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Architects design birdhouses. [Exhibition, 23 May - 12 July 1987. Auction, 30 May 1987] for the benefit of The Parrish Art Museum. [Segna Mortimer, Deborah Nevins, co-chairmen; Robert C. Woolley, auctioneer]

By Parrish Art Museum, Southampton (New York)

Southampton (New York), 1997     ¶ ONLY EDITION of this unusual catalogue, presenting fifty-five birdhouses designed for the museum by Michael Graves ("Christopher's Wren House"), Charles Gwathmey, Richard Meier, Cesar Pelli / Diana Balmori, William J. Reese, Robert A. M. Stern, et al.  55 lots, printed estimates.   ||| Collation: In 32 (229 x 152 mm): Thirty-two leaves, paginated [1-64] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Fifty-nine halftone illustrations.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: As new.  Reference: OCLC 16527912.  Provenance: Deborah Nevins (b. 1947), June 1987.  < Subject headings: (1) Graves, Michael, b. 1934; (2) Meier, Richard, b. 1934; ______. >.

$85.00

In armis ars. [Catalogue no. 4. By Ian D. D. Eaves et al; edited by Peter Scott-Edeson, John Wallace]

By Finer (Peter), firm

Shipston-on-Stour (Warks): Peter Finer, 1999     ¶ A typically lavish catalogue prepared by the leading dealers in the field; presenting forty-four exceptional helmets, swords, shields, maces, armors, pistols, daggers, guns, axes, walking-staffs, rapiers, rifles, cannon, etc, -- and even an iron prosthetic hand --, chiefly Continental, chiefly ca 1450 - ca 1800.   ||| Collation: In 8s (298 x 209 mm): Seventy-eight leaves, paginated [1-156] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Numerous full-page and smaller color illustrations throughout.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers lettered in gilt.  Condition: Fine.  Reference: MMA. .

$85.00

Water voyages, 1[-17]. Compiled by Joan and John Digby

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Digby, John, b. 1938

Oyster Bay (New York): Feral Books, 2001   ¶ ONLY EDITION of a charming anthology gathered together as a medium for "The remarkable collage images of John Digby[, which] are rich in associations that demonstrate man's ancient links with the sea. Using archival and library sources, he has found and utilized colorful antique illustrations from nineteenth century and earlier publications that show humans of diverse cultures in their many ocean-going pursuits. As a basis, he uses outlines of fish that contain within them and sprouting from them miniature ships, sloops, smaller craft, and shipwrecks." (Dudley, page [278].) The text consists of 101 poems and prose extracts arrayed in seventeen "keepsakes" or fascicles (parts) each illustrated by two or more "collages" or vignettes by Digby, together with three additional fascicles, viz: [18] Water voyages: A note on the keepsakes [by] Joan Digby, [19] The maritime collages of John Digby [by] William Dudley, and [20] Index. The Rimbaud fascicle is no. 17, "Improvisations on Arthur Rimbaud's Drunken boat" by John Digby (1995, 2002), with six illustrations or vignettes. The other authors include Homer, Aesop, Virgil, Dante, Campion, Shakespeare, Herrick, Fane, Milton, Marvell, Cowper, Crabbe, Wordsworth, Peacock, Shelley, Keats, Heine, Beddoes, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Rossetti, Mallarmé, Corbière, Lazarus, Masefield, and Spender.   ¶ A fugitive publication, already VERY SCARCE.   ||| Collation: 20 parts (216 x 140 mm): Together 146 leaves, paginated [1-292] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Seventy-five text-illustrations or vignettes after John Digby.  Binding: Self-wrappers.  Condition: As new.  References: (Not in OCLC.)   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .

