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David Elginbrod

by MACDONALD, George

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London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863. Gothically Romantic NovelIn the Original ClothNot in Sadleir or WolffMACDONALD, George. David Elginbrod. In Three Volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863.First edition of the author's first published novel. Three octavo volumes (7 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches; 199 x 125 mm.). viii, 325, [1]; vi, 335, [1]; vi, 398.Original brick red pebble-grain cloth with covers ruled in blind and spines ruled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt. A few leaves in gathering N in Volume I poorly opened at top and a few leaves in gathering H in Volume III poorly opened at edge (none affecting any text). The front cover of Volume I shows evidence of a lending library label having once been affixed, and the front and rear pastedowns of Volume III show signs of there once having been a brown paper protective cover. Otherwise, this is as near fine a set as one could ever wish for, with the hinges sound and the gilt lettering on the unfaded spines fresh and bright."[Macdonald] and his family… Read more
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Three Hundred and Twenty Picturesque Views in Great Britain
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Three Hundred and Twenty Picturesque Views in Great Britain

by MACKENZIE, Charles; BONNER, G.W.

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London: Edward Lacey, 1835. Three Hundred and Twenty Hand Colored Views of Great BritainMACKENZIE, Charles. BONNER, George Wilmot, illustrator. Three Hundred and Twenty Picturesque Views in Great Britain, Land and Water Scenery ---Castles----Towns---Villages---Seats---Ruins---Vilas---Churches---Bridges---Public Buildings---and all Objects of Note and Interest, The Whole Drawn & Engraved by G.W. Bonner. With Descriptive Illustrations, by Charles Mackenzie. London: Edward Lacey, [1835]. First [and only?] edition. Oblong quarto (8 13/16 x 11 1/4 inches; 224 x 286. [24] pp. Thirty six hand colored wood-engraved plates each with between six and nine illustrations. Publishers decoratively blind-stamped dark green ribbed cloth, front cover lettered in gilt, yellow coated end-papers. The thirty-six plates include three hundred and twenty hand-colored views of: The Isle of Wight; Hasings & St. Leonards; Southampton; The New Forest; Richmond; The River Thames; Tunbridge Wells; Dover; Margate; Ramsgate;… Read more
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Darkening Ecliptic, The
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Darkening Ecliptic, The

by MALLEY, Ern; NOLAN, Sidney, artist; MELVILLE, Robert; LYNN, Elwyn

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London: Published by R. Alistair McAlpine, 1974. The Greatest Literary Hoax of the Twentieth Century"MALLEY, Ern. NOLAN, Sidney, artist. The Darkening Ecliptic. Poems by Ern Malley. Paintings by Sidney Nolan, Preface by Robert Melville. Introduction by Elwyn Lynn. [London]: Published by R. Alistair McAlpine, 1974. First edition. Limited to 1,000 copies.Folio (12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches; 311 x 241 mm.). 56 pp. Seventeen full-page Caran D'ache illustrations and numerous color drawings within the text.Publisher's tan boards front cover lettered and with a deign in black, spine lettered in black, color pictorial paste-downs. A fine copy in the original color printed dust-jacket."Ern Malley was an Australian poet who died at the age of twenty-five in 1943. In fact he did not exist, his life and poetry was a hoax. But his poems still remain, haunting the imagination, like a fake holy ghost." (dust jacket front flap).Ernest Lalor "Ern" Malley was a fictitious poet and the central figure in Australia's most… Read more
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Voyage Pittorèsque de Paris au Havre
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Voyage Pittorèsque de Paris au Havre

by MALO, Charles

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Paris: Louis Janet, 1828. A Color-Plate Tour Down the River Seine[MALO, Charles]. Voyage Pittor√ɬ®sque de Paris au Havre sur les Rives de la Seine. Paris: Louis Janet, [1828]. First edition. Sixteenmo (5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches; 146 x 89 mm.). [viii], [1]-207, [1, blank] pp. Hand colored copper-plate vignette title-page of a steam ship on the Seine and ten charming hand-colored copper plates depicting a journey down the Seine from Paris to Le Havre.Beautifully bound ca. 1960 in full maroon straight-grain morocco, covers richly decorated in gilt with an inlaid central oval of olive green morocco and four small red flowers in corners. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt and with inlaid red or olive green oval panels decorated in gilt. Decorative gilt ruled board edges, decoratively ruled turn-ins, marbled endpapers and original? pink paper wrappers bound in. All edges gilt.A truly wonderful copy of this charming little tour down the river Seine."An anonymously published… Read more
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I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed)
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I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed)

by MANZONI, Alessandro; LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB; OFFICINA BODONI; BRAMANTI, Bruno

