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    La Caricature, 1830-1835. Lithographies complètes. An Illustrated Catalogue Raisonné of the Lithographs. by Philipon, Charles

    San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 2017. 536 pages. 9-/18 x 12-1/4 inches. Cloth in dust-jacket. Fully illustrated with all color prints reproduced in color. La Caricature was the 19th Century equivalent and the precursor of Charlie Hebdo. The editor Charles Philipon employed the major satirical artists of the mid-19th Century notably Daumier, Grandville, E. Forest, Charlet, Bellangé , Traviès, Raffet and Gavarni. It appeared for five years, between 1830-1835. The main subjects of the caricatures were Louis-Philippe and his entourage of July Monarchy politicians. Louis-Philippe, son of the Duke of Orléans, came to power after the 1830 Revolution as the Citizen King. However, he was not amused by the caricatures and once put Daumier in prison for 6 months, before suppressing the whole publication in 1835. He became more and more authoritarian and was finally forced to abdicate during the 1848 Revolution. The plates are numbered 1-524, but approximately 62 are double sheets so there are actually 462 separate prints. Georges Vicaire catalogued the 251 issues and 524 plates in 1895. However they have never been reproduced in a catalogue, nor has there been an English language discussion or catalogue of the corpus of prints Alan Wofsy Fine Arts of San Francisco will be publishing the first illustrated catalogue of all the lithographs that were published in La Caricature, 1830-1835 in the Spring of 2017. All of the works are described in French and English and are arranged in the order they appeared in the original publication. There is an index by artist and the catalogue by Georges Vicaire from 1895 is also included. Many of the artists contributed anonymously and were not identified by Vicaire but are now identified. Where there were no descriptions of the plates in the original publication (about 60 of the 462), this new edition now provides descriptions in French. There are essays in English are by Gordon Norton Ray and Edwin De Turck Bechtel and in French by Henri Beraldi and Georges Vicaire The general editor and designer is Corine Labridy-Stofle, a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. Melissa Bender, PhD, a lecturer at the University of California, Davis, and Joanna Oseman, a professional translator, have provided insightful English language descriptions of each of the caricatures. Alan Hyman, the editor of many catalogues raisonnés, is the Lektor. ________________________ Au XIXe siècle, La Caricature fut l'équivalent et le précurseur de Charlie Hebdo. Charles Philipon, son téméraire éditeur, y a rassemblé les grands plus artistes satiriques du milieu du siècle, notamment Daumier, Grandville, E. Forest, Charlet, Bellangé et Gavarni. Elle fut publiée pendant cinq ans, entre 1830-1835. Les principaux sujets des caricatures furent Louis Philippe et son entourage de politiciens, intronisés lors de la Monarchie de Juillet. Surnommé le Roi citoyen, Louis Philipe, fils du duc d'Orléans, arriva au pouvoir après la révolution de 1830. Malmené par Philipon et ses caricaturistes dès le début de son gouvernement, Louis Philipe n'était pas amusé par les dessins humoristiques qui le représentaient bien souvent sous les traits d'une poire. De rage, il fit même incarcérer Daumier, pendant 6 mois, puis bâillonnât enfin la publication pour de bon en 1835. Le Roi citoyen fut finalement forcé d'abdiquer lors de la révolution de 1848. Les planches sont numérotées de 1 à 524, mais environ 62 d'entre elles sont des planches doubles. Il y a donc 462 estampes distinctes. Georges Vicaire, le célèbre bibliographe, avait catalogué les 251 numéros de la publication et les 524 planches en 1895. Cependant, ils n'ont jamais été reproduits dans un catalogue, et il n'en existe aucune traduction en langue anglaise. Alan Wofsy Fine Arts publiera le premier catalogue illustré de toutes les lithographies qui ont été publiées dans La Caricature entre 1830 et 1835. La rédactrice est Corine Stofle, candidate au doctorat à l'Université de Californie, Berkeley. Toutes les oeuvres sont décrites en français et en anglais et seront disposées dans l'ordre chronologique de leur apparition dans la publication originale. Il y a un index par artiste, ainsi que le catalogue de Georges Vicaire de 1895. Il y a plusieurs essais de spécialistes de l'époque.