$220.00

Traversťe de Paris. Par Marcel Aymť, avec des gravures de Jean Oberlť. [Crossing Paris, in French]

By Aymť, Marcel, 1902Ė1967

¬∂¬†√ČDITION¬†ORIGINALE, et la seule s√©par√©e; EXEMPLAIRE NOMINATIF pour B√©atrice Leval, qui √©tait une cliente importante de l¬í√©diteur en 1939 et 1944¬Ė46; avec la carte grav√©e de son directeur Raymond Nasenta, qui ¬ę¬†prie Madame Fernand Leval de bien vouloir accepter cet exemplaire de ¬ĎLa Travers√©e de Paris¬í imprim√© sp√©cialement √† votre intention, en hommages respectueux de l¬í√©diteur¬†¬Ľ.¬†¬† ¬∂¬†FIRST¬†EDITION, and still the only separate edition; completed on Bastille Day 1946. This is an unnumbered exemplaire nominatif printed specially for Beatrice Leval of New York, who was buying some fairly serious pictures at the time ¬ó notably Vuillard La table, la fin du d√©jeuner chez Madame Vuillard ca 1895, which brought $2.48 million at auction last year.¬†¬† |||¬†Series: Le vin de Paris,¬†2.¬† Collation: In¬†4s (330¬†√ó 255¬†mm irregular): Fifty-two leaves, paginated [1¬Ė6] 7¬Ė98 [99¬Ė104], including the last leaf (pages [103¬Ė104]) blank and genuine. Title printed in red and black, Charpentier¬ís device on title printed in red, one five-line initial also in red.¬† Illustration: THIRTEEN FULL-PAGE ETCHINGS (versos blank) and one half-page etching, by Jean Oberl√© (1900¬Ė1961).¬† Binding: Quires laid in printed wrappers, as issued. Gray chemise lettered in white, gray slipcase.¬† Condition: Fine, the chemise and slipcase partly sunned and slightly rubbed.¬† References: Monod (1992) 693; Darreau (2000) [56].¬† Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911¬Ė2004), of New York, picture-collector (Christie¬ís 2005, $10.6 million).¬†¬† |||¬†For further details please contact Jay Dillon¬† Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.¬† Pour plus de pr√©cisions, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon¬† Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous.

$475.00

La mouche. Par Alfred de Musset. Lithographies de E.-M. Pérot

By Musset, Alfred de, 1810-1857

Paris: Jean Crès, 1946     ¶ First edition with these illustrations, one of 945 numbered copies on vélin d'Arches; a very elegant production nicely preserved in original wrappers. The illustrator was the subject of an exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Orléans, 2001. The present copy is numbered "89".   ||| Series: Les maîtres conteurs, no. 7.  Collation: In 4s (165 × 105 mm untrimmed): Forty leaves, paginated [i-iv], [1-5] 6-69 [70-76], including the genuine initial and final blanks (pages [i-iv], [73-76]). Title in fine lithographed emblematic border, folios and ornaments printed in blue throughout.  Illustration: Seven three-quarter-page lithographs< on pp 11 21 29 37 47 57 65 > by Edmond Maurice Pérot (b. 1908).  Binding: Pale-green textured wrappers printed in black with blue, top-, tail-, and foredge flaps, fore- and tailedges untrimmed as issued. Textured gray-board slipcase stamped in gilt.  Condition: Spine and slipcase sunned as usual, else fine. Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), of New York, picture-collector (Christie's New York, 4-5 May 2005, nos. 8-14 &c).   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de précisions, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..

$125.00

Paul Verlaine. [Texte de "Pierre et Paul", ie Paul Verlaine. Dessin d'Émile Cohl, pseud.]

By Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896

Paris: Librairie Vanier, 1885   ¶ FIRST EDITION of Verlaine's autobiographical sketch for Léon Vanier's series Les hommes d'aujourd'hui (1876-99), which was sort of the Biography Channel of its day. The text is greatly enriched here by Cohl's full-page caricature of Verlaine as a scowling imp, crouching and strumming a lyre while his left hand grasps an arrow shot through a heart: The Greek word anágke ("need", "anguish", "distress") is inscribed on his forehead, and his tail--which seems a bit too low--is labelled "DÉCADENCE". His books are stacked up behind him. (Series: Les hommes d'aujourd'hui, no. 244.)   ||| Collation: 290 x 199 mm: Two leaves, paginated [1-4] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Wood-engraved caricature 202 x 172 mm after "Émile Cohl" (ie, Émile Courtet, 1857-1938) by Ch. Decaux, signed in the block lower right and by Decaux lower left, printed in black and HAND-COLORED au pochoir, AS ISSUED.  Binding: (A bifolium loose as issued, never bound.)  Condition: One margin slightly dusty, another slightly foxed, withal A FINE COPY of a scarce and fragile pamphlet.  References: Vicaire vii 1002; Carteret ii 425; Montel 127; Van Bever 32, 116; Orsay/Abélès (1987) 60, no. 76; Verlaine/Borel (1992-93) ii 1344-46, 1503; Fischer/Galantaris 63n.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .