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Verona: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1951. The Unwavering Strength of Love"MANZONI, Alessandro. I Promessi Sposi (The Betrothed). The 1844 translation revised and with an introduction by Roanld H. Boothroyd. Illustarted with the designs of Francesco Gonin engraved for this edition by Bruno Bramanti. Verona: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1951.Limited to 1,500 copies signed by Giovanni Mardersteig and Bruno Bramanti, this being no. 943.Large octavo (10 1/2 x 7 inches; 266 x 177 mm.). xiv, 676, [4] pp. Illustrated throughout with wood-engravings by Bruno Bramanti. Publisher's quarter natural Italian linen over hand-painted paper boards. A fine copy in the original pale-gray dust jacket, spine printed in black (a couple of short tears at head of jacket spine) and the original black cardboard slipcase.The Betrothed or I Promessi Sposi is an Italian is an Italian historical novel which was first published in 1827, in three volumes. It has been called the… Read more
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If No One Ever Marries Me
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If No One Ever Marries Me"

by McCLINTOCK, Barbara, artist

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: , 2012. A Lovely Original WatercolorFrom Leave Your SleepAdapted to Music by Natalie MerchantMcCLINTOCK, Barbara, artist. "If No One Ever Marries Me". From Leave Your Sleep by Natalie Merchant. [N.p.], 2012.Original pen, ink and watercolor illustration. Signed "Barbara McClintock" on lower left-hand corner.Image size: 9 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches; 244 x 200 mm. Matted. (Mat size: 18 x 14 inches; 457 x 356 mm.).A lovely illustration from the collection of classic children's poetry in Leave Your Sleep. This book was adapted to music by Natalie Merchant, and opens the door to a wondrous world filled with witches and fearless girls, blind men and elephants, giants and sailors and dancing bears. It features a daring and delightful selection, ranging from the beloved to the undiscovered. Natalie Merchant's brilliant musical renderings, selected from her highly praised album, share the stage with Barbara McClintock's richly imagined art to create a memorable reading, looking, and listening… Read more
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Arte Del Navigare

by MEDINA, Pietro da

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Venice: Appresso Tomaso Baglioni, 1609. The First Practical Treatise on NavigationSecond Italian EditionMEDINA, Pietro da. Arte Del Navigare dell'eccel Dottor Pietro Da Medina. Nella quale copiosamente si tratta tutto quello, che appartiene alla Navigatione, e sua cognitione. Venice: Appresso Tomaso Baglioni, 1609.Second edition in Italian (first published in 1554) of this ground-breaking Spanish work on Compass Navigation.Small quarto (7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches; 197 x 145 mm.). [xiv], 137, [3, blank] pp. Title-page printed in red and black and with a large woodcut. Full-page woodcut map of Europe, the Atlantic Ocean and the New World on page 33 (identical to the 1554 edition) and numerous woodcut illustrations and diagrams throughout. Numerous woodcut head pieces and initial letters. Early ink name on either side of woodcut, library blind-stamp at top of title. Contemporary mottled calf, spine with four raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Spine expertly repaired at… Read more
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Love Poems

by MEUNIER, Charles, binder; CAMOENS. Luis de

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: Privately Reprinted, 1886. Just like Love is yonder rose,Heavenly fragrance round it throws..."Luis de Camoens - Portugal's Greatest PoetA Wonderful Inlaid Binding by Charles Meunier[MEUNIER, Charles, binder]. CAMOENS. Luis de. Love Poems from the Portuguese of Luis de Camoens. By Lord Viscount Strangford. [London]: Privately Reprinted, 1886. Limited to 50 copies on Japan Paper (this being number 49), signed by the editor, B.B. Haggin. Additionally inscribed on a front blank leaf "Compliments of the Editor/B.B. Haggin/March 27th, 1892."Small quarto (8 9/16 x 6 9/16 inches; 217 x 167 mm.). [iv], [117], [3, blank] pp. Original stiff paper wrappers decorated in gold bound in. Illustrated with very attractive, engraved head and tail-pieces.Bound ca. 1886 by Charles Meunier (stamp-signed in gilt on lower turn-in). Full rose colored crushed morocco, each cover richly and decoratively bordered in gilt surrounding a rectangular foliate frame with sixteen flowers inlaid in black morocco and fourteen leaves… Read more
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More "Very Young" Songs

by MILNE, A.A.; SHEPARD, E.H.; FRASER-SIMSON, H.