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    A Wanderer Among Pictures a Companion to the Galleries of Europe by E. V. Lucas by E. V. Lucas

    NY: George H. Doran & Co.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1924. First American Edition; First Printing. Hard Cover. This vintage antiquarian volume has light edge wear. Light foxing to first few pages, in dust jacket with ligth edge wearm wear to spine ends, lght rubbing and minor soiling. The dust jacket is protected by an adjustable mylar cover. A 6 by 9 inch 298 Page Hardcover See Photos; A nice collectible copy of this first edition in the very scarce dust jacket. Sit down and have a short vacation with this wonderful book on what it was like to tour the art galleries of Europe. A true modern day classic. ; Black and White Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 298 pages .


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    Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851 New Revised Edition by GUNNIS, Rupert

    London: The Abbey Library. No Date, circa mid-1960s. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Interior starting to tan with age. Illustrated with Black and White plates. 514pages. Over 1700 individual biographies and lists of works. Includes Index. . Revised Edition. Hardcover.


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    Sergueï Eisenstein. Dessins secrets by Jean-Claude Marcadé, Galia Ackerman

    Light wear to cover edges, clean unmarked. Rare art reference.


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    Art: A History of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture: Volume I: Prehistory, Ancient World, Middle Ages [and] Volume II: Renaissance, Baroque, Modern World by HARTT, Frederick

    New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1976. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Two volume set. Quartos. 468pp., 527pp. Small stain on bottom edge of rear board on volume one, owner's name on front fly and highlighting on some pages of volume two, very good in a very good lightly rubbed dustwrapper with chip on spine head and writing indentations on rear panel of volume two.


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    Dante's Inferno by Alighieri, Dante, Tom Phillips

    Beautiful and interesting illustrated edition of Dante's Inferno by Tom Phillips. First edition, large. In clean, unmarked condition, DJ lightly worn at edges. International and expedited shipping will require additional costs.


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    Classic Maya Pottery at Dumbarton Oaks by Michael Douglas Coe

    [Washington: Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, 1975.]. Folio. 30 pp. Portfolio bound in red cloth with a soft cover booklet inside and 16 loose color plates. Very Good; inside pocket for booklet is ripped on on one side. Features prints of Mayan pottery. First edition.


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    Papers Papiers by Peter Greenaway

    light wear to dj edges otherwise like new


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    The Fine and Decorative Art Collections of Britain and Ireland (The National Art-Collections Fund Book of Art Galleries and Museums. by Chapel, Jennie & Gere, Charlotte [Written and Edited by]

    London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1985. Quarto Size. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in our purpos-made plastic sleeve. Small tear to lower front DJ panel has been home-repaired with sticky tape. Introduction by Sir John Summerson. Picture research, sub-editing and indexes by Caroline Cuthbert, Jane Shoaf Turner and Francis Graham. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates and drawings. This is a heavy book please check with us for shipping charges. 359 pages A survey of 400 museums and art galleries. Includes the whole gamut of the fine and decorative arts. . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    British Prints : Dictionary and Price Guide by MacKenzie, Ian

    Woodbridge Suffolk UK: Antique Collectors Club, 1988 650 Black and white illustrations and 51 colour illustrations. A key collecting book, covers condition and rarity, subject matter, identification of prints and the various processes used.


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    Still Life in Impressionism by Venturi, Simonetta (Text); Mascheroni, Anna Maria (Editor)

    London: Park Lane. 1993. Quarto Size. Very Good condition. Illustrated with 44 colour plates. 63 pages . Reprint. Softcover.


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    Yves Klein 1928 1962: a Retrospective by Dominique Bozo, Dominique De Menil Yves

    Some wear to edges and spine, pages clean and unmarked with tight binding. Additional costs will apply to expedited and international shipping.