$450.00

Mathematical impressions: [1] The cylinder of a continuous mapping [1967]; [2] Homotopy groups of spheres [1971]; [3] A 2-dimensional sphere in 3-dimensional space can be turned inside out [1985]; [4] The remarkable numb

By Fomenko, Anatolii Timofeevich, b. 1945

Providence (Rhode Island): American Mathematical Society, 1990     ¶ COMPLETE SET of four large posters reproducing three finished drawings 1967-86 and an oil painting 1971, by Anatolii Fomenko, professor of mathematics in the Moscow State University and a leading exponent of mathematics in art.   ||| Together four posters 812 x 601 mm (32 x 24 inches) upright (nos. 1, 3-4) or oblong (no. 2), printed in colors (nos. 1-2) or black and white (3-4) on thick coated stock.  Condition: Very good.  References: Cf Fomenko Mathematical impressions (1990), nos. 51, 233, 242, 253.  Provenance: Serge Gorodetzky (1907-1999), physicist..

$85.00

Jeeper's Japan. By Frances Baker

By Blakemore, Frances Lee (Wismer) (Baker), 1906-1997

Tokyo: Toppan Co, Ltd, 1949 ¶ FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING, of a charming collection of satirical genre prints à la japonaise: These are meant to represent some of "the humorous experiences of the occupation which the Jeep--certainly a symbol of the period, has enabled it [ie, the Occupation] to see." In all there are twenty-four prints accompanied by doggerel couplets on facing pages, together with two additional prints on the covers. The artist is best known as Frances Blakemore. She grew up in eastern Washington and worked mainly in Tokyo (both before and after the war), where she founded the Franell Gallery and published the standard Who's who in modern Japanese prints (1975). The title of the present work is an early instance of the noun "jeeper", not in OED (1987). A second printing appeared in 1950. ¶ This is a PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by the artist "To another Frances my sculp[t]ing companion [signed:] Frances Baker Blakemore" in blue ball-pen ink on the titlepage. -- Collation: 179 x 262 mm. 26 leaves, paginated [i-iv], [1-48]. Monochrome title vignette, 24 full-page color illustrations after Blakemore. Colophon-slip (dated 5 December 1949) tipped on the lower free endpaper recto. Binding: Publisher's quarter red boards, color-pictorial sides, pictorial endpapers, all edges trimmed & plain. References: OCLC 22450221 (two locations only). Unknown to Malikoff ("Books on the WW2 jeep" 2001, "Non-WW2 jeep adventure books" 2001). Condition: Spine barely chipped, upper cover trifle smudged, withal AN UNUSUALLY FINE COPY of a scarce and fragile book..

$375.00

Francis Poictevin. [Texte de Paul Verlaine. Dessin de Manuel Luque]

By Poictevin, Francis, 1854-1904.)  Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896

Paris: Librairie Vanier, 1893   ¶ FIRST EDITION, and indeed the only separate edition, of Verlaine's biographical sketch of Francis Poictevin, a minor Symbolist writer. Verlaine's work is enlivened here by Luque's punning caricature of Poictevin as a corkscrew. The artist's most famous work was his caricature of Rimbaud coloring the vowels 1888 (Dillon no. H000335). (Series: Les hommes d'aujourd'hui, no. 424.) ||| Collation: 292 x 202 mm: Two leaves, paginated [1-4] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Wood-engraved portrait 201 x 149 mm after Manuel Luque (b. 1854), signed "M Luque" in a stylized pallette in the block lower left, printed in black and HAND-COLORED au pochoir, AS ISSUED.  Binding: (A bifolium loose as issued, never bound.) Condition: Slightly browned as usual, top margins slightly chipped without loss, withal a very good copy of a scarce and fragile pamphlet.  References: Vicaire (1894-1920) vii 1002; Carteret (1924-28) ii 425; Montel (1924) 127; Van Bever (1926) 32, 116; Verlaine/Borel (1992-93) ii 1344-46, 1503. ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .

