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David et les antiques (UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH POEM BY GEORGES ROUAULT about Jacques-Louis David)

by Georges Rouault (Jacques-Louis David)

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Paris?, c. 1920?. AN UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH POEM BY GEORGES ROUAULT: A POETIC APPRAISAL OF THE WORKS OF JACQUES-LOUIS DAVID. 52 verses (divided into 11 stanzas) in neat script in black ink on two leaves on ledger paper. WITH TWO PAGES OF ROUGH DRAFTS FOR THIS POEM, heavily edited. Four leaves in all. In very… Read more about this item
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Turner (UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH POEM BY GEORGES ROUAULT about J.M.W. Turner)

by Georges Rouault (J.M.W. Turner) (Joseph Mallord William Turner)

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Paris?, c. 1920?. AN UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH POEM BY GEORGES ROUAULT: A POETIC APPRAISAL OF J.M.W. TURNER, in which he contrasts Turner's work, interestingly, to that of Claude Lorrain. 22 verses (divided into 6 stanzas) in neat script in black ink on a leaf of ledger paper. WITH A LEAF OF ROUGH DRAFTS FOR THIS POEM, heavily… Read more about this item
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Horizons Marins (UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH POEM BY GEORGES ROUAULT)

by Georges Rouault

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Paris?, c. 1920?. A LONG, UNPUBLISHED, and absolutely wonderful AUTOGRAPH POEM BY GEORGES ROUAULT, a meditation on the magic of daily life, children, parents, art, life, and death. 74 verses (divided into 14 stanzas on five leaves) in neat script. WITH THREE LEAVES OF ROUGH DRAFTS FOR THIS POEM, heavily edited. Eight leaves in all. 27.5… Read more about this item
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Parade picturale (UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH POEM BY GEORGES ROUAULT)

by Georges Rouault

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Paris?, c. 1920?. AN UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH POEM BY GEORGES ROUAULT: A MEDITATION ON LIFE, ART, AND DEATH. 17 verses (divided into 3 stanzas) in neat script in blue ink. WITH THREE PAGES OF ROUGH DRAFTS FOR THIS POEM, heavily edited. Four leaves in all, 27.5 x 22 cm. In very good condition, with a… Read more about this item
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Poésies gasconnes recueillies et publiées par F. T. Nouvelle édition revue sur les manuscrits les plus authentiques et les plus anciennes impressions

by J.G. D'ASTROS and D'ARQUIER

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1867-1869
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Paris: printed by Jouaust for Tross, 1867-1869. Two volumes, complete. A LARGE-PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST MODERN EDITION OF THE WORKS OF THESE TWO IMPORTANT GASCON POETS, both from Lomagne (near Toulouse). XII, 304; 339 pp. Text in the original Gascon. A LARGE-PAPER SET, BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED BY JOUAUST ON EXTREMELY FINE DUTCH LAID PAPER ("HOLLANDE"),… Read more about this item
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Topaze. Pièce en quatre actes.

by Marcel Pagnol

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1930
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Paris: Fasquelle, 1930. First edition. A SPECTACULAR LARGE-PAPER COPY, ON JAPON IMPERIAL, OF PAGNOL'S MASTERPIECE. 287 pp. From a total edition of 1000 numbered copies, this is ONE OF ONLY 75 ON IMPERIAL JAPANESE PAPER. 4to. Beautifully bound in quarter morocco and decorated boards. Wrappers and backstrip preserved. Top edge gilt, other… Read more about this item
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Mille lettres inédites de Pierre Louÿs à Georges Louis 1890-1917 WITH AN ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH LETTER BY PIERRE LOUYS PUBLISHED IN THE BOOK

by Pierre Louÿs and Georges Louis (Jean-Paul Goujon, editor)

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2002
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Paris: Fayard, 2002. First and only edition of this monumental compilation of letters from Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925) to his half-brother Georges (1847-1917), a diplomat. 1319 pp (!). One of the great literary correspondences of the turn of the century. Laid into this copy, exceptionally, is AN AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM PIERRE LOUYS TO HIS BROTHER, dated December… Read more about this item
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Emaux et camées, avec un protrait de l'auteur et deux eaux-fortes de H. Manesse d'après les aquarelles de la Princesse Mathilde

by Théophile Gautier

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1894
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Paris: Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1894. René Bonnamen's copy (his allegorical bookplate on front pastedown), with four added manuscript facsimiles. These poems are written in Gauthier's characteristic tiny handwriting, but are perfectly legible. The first poem, "Fumée dans les arbres" (16 verses), is a much-altered variant (on Chinese paper) of "Fumée" (from "Emaux et camées"), among Gautier's most… Read more about this item
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Vers l'invisible. 1958-1967.

by Julien Green (Julian Green)

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1967
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Paris: Plon, 1967. ONE OF ONLY 24 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON IMPERIAL JAPANESE PAPER OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT VOLUME OF JULIEN GREEN'S JOURNAL. 514 pp. 8vo. Publisher's printed wraps. ENTIRELY UNCUT AND UNOPENED. Fine and bright, like new, with no defects.
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La bascule. Comédie en quatre actes. (Couverture par Sem)

by Maurice Donnay (cover by Sem)