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London: Methuen & Co. Ltd [and] Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd., 1928. First Edition A.A. Milne Songbook with Thirty-Eight Illustrations by Ernest H. ShepardMILNE, A.A. More "Very Young" Songs from "When We Were Very Young" and "Now We Are Six". Words by A.A. Milne. Music by H. Fraser-Simson. Decorations by E.H. Shepard. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd [and] Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew, Ltd., [1928]. First edition. Large quarto (12 x 9 5/8 inches; 304 x 244 mm.). [vi], 40, [1, blank], [1, imprint] pp. With thirty-eight fine line drawings, many of Christopher Robin and 'Pooh Bear', the final one with 'Piglet' as well.Publisher's tan cloth over brown boards, pictorial label on front cover. A near fine copy.The songs:Us TwoKnights and LadiesIn the DarkShoes and StockingsForgivenBinkerNursery ChairsWaiting at the WindowSpring MorningThe End.
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Select Comedies of Mr. De Moliere
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Select Comedies of Mr. De Moliere

by MOLIERE, Jean Baptiste Poquelin de

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London: Printed for John Watts, 1732. First Collected Edition In English and FrenchMOLIERE, Jean Baptiste Poquelin de. Select Comedies of Mr. De Moliere. French and English. In eight volumes with a frontispiece to each Comedy. London: Printed for John Watts, 1732. First collected edition in English and French, published eighteen years after the 1714 six volume first English edition.Eight small octavo volumes (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches; 164 x 95 mm.). Titles printed in red and black. Engraved portrait frontispiece in volume one and seventeen engraved frontispiece plates (one for each play).Full contemporary sprinkled calf, covers double-ruled in blind, spines with five raised bands, maroon morocco gilt lettering labels, decorated board edges. Each volume with a neat contemporary ink inscription "Marie Synge son Livre". Some light wear to a few joints but overall a near fine and quite remarkable set in its original calf binding.Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Moliere, was a French playwright… Read more
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Chansons de P.J. Béranger Anciennes, Nouvelles et Inédites
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Chansons de P.J. Béranger Anciennes, Nouvelles et Inédites

by MONNIER, Henri; DEV√ɬąRIA, Achille; B√ɬČRANGER, Pierre-Jean de

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Paris: Baudouin Fr√ɬ®res, √ɬČditeurs, 1828. Pierre-Jean de B√ɬ©ranger "The Most Popular French Songwriter of All Time" "The First Superstar of French Popular Music"Thirty Three (of Forty) Hand Colored Lithograph Plates by Henri MonnierMONNIER, Henri, illustrator. Chansons de P.J. B√ɬ©ranger Anciennes, Nouvelles et In√ɬ©dites, avec des vignettes de Dev√ɬ©ria et des dessins colori√ɬ©es d'Henri Monnier. Suivies des Proc√ɬ®s Intent√ɬ©s a l'Auteur. Paris: Baudouin Fr√ɬ®res, √ɬČditeurs, 1828. First edition. Two octavo volumes (8 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 207 x 130 mm.). [ii], [1]-439, 1, blank]; [iv], [1]-438 pp. Some light waterstaining to the top edge of the first few leaves in volume one, not affecting text.Thirty-three (of forty) superb hand colored lithograph plates by Henri Monnier and numerous charming black & white vignettes by Achille Dev√ɬ®ria. The color plates have the original tissue guards. The plates that were never included in this copy are numbers: 21, 26, 28, 31, 35, 37, & 39.(These… Read more
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Les Petites Félicités et les Petites Misères Humaines
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Les Petites Félicités et les Petites Misères Humaines

