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Journal d'une petite fille, 1940-1944. . . . 10e édition

By Rouchaud, Martine, b. 1928

Paris: NRF / Gallimard, 1945     ¶ Wartime diary of a young French girl aged 12-16, written for her father who was stranded in New York for the duration; INSCRIBED to a longtime friend of her father's, "Pour Béatrice Leval, qui maintenant n'est plus seulement l'amie de Papa, mais aussi la nôtre. Avec toute l'affection de Martine." (Beatrice Leval, of New York, was also a close friend of Jacques Schiffrin, who had founded the Éditions de la Pléiade in 1925 and who was then 'eliminated' from the cultural life of Paris in 1940; he emigated to New York, where he founded Pantheon Books in 1942 and published an English version of this Journal -- by Rimbaud's translator Louise Varèse -- in 1946.)   ||| Collation: In 8s (185 x 117 mm): 142 leaves, paginated [1-7] 8-281 [282-284].  Binding: Half green calf lettered in gilt, patterned boards and endpapers, top-edges gilt, others untrimmed, preserving the original printed wrappers (priced 115 F) bound in.  Condition: Browned as usual, spine sunned.  Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), picture-collector, from the author as above.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..

$125.00

Arthur Rimbaud, passant immobile. [Exposition] Bruxelles, Maison de la Francité, 13 mars - 3 avril 1992. [Essais par François Carrassan et al.]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Maison de la Francité (Brussels)

Brussels: Maison de la Francité, 1992     ¶ Thirty full-page portraits by various artists 1866-1986, with essays by François Carrassan, Olivier Rometti, and Jean Gillibert, also the dedication of Rimbaud's bust at Charleville 1927 (by André Breton et al) and an introduction 'D'Hyères à Bruxelles' by B. J. Ridopoulos; published in conjunction with the Rimbaud exhibition at Hyères 1991, Brussels 1992. Long out of print and VERY SCARCE on the market.   ||| At head of title: Évocation littéraire.  Cover imprint: L'Or des Îles.  Collation: In 8s (235 x 183 mm): 38 leaves, paginated [1-6] 7-73 [74-76]. Pages [1-2] and [76] are blank as issued.  Illustration: Thirty-nine full-page and two smaller illustrations (mostly portraits), after Rimbaud (3), Carjat (3), Delahaye (3), Fantin-Latour, Régamey, Verlaine (2), Isabelle Rimbaud (3), Berrichon (3), Bosshard, <Pierre>Gandon, <Louis>Marcoussis, <N.>Altman, <Valentine>Hugo (3), <Roger>Vieillard (3), <Fernand>Léger, <Roger de>La Fresnaye, <Germaine>Richier, <Ernest>Pignon-Ernest (2), and others.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers, foredge flaps.  Condition: Fine.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  =  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$180.00

Bateau ivre: Bulletin de la société des Amis de Rimbaud. . . . No. 17 (novembre 1963). [Rédacteur en chef, Pierre Petitfils]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Amis de Rimbaud

Charleville: Les Amis de Rimbaud, 1963     ¶ Only edition; including papers by Petitfils on "La fin d'une légende (Rimbaud négrier)" and Briet on "Deux sources du Bateau ivre et autres poèmes dans le sillage du Capitaine Cook et de Lamartine"; together with an unsigned account -- probably by Petitfils -- of Arthur Rimbaud vu par des peintres contemporains 1962. The last includes a charming and little-known anecdote of Picasso's portrait of Rimbaud 1960, undoubtedly closer to the truth than Fowlie's account 1993. The lower wrapper illustrates a sculpture called Hommage à Rimbaud (Le bateau ivre), by François Stahly. Scarce.   ||| Collation: In 8 (230 x 156 mm): Eight leaves, paginated [1] 2-16.  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: Fine, largely unopened.  Reference: ISSN 1141-7218.  Provenance: (1) Pierre Petitfils (1908-2002), the editor; presented to l' (2) Auberge Verte (Rémi Duhart), of Paris; (3) Frédéric Porta, of Clichy; sold 2005.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$150.00

Les fabulistes populaires. Illustrés par Bertall [pseud.]