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1902
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Paris: Editions de la Revue Blanche, 1902. First edition. ONE OF 15 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON FINE MARAIS WOVE PAPER, THE ONLY LARGE-PAPER COPIES. vi, 303 pp. Beautiful color-printed cover by Sem. 8vo. Elegantly bound by V. Champs (signed) in three-quarters morocco and marbled boards. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. Origiinal wraps… Read more about this item
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Drames d'amour et d'amitié. Le vieil homme: pièce en cinq actes.

by Georges de Porto-Riche

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1911
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Paris: Les XX / Emile-Paul, Editeur, 1911. First edition. ONE OF ONLY 20 NUMBERED COPIES PRINTED ON EXTREMELY FINE ARCHES WOVE PAPER FOR "Les XX". vi, 402 pp. Justification SIGNED in ink by the author. Laid in is a signed autograph letter by Georges de Porto-Riche, in his stunning calligraphic hand, on Bibliothèque Mazarine stationery.… Read more about this item
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Baal, ou la magicienne passionnée. Livre des ensorcellements. (Bibliothèque du Hérisson)

by Renée Dunan

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1924
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Amiens: Librairie Edgar Malfère, 1924. FIRST EDITION. One of only 20 numbered copies on fine Dutch laid paper (tête). 191 pp. 8vo. Original wraps. Entirely uncut. FINE AND BRIGHT. Pristine.
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Anniversaire

by Georges Duhamel (Madame Louis Solvay association copy)

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1925
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Paris: Les 49 Ronins du Quai Malaquais / Edouard Champion et ses Amis, 1925. ONE OF ONLY FOUR COPIES WITH A SIGNED MANUSCRIPT EPIGRAM. First edition. 3, 29 pp + tipped-in facsimile letter in envelope. From a total edition of only 49 numbered copies, this is ONE OF ONLY FOUR COPIES ON EXTREMELY FINE WHATMAN WOVE… Read more about this item
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Bourru, soldat de Vauquois

by Jean des Vignes Rouges (pseudonym of Jean Taboureau)

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1917
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Paris: Librairie académique Perrin et Compagnie, 1917. A LARGE-PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT OF THE AUTHOR'S BOOKS, A WORLD WAR I NOVEL WRITTEN JUST AFTER THE AUTHOR FOUGHT IN THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, AND PUBLISHED WHILE THE WAR WAS STILL RAGING. 4, 299 pp. ONE OF ONLY 25 NUMBERED LARGE-PAPER COPIES PRINTED ON… Read more about this item
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La mer rouge. Roman.

by Maximilienne Heller (pen-name of Maximilienne Fenech)

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1923
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Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1923. A PRISTINE LARGE-PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF HELLER'S MASTERPIECE, a novel about the Jewish community in Constantine (Qsentina, Algeria), the third-largest city in Algeria and the place of her birth. 300 pp. From a total large-paper issue of only 85 copies, this is one of 60 on fine Lafuma wove paper.… Read more about this item
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El pensamiento de Cervantes

by Américo Castro

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1925
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Madrid: Imprenta de la Librería y Casa Editorial Hernando for Revista de Filología Española, 1925. First edition. AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AND PRISTINE COPY OF PERHAPS THE MOST IMPORTANT CRITICAL WORK EVER DEVOTED TO CERVANTES. 408 pp. Printed on very good wove paper. 4to. Original printed wraps. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS.
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L'illusion héroïque de Tito Bassi. Roman.

by Henri de Régnier

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1916
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Paris: Mercure de France, 1916. COPY NUMBER 1 OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT NOVEL. 224 pp. Tirage de tête limited to 45 copies printed on extremely fine Imperial Japanese paper, of which this is copy number 1. From the libraries of Laurent Meeus and Jean E. LeClercq (gilt leather ex-libris labels on front pastedown).… Read more about this item
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Le neveu de Rameau, dialogue. Ouvrage posthume et inédit par Diderot [with] Le neveu de Rameau. Voyage de Hollande. Œuvres inédites de Diderot.

by Denis Diderot (and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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1821
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Paris: Delauney [and] J.L.J. Brière, 1821. THE TWO FIRST EDITIONS OF DIDEROT'S GREATEST LITERARY AND PHILOSOPHICAL MASTERPIECE. The first item, published by Delaunay in 1821, is actually a re-translation into French of Goethe's German translation. vii, 262 pp (complete with the publisher's catalogue and the frontispiece depicting the title character with a crazed expression.) The second item, published… Read more about this item
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Solitut, novela (Solitud)

by Victor Català (i.e., Caterina Albert)

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1909
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Barcelona: Biblioteca Joventut, 1909. A stunning large-paper copy of the first edition of the definitive text of the author's most important work, one of the chief literary manifestations of Catalan modernism. The first two editions appeared in 1905, and were printed on cheap paper, and there were no large-paper copies. 135 large-paper copies of this 1909 edition were… Read more about this item
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Le plateau de laque.

by Henri de Régnier

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1913
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Paris: Mercure de France, 1913. A PERFECT LARGE-PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN FULL MOROCCO BY SEMET ET PLUMELLE. 316 pp. ONE OF ONLY 19 NUMBERED COPIES ON EXTREMELY FINE IMPERIAL JAPANESE PAPER. 8vo. Elegantly bound in full midnight morocco by Semet et Plumelle (signed), with inner gilt dentelles. Top edge… Read more about this item
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