by MONNIER, Henry

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Paris: Delpech, 1829. Henry Monnier's Parody on Thomas Rowlandson's Miseries of Human Life"From Childhood to Old Age"MONNIER, Henry. Les Petites F√ɬ©licit√ɬ©s et Les Petites Mis√ɬ®res Humaines. Paris: Delpech, 1829.Oblong quarto (10 x 13 1/8 inches; 253 x 332 mm.). Ten fine and amusing hand colored lithograph plates (all mounted on stubs). Bound ca. 1925 by Ren√ɬ© Kieffer (with his binders label on verso of front end-paper) in half dark blue straight-grain morocco over marbled boards. Spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, marbled end-papers. Fine. The amusing images cover life in France from L'Enfance to La Vieilesse (from Childhood to Old Age).The plates:Les Petites F√ɬ©licit√ɬ©s1. L'Enfance.2. La Jeunesse.3. L'Age Mur.4. La Vieillesse.5. La Chaleur.Les Petites Mis√ɬ®res Humaines1. L'Enfance.2. La Jeunesse.3. L'Age Mur.4. Vieillesses.5. Le Froid.Exceptionally rare with only one copy in libraries and institutions worldwide: The Gordon N. Ray copy (dated as 1840) at the Morgan Library… Read more
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Jadis et aujourd'hui
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Paris: Delpech, Editeur et Imprimeur en Lithographie, 1829. Then" and "Now"-Eighteen Scarce Hand-Colored Lithographed Plates By Le Maitre MonnierMONNIER, Henri. Jadis et aujourd'hui. Paris: Delpech, 1829.Title from front wrapper. Oblong folio (Plate size: 10 3/4 x 14 inches; 274 x 356 mm.; Wrapper size: 11 5/8 x 16 1/8 inches; 296 x 410 mm.). Eighteen hand-colored lithographed plates, depicting bankruptcy, childhood, dressing, the boudoir, a physician, an attorney, the promenade, an evening gathering, etc. ,"then" and "now."Loose, as issued, in the original cream-colored lithographed wrappers. Spine of wrappers neatly repaired. The plates are very clean, with only minimal edge browning. A wonderful copy of this extremely scarce series of plates.Very scarce, with just two copies in libraries and institutions worldwide: Kunstbibli Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin (Germany), and The Morgan Library & Museum (NY, USA). The Morgan Library copy appears to be uncolored."Between 1825 and 1827 Monnier passed much… Read more
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Moeurs Parisiennes
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Moeurs Parisiennes

by MONNIER, Henry

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Paris: Chez Gihaut fr√ɬ®res, 1828. Henry Monnier's Rare Album of Parisian MannersMONNIER, Henry. Moeurs Parisiennes... [Parisian Manners]. Paris: Chez Gihaut fr√ɬ®res, 1828. First edition. Quarto (10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches; 276 x 216 mm.). Ten humorous hand colored plates lithographed by de Villain. Minimal, mainly marginal foxing, otherwise near fine.Recently bound by Roger Devauchelle in full violet cloth, black leather label lettered in gilt on front board. Publishers pink printed wrapper/title bound in before the plates.A very scarce little album - we have only seen this title once before. According to OCLC there are just two copies located in institutions worldwide (Herzogin Anna Amalia Biblithek Klassik, and Kunstbiblio Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin) .The plates:1. "Les Sots sont ici bas pour nos menus plaisirs" - (The fools are down here for our pleasures)2. "Un Futur" - (A future)3. "Une Education √ɬ† faire" - (An education...)4. "Inutilit√ɬ©s" - (Utilities)5. "On ne vous voit plus Milord!."… Read more
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Moeurs Administratives

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Paris: Delpech, 1828. One of Monnier's Great AlbumsGroveling Bureaucrats at Work, aka IdleMONNIER, Henry. Moeurs Administratives, Dessin√ɬ©es d'apres Nature par... Paris: Delpech, 1828. First edition, Series II only. Oblong quarto (10 1/4 x 13 7/8 inches; 262 x 352 mm.). Complete with the engraved vignette title-page and twelve hand-colored lithographed plates, all mounted on stubs. Bound ca. 1925 [by Ren√ɬ© Kieffer] in half maroon straight-grain morocco over marbled boards. Spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, marbled end-papers.The plates:1. Huit heures. (Eight o'clock)2. Neuf heures. (Nine o'clock)3. Dix heures. (Ten o'clock)4. Dix heures et demie. (Half past ten))5. Midi. (Noon)6. Une heure. (One o'clock)7. Deux heures. (Two o'clock)8. Quatre heurs. (Four o'clock)9. M. le Chef de Division donnant une audience. (the head of division giving a lecture)10. Un jour d'audience. A day of lecturing)11. Demande d'Augmentation. (Increased requests)12. MM. le Directeur, Chefs,… Read more
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Distractions