By La Bédollière, Émile de, 1812-1883, editor

Paris: Gustave Barba, 1860 ¶ A SCARCE AND VERY VALUABLE COMPILATION comprising 232 moral fables in French verse, selected from the works of 127 fabulists other than La Fontaine and INCLUDING A FABLE ATTRIBUTED TO NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE, said to have been composed by him as a schoolboy at Brienne-le-Château. Each fabulist's work here is prefaced by a short bio-bibliographical note, ranging from two or three lines to a quarter page: Together these notes amount to a rudimentary BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE MINOR FRENCH FABULISTS circa 1530 - 1851, documenting some 140 fable-books in all. The editor inserts five of his own fables as well, explaining that 'Après avoir réuni les matériaux du présent recueil, il doit s'excuser d'y avoir inséré les fables suivantes, qui le déparent peut-être, mais qui ont l'avantage d'être inédites'. The whole work is prefaced by an essay on the history of the fable genre. The illustrator was Charles Albert d'Arnould (1820-1882), known as 'Bertall'. ¶ VERY SCARCE: Only one copy is recorded in the French union catalogue (CCFr); and only one other copy is known in America. ||| Caption-title. Series: Panthéon populaire illustré, 4ème série, no. 50. Collation: In 8s (301 x 213 mm): 24 leaves, paginated [1] 2-48. Two columns. Half-page wood-engraved headpiece and 18 wood-engraved illustrations after 'Bertall' by Best, Hotelin et Régnier. Binding: Bound ninth in a sammelband of twelve 'éditions populaires illustrées' dated 1850-51 or undated. Contemporary quarter dark-brown morocco, spine lettered 'Mélanges' in gilt and stamped in blind, black boards, marbled endpapers, red headbands, all edges trimmed & plain, binder's waste dated January 1856. ||| References: OCLC 14135706 (UCLA only); RLIN. Not in McKenzie or Carlson. See also Witkowski Les éditions populaires illustrées, 1848-1870 (1997). ||| Provenance: (1) Descotes(?); (2) Société des Missionnaires Diocésains, Pont d'Ain (near Lyon); (3) François Couderette, of Paris. Condition: Rubbed, shaken. ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon / Rare Books & Manuscripts, as below..

$4000.00

Fablos, contes, epitros et autros pouesios prouvencalos [Fables, tales, epistles, and other Provencal poems]

By Diouloufet, Jean Joseph Marius, 1771-1840

Aix-en-Provence: H. Gaudibert, 1829 *** ONLY EDITION; CONTAINING NINETY-EIGHT FABLES IN PROVENCAL (OCCITAN) VERSE glossed in French, together with a verse prologue celebrating La Fontaine and a long introductory essay in French on the Provencal language. The latter was written originally for an etymological dictionary whose publication had been delayed and which was, in fact, never published. ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES, printed for friends of the author and fans of 'lo gai saber'--ie, the Troubadour aesthetic. (The allusion here is to the Consistori del Gai Saber, a literary school or circle established at Toulouse in 1323, which codified Troubadour versification and fostered Troubadour-revival poetry slams.) -- Known for his numerous and charming poems and songs, the author was born at Eguilles, a commune about six miles northwest of Aix, on 19 September 1771. He taught for some years at Eguilles, and then married the owner of a silkworm-farm at Rognes. He moved afterwards to Aix, where he served as the town's assistant librarian and briefly as librarian; but he was relieved of his duties during the Revolution of 1830, presumably for political reasons. Diouloufet died of a violent apoplexy on 19 May 1840. His most famous work was Leis magnans: Pouemo didactique, en quatre chants (The silkworms: A didactic poem in four cantos) 1819. *** Collation: 8vo (217 x 141 mm UNTRIMMED): 258 leaves, paginated [i-ix] x-xxxix [xl-xliv], [1] 2-464 [465-472]. Illustration: Two lithographed plates (only, of five) by Marius Reinaud (1795-1868), wood-engraved vignette on title. Binding: ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS, plain laid pastedowns. References: Brunet ii 1148; OCLC 6950736 (Cleveland, Harvard). Condition: Scattered foxing, page-numbers 343-44 punched through, two quires somewhat browned as usual; the wrappers sympathetically rebacked, a bit of the upper foredge skillfully restored; withal A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY..

