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

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

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2001
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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… Read more
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¬∂¬†√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… Read more
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La mouche. Par Alfred de Musset. Lithographies de E.-M. Pérot

by Musset, Alfred de, 1810-1857

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Published
1946
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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,… Read more
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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:… Read more
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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.… Read more
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Francis Poictevin. [Texte de Paul Verlaine. Dessin de Manuel Luque]

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

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Published
1893
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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.) … Read more
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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.)  … Read more
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François Coppée. [Texte de Paul Verlaine. Dessin d'Émile Cohl, pseud.]

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

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Published
1885
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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… Read more
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Printed books and manuscripts, including printing history and reference

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

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2001
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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. .
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Arthur Rimbaud. Par Gérard Bauër

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

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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… Read more
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A short history of Kakiyemon potte[r]y

by Kakiemon Pottery Company, JSC

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Published
1950
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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… Read more
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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… Read more
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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… Read more
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'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,… Read more
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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,… Read more
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Victor Hugo, 1802-1885

by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.) Djibouti

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Published
1985
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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… Read more
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Edmond de Goncourt. [Texte de Paul Verlaine. Dessin de Coll-Toc, pseud.]

by Goncourt, Edmond Louis Antoine Huot de, 1822-1896.)  Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896

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Published
1886
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Paris: Librairie Vanier, 1886   ¶ FIRST EDITION, and in fact the only separate edition, of Verlaine's sketch of the elder Goncourt, novelist, diarist, and legendary testator whose famous will established the Prix Goncourt and gave heart to auctioneers everywhere: It is my wish, he wrote, that my drawings, my prints, my curiosities, my books--in short, these works of art which have… Read more
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Minneapolis: Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1970 *** ONLY EDITION; representing De Lisio's first exhibition in the United States and reproducing his remarkable portraits in terra-cotta or bronze of Proust, Marianne Moore, Poe (2), Stevenson, Janet Flanner, Gertrude Stein (2), Nabokov, Auden, Beardsley (2), Pound, Wilde, Henry James, Verlaine and Rimbaud, Baudelaire, and Joyce (2). Foreword by Anthony M. Clark. Rare.… Read more
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