 original color lithographs, including the dust jacket. Text in French and English. Cloth, paper dust jacket and imprinted acetate dust jacket; as new. Volume 2 of Bernard Buffet's catalogue raisonné of lithographs (vol. 1 was piblished in 1979, also containing 3 lithos).
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$350
 

(Calder, Alexander: 1898-1976) G. di San Lazzaro, editor. Homage to (Hommage à) Alexander CALDER. Special Issue of XXe Siecle. NY: Tudor, 1972, 1st American edition, large 4to, 112 pages, 116 illustrations, 16 plates in color; cloth in dust jacket; a near-fine copy. Contains a full-page original color lithograph by Alexander Calder.
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$125
 

(Camoin, Charles: 1879-1965) Vildrac, Charles. Eloge de Charles CAMOIN. Paris: Editions Manuel Bruker, 1956, first edition, number 90 of 200 copies (total edition 240) printed by Mourlot on Vidalon Blank hand-made paper and illustrated with 8 original color lithographs (6 hors-texte, 3 double-page) by Charles Camoin, of the original Fauve group; 13 x 10.5 in. (32 x 26 cm), circa 50 unnumbered pages with text in French, loose leaves in the original wrappers with protective glassine; housed in a custom folding box with gilt lettering (14.5 x 11.25 x 1.5 in.), by Sylvia Alotta. A fine, clean copy.
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$600
 

(Campigli, Massimo: 1895-1971) Gide, André. Theseus. Lithographs by Massimo CAMPIGLI. NY: 1944, first Campigli edition, number 102 of 190 copies on Pescia handmade paper, with text by André Gide illustrated with 12 original full-page lithographs by Massimo Campigli, one of them with handcoloring, signed and dated ”1948” in pencil by the artist, it is inserted loose. Designed by Hans Mardersteig, printed on the hand press of the Officina Bodoni; about 100 pages bound in wrappers, housed in a slipcase; all lithos with archival tissue guards; overall size of book 13.25 x 10 in., text in English. A few insignificant fox marks and minor soiling on the slipcase, otherwise a very good copy. This copy is from the Julien Levy collection, with his name imprinted in the colophon. Provenance: 1) Bradford Galleries, MA; 2) Julien Levy collection. References: Meloni / Tavola 105-116; Carrieri 75, 78, 79, 82-85, 87, 88, 90; Jentsch ”The Artist & The Book in Italy” 91; Mardersteig 89. Campigli designed illustrations for several books in the 1940s while he was living in Milan, and the illustrations here demonstrate the influence of Etruscan art on his work at this time.
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$3500
 

(Carzou, Jean: 1907-2000) Audiberti, Jacques. Lagune Hérissée. Lithographs by Jean CARZOU. Master binding by Fontanes. Paris: Société des Cent Une, 1958; 1st Carzou edition; number 44 of 145 copies (total edition), signed by Jean Carzou and President & VP of the Société on the justification page; text by Audiberti illustrated with 20 original color lithographs, including 16 full-page; each with a tissue guard; the lithos and 169 text leaves printed on Arches a la Forme hand-made paper, each leaf watermarked ”Arches”, except for the front cover litho, which is on Rives and which seems to be signed and dated in pen. This copy, although not called for, contains an extra suite of 20 full-page lithos in tones of black and one refusée litho, with an additional justification page for the suite, numbered 8/8 and signed again by Carzou in pen; the lithos are not signed. This unique copy is in a signed Master binding by Simone Fontanes (worked in Paris in 1958-1981). Full tan calf with a beautiful mosaic design of gilt and black engraved lines with onlaid painted strips of leather, on both front and back panels; spine with lettering in gilt and black, integrating the covers' design; endleaves made of fine suede; all edges gilt; the original wrappers preserved and bound in; contained in a matching 1/2 leather chemise and leather-trimmed slipcase; overall size 13 x 10.25 x 2.25 in. (32.5 x 25.5 x 5.5 cm). Very slight age toning to spine, otherwise in new condition. Provenance: from the library of Jean Jacobs, with his small bookplate. References: Monod 625; ”The Artist & The Book in France”, p.327. The best book by Carzou. The Armenian-born artist Garnik Zouloumian (Jean Carzou), a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts, considered Cezanne and Picasso as responsible for the degradation of modern art.
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$1300
 

(Catlett, Elizabeth) Walker, Margaret. For My People. With lithographs by Elizabeth CATLETT. NY: The Limited Editions Club, 1992, 1st edition, one of 400 numbered copies, signed by Elizabeth Catlett and Margaret Walker on the justification page; ill'd with 6 bound-in unsigned hors-texte original color lithographs by Catlett; housed in a handsome folding cloth box, overall size 22.5 x 18.5 in.; in new condition; LEC Letter laid in.
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$1250
 

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