by MONNIER, Henry; CRUIKSHANK, George

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Paris & London: Paulin Libraire-√ɬČditeur, Colnaghi, Son and Co, 1832. The Manners of French Society Executed with Gentle SatireMONNIER, Henry. CRUIKSHANK, George. Distractions, par Henry Monnier to is friend George Cruikshank. Paris & London: Paulin Libraire-√ɬČditeur, Colnaghi, Son and Co., 1832. First edition. Oblong folio (11 x 16 inches; 280 x 406 mm.). Lithographed title-page with hand-colored vignette by George Cruikshank, and six (of nine) fine hand colored lithographed plates with twenty-nine titled images, lithographed by Delarue after Henry Monnier.An original album of six (of nine**) hand colored lithographed plates (plus the George Cruikshank plate) from this exceptionally rare series. Later plain wrappers, stitched as issued. A fine example. Housed in a fleece-lined, half dark green morocco over green cloth boards clamshell case. Spine with five raised bands decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt. Our plate count (of six) is identical to the copy in the Bibliotheque National de… Read more
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Galerie Th√ɬ©√ɬĘtrale
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Paris: Chez Hy. Gaugain et Cie...et chez E. Ardit, 1828. Monnier's "Theatrical Gallery"[MONNIER, Henry, illustrator]. Galerie Th√ɬ©√ɬĘtrale. Paris: Chez Hy. Gaugain et Cie....et chez E. Ardit, [n.d., 1828].Quarto (10 1/8 x 8 3/8 inches; 258 x 216 mm.). Twenty-four numbered hand-colored plates lithographed by E. Ardit and H. Gaugain. Plates 13 through 24 with triangular embossed stamp of E. Ardit in the lower margin. Plates skillfully extended at lower margins. Some very light scattered foxing, still an excellent copy of this very rare suite. Recently bound by Roger Devauchelle in full violet cloth, printed paper label on front board. Original brown paper pictorial front wrapper/title bound in.OCLC locates just four copies in libraries and institutions worldwide: The Morgan Library & Museum (NY, USA); University of Chicago (IL, USA), University of Nortgh Carolina, Chapel Hill (NC, USA) and Toronto Public Library (ON, CA)."As a boy Monnier had been fond of fairs and popular entertainments, and in… Read more
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Boutades

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Paris: Delpech, 1830. A Scarce Sampler of Social PretensionsThe Jovial Spirit and Verve of MonnierOn the Ridiculous, Freakish Vanities of Parisian Society MONNIER, Henri. Boutades [Jokes]. Paris: Delpech, n.p. [1830]. First edition complete as issued. Oblong quarto (11 1/8 x 14 3/8 in; 283 x 365 mm). Hand-colored pictorial engraved title-page and six superb hand-colored lithographs. Loose, as issued.The hand-colored lithograph title-page depicts a liveried black servant offering a group of caricatures for your consideration. Chemised in a half green morocco clamshell case, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt.An album of extreme scarcity, with no copies coming to auction within the last forty-six years. OCLC/KVK locate only one complete copy in libraries and institutions worldwide at The Getty Research Institute Library (US, CA). The Morgan Library and Museum (US, NY) - have an imperfect copy at the bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987, lacking title-page and plate 2 (Dilettanti).We… Read more
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Paris: Delpech, Editeur et Imprimeur en Lithographie, 1829. Then" and "Now"-Eighteen Scarce Hand-Colored Lithographed Plates By Le Maitre MonnierMONNIER, Henry. Jadis et aujourd'hui. Paris: Delpech, 1829.Title from front wrapper. Oblong folio (10 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches; 270 x 353 mm.). Pictorial lithograph wrapper and eighteen hand-colored lithographed plates, depicting bankruptcy, childhood, dressing, the boudoir, a physician, an attorney, the promenade, an evening gathering, etc. ,"then" and "now." The plain rear wrapper is also bound in at the end.Bound ca. 1925 [by Ren√ɬ© Kieffer] in quarter dark blue straight-grain morocco over marbled boards. Spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, marbled end-papers. Lower tip of spine a little chipped, minimal rubbing to board extremities, otherwise fine.The plates are very clean, with only minimal edge browning. A wonderful copy of this extremely scarce series of plates.Loosely inserted is a duplicate of plate 15 "Jadis. Une Soir√ɬ©e."Very scarce,… Read more
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Six Quartiers de Paris
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Six Quartiers de Paris

by MONNIER, Henry

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Paris: Delpech, 1828. Extremely Rare MonnierMONNIER, Henri. Six Quartiers de Paris. Paris: [Fran√ɬßois S√ɬ©raphin] Delpech, 1828. A rare suite of six hand colored lithographed plates, (without the hand colored lithographed title) otherwise complete as issued. Oblong quarto. Plate size: 9 x 12 inches (231 x 307 mm). Bound to contemporary style in full dark green morocco. Gilt ruled borders. Gilt panel. Gilt lettering and ornaments to spine. Restoration to lower corner of plate four, otherwise a fine copy.According to the ABPC Index, since 1923 only three copies have come to auction (1938, 1949, 1979). There are only three copies in institutional holdings worldwide.The plates:1. Le Marais2. Quartier St. Denis3. Quartier de la Bourse4. Chauss√ɬ©e d'Antin5. Faubourg St. Honor√ɬ©6. Le Faubourg St. GermainFor reasons unknown, Ray identifies this suite as being by Eugene Lami, despite the plates clearly identified as by Monnier; the only copy to come to auction in the last thirty-five years is also… Read more
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