$240.00

The collection of Jerome C. Neuhoff; Including Chinese works of art, porcelain, silver, paintings, English furniture, decorations and carpets. [George Read, Carol Conover, Letitia Roberts, Kevin Tierney, et al, experts]

By Sotheby's New York 1986.01.25.) Neuhoff, Jerome C., d. 1989

New York, 1986     ¶ Only ediiton of this important catalogue. The Neuhoff collection was assembled over some fifty years, from the 1920s into the 1970s: Objects from the collection are now preserved in the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), Colonial Williamburg, and the White House. 251 lots, printed estimates, six lots priced.  (Sotheby's sale 5427, 25 January 1986.)   ||| Cover title: Important English furniture and decorations: The Jerome C. Neuhoff collection.  Collation: In 8s (270 x 210 mm): Eighty-four leaves, paginated [1-168] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Numerous color and black-and-white illustrations throughout.  Binding: Publisher's green cloth lettered in gilt. Color-pictorial dust-jacket lettered in gilt.  Condition: Fine.  .

$65.00

François Coppée. [Texte de Paul Verlaine. Dessin d'Émile Cohl, pseud.]

By Coppée, François Édouard Joachim, 1842-1908.)  Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896

Paris: Librairie Vanier, 1885   ¶ FIRST EDITION, and in fact the only separate edition, of Verlaine's sketch of François Coppée; enlivened by a striking caricature of the poet holding a red rose and toting a wagonload of hearts across the Place de l'Odéon--where his comedy Le passant had given Sarah Bernhardt her first triumph.   ¶ Coppée was a leading poet and dramatist of the 1870s and '80s, and the progenitor of Les Vilains Bonshommes ("The Nasty Boys")--a group of younger Parnassians whose monthly dinners were celebrated, famously, by Fantin-Latour in his large canvas Coin de table, now in the Musée d'Orsay. (It was at one such dinner, in 1871, that Rimbaud made his Paris debut. The Nasty Boys were not amused.) Coppée is now remembered chiefly for his role in excluding Mallarmé and Verlaine and Charles Cros from the third volume of Le Parnasse contemporain 1876. (Series: Les hommes d'aujourd'hui, no. 243.)   ||| Collation: 284 x 200 mm: Two leaves, paginated [1-4] (ie, not paginated).  Illustration: Wood-engraved caricature 198 x 166 mm after "Émile Cohl" (ie, Émile Courtet, 1857-1938), signed in the block lower left, printed in black and HAND-COLORED au pochoir, AS ISSUED.  Binding: (A bifolium loose as issued, never bound.)  Condition: Corners slightly chipped, withal A FINE COPY of a scarce and fragile pamphlet.  References: Vicaire vii 1002; Carteret ii 425; Montel 127; Van Bever 32, 116; Verlaine/Borel (1992-93) ii 1344-46, 1503; Fischer/Galantaris 63n. ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .

$85.00

Printed books and manuscripts, including printing history and reference

By Christie's (New York: Christie's East, 2001.12.11)

New York, 2001   ¶ Only edition. 522 lots; including property from the late Sir Rex and Lady Harrison, Walter J. Johnson Inc, Francis Lewis Randolph, and the Estate of Andrée Beauchamp Stearns. (Christie's East sale no. 8619, 11 December 2001.)   ||| Collation: 267 x 211 mm: Pp [1-1] 3-107 [108].  Illustration: Color and monochrome illustrations and facsimiles.  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine. .

$22.00

Arthur Rimbaud. Par Gérard Bauër

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) (Dine, Jim, 1935-2002.) Bauër, Gérard, 1888-1967

In: Historia (Paris, 1955-  ) no. 242 (January 1967), pages 120-31     ¶ ONLY EDITION: This is the original magazine whose cover inspired the American artist Jim Dine to embark on his extraordinary series of nine Rimbaud portraits 1971-73, now very scarce and highly prized. In an interview with Thomas Krens (1976), Dine recalled that he had been "impressed by Rimbaud first as a still life. The Rimbaud series began several years ago when I found a French popular history magazine in a bookstall on the quai in Paris. The cover of the magazine had a portrait of Rimbaud, probably by some nineteenth-century academician [but in fact after Carjat 1871/2], and I was attracted by the way the face looked, physically. Seeing his face in a bookstall on the Seine--it just struck me how interested I was, how much he looked like a young boy, how amazing his face was. I then read his poems, and about his life, and that really fascinated me, but it was his face that I was attracted to." (Williams/Devereux 1977, 23.)  Scarce.   ||| Cover title: Rimbaud, le révolté.  Collation: 239 x 157 mm: 80 leaves, paginated 1-160.  Illustration: Numerous halftone illustrations and facsimiles (including nine relating to Rimbaud).  Binding: Color pictorial wrappers, priced 2 F.  Condition: Very good.  References: LCCN 49051785; OCLC 01586868. Not in SMSU/St Aubyn. Cf Williams/Devereux (1977) no. 150. .