$2600.00

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

Rimbaud, 1854-1891

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Fantin-Latour, Henri, 1836-1904, after

Paris, 1951     ¶ The earliest postage-stamp -- and still the only French stamp -- devoted to Arthur Rimbaud; displaying a powerful portrait of the poet after Fantin-Latour (1872) with a storm-tossed boat and two great waterspouts in the background; designed by Paul Pierre Lemagny (1905-1977), engraved by G. A. Barlangue, and first issued at Charleville, 27 October 1951. Petitfils remarks that this stamp was "un grand succès", and that eighteen thousand were sold immediately.   ||| FULL SHEET OF FIFTY engraved postage-stamps (each 26 x 40 mm) denominated 15 F, printed in green ink on wove paper unmarked, plate no. 31681, cipher (pressmark) "IJ 3", full margins, dimensions 309 x 278 mm overall.  Condition: Near mint; partial fold-separations 5 cm center left and right.  References: BN/Briet (1954) 1148; Petitfils (1984) 111 (pages 77-78); qqv. Yvert 910; Scott 668.  < "Scott 668" = _Scott standard postage stamp catalogue_ 2004, v2 (sv France). p1053, no. 668 > .

$180.00

Poèmes saturniens. La bonne chanson. Cinq compositions originales en couleurs de A. Brouet, reproduites en héliogravure

By Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896

Paris: Rombaldi, Éditeur, 1936     ¶ FIRST EDITION thus, one of 3,000 numbered copies on vergé de Voiron. The present copy is numbered "329".   ||| Series: Collection Baldi "Les contemporaines", no. 6.  Collation: In 8s (196 x 146 mm): 66 leaves, paginated [1-6] 7-130 [131-132]. Title printed in red and black, page [132] blank as issued.  Illustration: Engraved frontispiece and four engraved plates all handcolored au pochoir, also one halftone illustration, after Auguste Brouet (1872-1941).  Binding: Three-quarter blue morocco lettered in gilt, mottled boards, marbled endpapers, top-edges gilt, preserving the original printed wrappers bound in.  Condition: Near fine, extremities barely rubbed.  Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), of New York, picture-collector.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..

$80.00

Le golf. [Par] Georges Jeanneau

By Miniature books.) Jeanneau, Georges, b. 1945

Paris: Éditions Biotop, 2002     ¶ FIRST EDITION of an original miniature book about golf -- smaller, in fact, than a golf ball --, by the author of Le golf en France 1999, Contes & nouvelles du golf 2001, and Le golf et les jeux olympiques 2003. This is a PRESENTATION COPY, accompanied by an autograph note SIGNED by the author, 28 April 2005.  Contents: Les origines; Principe du jeu; Le trou; Les clubs; La balle; Les règles; Vocabulaire; Le score; Les formes du jeu; Les compétitions; Les grands golfeurs; Champions français.  (Series: Collection 3.2; Le mini-livre.)   ||| Collation: 32 x 25 mm (1¼ x 1 inch): Forty leaves, paginated [1-5] 6-78 [79-80].  Binding: Pictorial wrappers.  Condition: As new.  .

$65.00

Missel de l'amour sentimental; précéde d'un discours préliminarie suivi d'un lexique. Par M. George Barral. Deuxième édition elzévirienne

By Barral, Georges, 1842-1913

Paris: C. Marpon & E. Flammarion (26, rue Racine) [et] Bibliothèque Physiologique (38, boulevard St-Germain), 1884 (colophon 1883)    ¶ Twelve essays on marriage -- (1) La recherche de l'amour sentimental, (2) Le choix de l'époux, (3) La coquetterie morale, (4) La coquetterie physique. (5) Le verbe d'amour conjugal, (6) La maison sans enfants, (7) Les garçons, (8) Les filles, (9) Les amis du mari, (10) Les amies de la femme, (11) Le mari et la religion, (12) Le paradis de l'amour dans la mariage --; together with a Discours préliminaire (pages [7]-13) and a Lexique des "mots spéciaux employés dans le Missel" ([177]-215). The colophon (page [223]) is dated 7 November 1883. Very scarce.   ||| At head of title: Le livre de l'épouse.  Collation: In 8s (123 x 80 mm): 112 leaves, paginated [1-7] 8-221 [222-224].  Binding: Fine three-quarter brown morocco lettered in gilt, patterned boards, patterned endpapers, 2 + 2 flyleaves, green-yellow-and-red register and headbands, top-edges gilt, unsigned, preserving the original printed wrappers bound in; bound en suite with Guyot Bréviaire de l'amour expérimental (1882) qv .  Condition: Very good, scattered foxing, joints trifle rubbed.  Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), of New York, picture-collector.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..