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    Max Ernst by Werner Spies

    In clean, unmarked condition with just minor wear to edges. in clear plastic DJ.


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    Robert Rauschenberg: Anagrams (A Pun) by Robert Rauschenberg

    In new, unmarked condition, very light wear to edges


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    Voyage autour du Salon Carré au Musée du Louvre. Ouvrage illustré de 40 Héliogravures par Braun by Gruyer, F.- A

    Paris: Librairie de Firmin-Didot, Paris, 1891. Folio. 3/4 red morocco. Demi chagin à coins. 496 pp. Label of Auguste Fontaine. De 1834 à 1882 Auguste Fontaine · De 1888 à 1920 Emile Rondeau et Jules ... à être apposés sur les reliures des ouvrages de leur bibliothèque personnelle.


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    Seeing is Believing by Muniz, Vik; Charles Ashley Stainback; Mark Alice Durant

    Clean and unmarked book, DJ has wear to edges with red mark on front cover.


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    Contemporary Japanese Prints by Michiaki Kawakita

    Tokyo; Palo Alto, CA: Kodansha International, 1970. Folio. 187 pp. Bound in ivory cloth with black and red illustrations. Set in a clear dust jacket and a cardboard slip case. Near Fine. Color & B/W plates. Features Japanese prints.


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    Christo by BOURDON, David

    Rare art book. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1970. First edition. Hardcover. Early monograph on Christo. 320 illustrations. Dust jacket torn on front hinge and spine. Book pages clean and unmarked, though foxing present on page edges.


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    Phaidon Encyclopedia of Art and Artists

    (Oxford): Phaidon, 1978. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition. Quarto. 704pp. Illustrated with color and black and white plates. Near fine lacking the dustwrapper.


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    The Berenson Collection by Franco Russoli; Nicky Mariano

    Milano, Italy: Arti Grafiche Ricordi, 1964. Folio. 32 pp. + [400 pp.?] of plates & descriptions. Bound in red cloth with gilt titles and set in a hard slip case. Near Fine. 102 plates, mostly in color. Features works by Renaissance masters from the collection of Bernard Berenson. Text in English. First Edition.


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    Nancy Graves: Excavations in Print - a Catalogue Raisonne [Catalogue Raisonne, Catalog Raisonné, Complete Works, Life and Work, Raisonnee] by Padon, Thomas; Carter J. Brown; Nancy Graves

    Unopened in original plastic


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    How to Distinguish the Saints in Art by their Costumes, Symbols and Attributes by Major Arthur de Bles

    New York, NY: Art Culture Publications, 1925. Folio. 168 pp. Bound in blue boards with a faded gilt motif and titles on the front cover. Very Good; some rubbing along extremities + discoloration on end pages. 43 b/w plates and more than 400 b/w illustrations. First Edition.


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    The Earlier Italian Schools (National Gallery Catalogues) by Davies, Martin

    London: The National Gallery. 1986. Very Good condition. Spine faded. This is a heavy book and will cost more to ship internationally. Please contact us for a precise quote for your part of the world. 623 pages . Reprint of Revised Edition. Trade Paperback.


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    Hiroshige, Vol. I by Yone Noguchi

    London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd.; Tokyo: Maruzen Co., Ltd., 1940. Folio. 156 pp. Bound in a navy cloth folder with ivory latches and gilt titles. Good. Front and spine boards are loose and the blue cloth is ripped in places, but binding is still tight and the volume itself is in near excellent condition. Sheets are doubled. Features the works of Japanese master ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige and text by Yone Noguchi. Color, half-tone, and B/W plates. Made and printed in Japan with Japanese bookmaking techniques. Edition of 2200 of which 300 were for sale. Text in English.


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    Victorian Olympus by Gaunt, William

    London: Jonathan Cape. 1975. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with colour plates. 176 pages. . Revised Edition. Hardcover.


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