$80.00

A short history of Kakiyemon potte[r]y

By Kakiemon Pottery Company, JSC

Nangawara (Saga-ken, Kyushu), 1950     ¶ A scarce promotional pamphlet written in earnest English, probably for Westerners visiting Japan during the Allied Occupation 1945-52: "We sincerely hope to have a special regard and we should be pleased if our articles are worthy of being added to Your goods."   ||| Collation: 256 x 187 mm irregular: Two leaves, paginated 1-3 [4 blank]. Text hectographed or mimeographed from manuscript fair copy.  Binding: Printed wrappers, map on lower wrapper recto.  Condition: Three lateral creases, withal a very good copy of a scarce and fragile pamphlet. .

$150.00

In armis ars. [Catalogue no. 3. By Ian D. D. Eaves et al; edited by Peter Scott-Edeson, John Wallace]

By Finer (Peter), firm

Shipston-on-Stour (Warks): Peter Finer, 1997     ¶ A typically lavish catalogue prepared by the leading dealers in the field; presenting sixty-four exceptional swords, helmets, shields, crossbows, quivers, armors, maces, cannon, pistols, powder-flasks, daggers, knives, rifles, rapiers, fowling-pieces, saddles, bayonets, mortars, etc, chiefly Continental, chiefly ca 1300 - ca 1860; including an important large "Still life of arms and armour from the collection of Sir Richard Wallace" by Desgoffe 1883 (pages [11-18]).   ||| Collation: In 8s (297 x 210 mm): Eighty-four leaves, paginated [1-168] (ie, not paginated). Pages [1-2] and [167-168] are pasted down, as issued.  Illustration: Numerous full-page and smaller color illustrations throughout.  Binding: Publisher's black linen lettered in gilt. Color-pictorial dust-jacket.  Condition: Fine.  Reference: MMA. .

$125.00

[Poster / Affiche:] La virée superbe | Peugeot | Balade sauvage entre les deux mers | du 24 au 29 juillet [1967?]

By Chwast, Seymour, b. 1931, artist

Paris: Delpire/Advico (Paris), for Peugeot ca 1970    ¶ Vivid promotional poster for Peugeot vélomoteurs, issued in conjunction with a 'wild ride between the two seas' -- presumably the Mediterranean and the Atlantic --, perhaps in 1967 (when 29 July was a Sunday); signed with Chwast's device in the image lower left, printer's imprint lower right. Another example of the same poster is preserved in the Cooper-Hewitt museum, New York.   ||| Poster 800 x 597 mm (31½ x 23½ inches) offset-lithographed in colors with color halftone, green-halftone margins. Condition: Margin slightly battered top right, withal a very good example of this scarce and fragile poster.  Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), of New York, picture-collector (Christie's New York, 4-5 May 2005, nos. 8-14 &c)..

$240.00

Handbook 2000, 18-26 March 2000, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands. [Organized by The European Fine Art Foundation]

By European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), 2000: Maastricht

's-Hertogenbosch (The Netherlands): The European Fine Art Foundation, 2000 *** ONLY EDITION. Maastricht, of course, is the preeminent fine-art fair. The present catalogue represents approximately two hundred leading dealers (including Agnew, Colnaghi, Finer, Tenschert), exhibiting works by Botero, Boudin, Bruegel, Cranach, De Kooning, Duerer, Fantin-Latour, Gabo, Giacommetti, Hockney, Homer, Hundertwasser, Leger, Lichtenstein, Lipschitz, Magritte, Matisse, Millet, Miro, Picabia, Picasso, Pissarro, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Sergent, Stella, Van Dongen, Villon, Vlaminck, Vuillard, Warhol, and others. -- In 12s and 8s (310 x 243 mm): Pp [1-3] 4-534 [535-536 blank]. Numerous color illustrations. Color-pictorial wrappers. A lavish production. -- OCLC 50490771 (OSU only). -- A fine copy. .