$100.00

Parallèlement. Édition accompagnée de documents inédits. Avec un frontispice gravé sur bois par P.-Eug. Vibert

By Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896

Paris: Georges Crès et Cie, 1914     ¶ FIRST EDITION thus, one of 1149 numbered copies, edited by Verlaine's bibliographer Adolphe van Bever; including facsimiles of autograph manuscripts 1873-74 (coll. Saffrey) exhibiting "appréciables variantes au texte définitif du présent ouvrage". The present copy is numbered "1106".   ||| Series: Les maîtres du livre, no. 37.  Collation: In 6s (188 x 129 mm untrimmed): 102 leaves, paginated [i-iv], [1-3] 4-193 [194-200]. Title printed in red & black.  Illustration: Wood-engraved frontispiece (bust of Verlaine, with revelers) by Pierre Eugène Vibert (1875-1937), printed in yellow and green; four folding plates (facsimiles).  Binding: Three-quarter blue morocco gilt, blue-cloth sides, marbled endpapers, top-edges gilt, others untrimmed, preserving the original printed wrappers (priced 7.50 F) bound in, by The Atelier Bindery (New York).  Condition: Very good, extremities rubbed.  Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), of New York, picture-collector.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..

$150.00

Ils l'ont appelée Cassandre

By Tabouis, Geneviève R. (Le Quesne), 1892-1985

New York: Éditions de la Maison Française, Inc, 1942     ¶ A PRESENTATION COPY, with the 1944 Christmas-card of Pour la victoire: Journal français d'Amérique (New York) laid in, inscribed "De la part de Geneviève Tabouis, avec ses meilleurs voeux" (On behalf of Geneviève Tabouis, with her best wishes).  Designed by Stan Fraydas (1908-1985), the card represents the Allies as Pére Noël setting a great star "Libération" atop a Christmas-tree laden with gift-boxes marked "France", "Grèce", "Hollande", "Belgique", "Yougoslavie", "Pologne", "Tchécoslovaque".   ||| Series: Collection "Voix de France".  Collation: In 16s (196 x 141 mm untrimmed): 208 leaves, paginated [i-ii], [1-9] 10-407 [408-414]. Pages [i-ii] and [410-414] are blank as issued.  Binding: Blue wove wrappers printed in black with red, publisher's catalogue ("No. 40") on the lower wrapper verso.  Condition: Very good, spine sunned as usual.  References: LCCN 42012757; OCLC 6495258.  Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), of New York, picture-collector.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..

$35.00

[Portrait of Rimbaud aged 36, with caravan and map]

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Djibouti

Djibouti (Djibouti), 1991     ¶ A STRIKING MINIATURE PORTRAIT based on Isabelle Rimbaud's drawing of her brother in East African costume 1891, with a caravan and a map (Aden and the horn of Africa) in the background; printed in Switzerland by Courvoisier and issued at Djibouti 23 December 1991.   ||| Postage-stamp 30 x 42 mm, denominated 150 F, lettered in French and Arabic, signed Courvoisier lower right, lithographed in colors, perforated as issued.  Condition: Mint, never hinged.  References: Yvert et Tellier (2002) no. 687.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  =  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous. .

$22.00

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

Le lieu et la formule. Choix et préface de Alain Borer

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891

Paris: Mercure de France, 1999     Selected poems and letters; a common modern pocket edition. Borer's preface is entitled "Rimbaud à perte de vue", pages 7-[11].  (Series: Le petit Mercure.)   ||| Collation: 160 x 101 mm: 63 leaves, paginated [1-6] 7-120 [121-126]. Pages [1-2] and [123-126] are blank as issued.  Illustration: Three illustrations (facsimiles).  Binding: Color-pictorial wrappers after Ernest Pignon-Ernest (qv), priced 24 FF. Conditon: Very good. .

$12.00

Nos Ardennes. Huit dessins de Paul Verlaine, Ernest Delahaye, Germain Nouveau; introduction et notes par Jules Mouquet

By Rimbaud, Jean Nicolas Arthur, 1854-1891.) Verlaine, Paul, 1844-1896

Geneva: Pierre Cailler, 1948 ¬†¬†¬∂¬†FIRST EDITION / √ČDITION ORIGINALE of Verlaine's charming prose sketches of Rethel and Vouziers, two towns in the Ardennes between Reims and Charleville. These were published originally in six installments in a Charleville daily 1882-83; but Verlaine never published them in book form, nor do they appear in his posthumous Oeuvres completes 1899-1902 &c. These pieces are enhanced here by reproductions of eight unpublished or obscurely-published drawings by Rimbaud's childhood friend Delahaye (3), by Germain Nouveau (3), and by Verlaine himself (2): Two of these drawings (Verlaine 1875, Delahaye 1880) include caricatures of Rimbaud.¬†¬† |||¬†Collation: In 8s (183 x 120 mm): 42 leaves, paginated [1-6] 7-74 [75-84]. Eight full-page illustrations.¬† Binding: Quarter red morocco lettered in gilt, patterned boards, patterned endpapers, 2 + 2 flyleaves, top-edges sprinkled black, others trimmed & plain, preserving the original printed wrappers bound in.¬† References: Not in SMSU/StAubyn or Fischer.¬†¬† |||¬†For further details please contact Jay Dillon¬† Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.¬†. First edition..

$150.00

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

Conjuration de Nicolas Gabrini, dit De Rienzi, tyran de Rome en 1347. Par le P. Du Cerceau. Nouvelle édition. Tome premier[-troisième]

By Rienzo, Cola di, d. 1354.) Du Cerceau, Jean Antoine, SJ, 1670-1730

Paris (343, rue de Chartres): Imprimerie de Chaignieau ainé, 1797     ¶ An attractive Revolutionary edition of this influential biography (which Gibbon had used, but Bulwer-Lytton would dismiss), published simultaneously on papier vélin at 18 livres and on papier fin (as here) at 9 livres.   ||| Collation: Three volumes 18mo in 6s (133 x 79 mm): 232, 244, 208 leaves; paginated [i-iv] [1] 2-225 [226-228], [i-iv] [1] 2-240, [i-iv] [1] 2-202 [203-204]. Half-titles, final blank 19/6 in volume 1, printer's adverts at end (volume 3, pages [203-204]).  Binding: Contemporary red straight-grain morocco gilt extra, gilt dentelles, blue watered-silk endleaves, 3 + 3 plain wove flyleaves, blue-and-white headbands, all edges gilt, unsigned.  Condition: Very good.  Reference: (Not in BN.)  Provenance: Beatrice Reiter Leval (1911-2004), of New York, picture-collector.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.  Pour plus de détails, veuillez contacter Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, comme ci-dessous..

$250.00

Esope. Eingeleitet und herausgegeben nach der Edition von 1486 von Beate Hecker

By Aesop.) Macho, Julien, tr

Hamburg: Romanisches Seminar der Universitaet Hamburg, 1982     ¶ A critical edition of Julien Macho's fifteenth-century version of Aesop in Middle French; based on the first complete edition, Lyon: Mathias Huss, 9 April 1486 (GW 370). Hecker's introduction discusses Steinhöwel's Aesop and its diffusion, early printing in Lyon, Julien Macho as editor and translator, the French Aesop and its editions, the woodcuts and their model, the history of the text, and Macho and his translation of Aesop, with a bibliography of 152 primary and secondary works. Index of fables, pages 284-88. Dissertation (PhD), Universität Hamburg, 1982. (Series: Hamburger Romanistische Dissertationen, 20.)   ||| Collation: 210 x 147 mm: Pp. cxiii, 288, [1]. Photo-offset from typescript original. Facsimiles.  Binding: Printed wrappers.  Condition: Very good, lower wrapper slightly stained.   ||| For further details please contact Jay Dillon  Rare Books + Manuscripts, as below.   < NB: This edition occurs in two issues, of unknown priority: (1) the present 'seminar issue', with two-line imprint on page [iii], page [iv] blank, bastard-title "Esope" on page [v], and pages [289-90] blank; and (2) a 'dissertation issue', with one-line imprint "Hamburg 1982" on page [iii], Hecker's advisers' names and examination-date "25. Januar 1982" on page [iv], an additional title (with two-line imprint) on page [v], and Hecker's vita on page [289], verso blank. A copy of the latter issue, slightly stained, fetched $120 in July 2000. >.

$120.00

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