$160.00

Pensťes de Pascal sur l'Homme et Dieu, illustrťes de 57 eaux-fortes originales par Albert Gleizes: Exposition .†.†. [ŗ†la] chapelle de l'Oratoire en Avignon, .†.†. du 22†juillet au 31†aoŻt 1950

By Gleizes, Albert, 1881-1953

Avignon: Imprimerie Sp√©ciale de l'√Čdition (Villiers-le-Bel, Val d'Oise), 1950 ¬† ¬†¬†¬∂¬†ONLY EDITION, one of three hundred numbered copies.¬† Contents: [1]¬†title. [2]¬†Cette exposition a √©t√© organis√©e par M.¬†l'abb√© Roy en la chapelle de l'Oratoire √† Avignon .¬†.¬†.¬†. [3]¬†Avant-propos, par Nicolas Untersteller. 5-[14]¬†Introduction, par Albert Gleizes. [15-23]¬†facsimiles. [24]¬†justification de tirage [des Pens√©es il. Gleizes]. [25]-[31]¬†Table des gravures de l'ouvrage [c'est √† dire, des Pens√©es il. Gleizes]. [32]¬†justification de tirage, printer's imprint.¬† Very scarce. The present copy is numbered "286".¬†¬† |||¬†Cover title: Blaise Pascal: Pens√©es. Gravures d'Albert Gleizes.¬† Collation: In¬†16 (236¬†x 157¬†mm): 16¬†leaves, paginated [1-4] 5-30 [31-32].¬† Illustration: Nine full-page halftone facsimiles.¬† Binding: Pictorial wrappers.¬† Conditon: Fine.¬† Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), of New York, picture-collector (Christie's New York, 4-5 May 2005, nos.¬†8-14 &c).¬†¬† |||¬†For further details please contact Jay Dillon¬† Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.¬† Pour plus de pr√©cisions, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon¬† Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..

$125.00

Portrait díArthur Rimbaud = Portrait of Arthur Rimbaud

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Lengrand, Jean Michel, b. 1955

St Jean Carénage (St Barthélemy), 2002   ¶ A RICHLY EVOCATIVE PORTRAIT: The legendary brat-poet is depicted here from the famous photograph of Rimbaud aged seventeen, taken in Paris by Etienne Carjat about December 1871 (three months before Rimbaud stabbed Carjat in a postprandial fracas). Here the poet is transported to the foreground of his later milieu, an African landscape illuminated by a full moon top left. Distant clouds glow pink and yellow. Rimbaud's collar is burgundy velvet; his unruly hair is smoothed. "In the eyes", the artist says, "there is the romanti[ci]sm of a young poet, but also a part of night." In the middle distance, over the poet's left shoulder, la plus haute tour rises from the wetlands: It is a helix of manuscript-paper, "a tower of Babel", the artist says, "where the man wants to go untill [sic] the sky". Over the poet's right shoulder, leaves of manuscript-paper scatter heavenward, one by one becoming folded-paper birds flying off above and behind him, into infinity.   ||| Oil on panel (41 x 31 cm), signed "Jean Michel Lengrand" lower right.   ||| Pour une description en français, voir htt p://www.mag4. net/Rimbaud/album34. html (veuillez supprimer les espaces).   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below. .

$6120.00

Victor Hugo, 1802-1885

By Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.) Djibouti

Djibouti (Djibouti), 1985     ¶ A fine miniature portrait of the famous novelist, designed by Jean-Paul Veret-Lemarinier, of Forges les Bains near Paris, printed by Éditions de l'Aubetin (Switzerland), and issued at Djibouti on 24 June 1985. This is a DELUXE PROOF specially printed for the philatelic market: Such proofs are typically issued in very small numbers.   ||| Collation: Deluxe proof 130 x 100 mm (5 x 4 inches) overall, the stamp 49 x 27 mm lettered in French with Arabic, denominated 80 F, signed in print Veret-Lemarinier lower left and EDILA lower right, lithographed in colors within a sunken panel 70 x 50 mm on thick, coated (glossy) paper unmarked, broad margins, ungummed as issued.  Condition: Mint; eminently frameable.  Reference: Cf Scott (Djibouti) 601.  .

$65.00

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