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Trop Tot & Trop Tard
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Trop Tot & Trop Tard

by VALMONT, Auguste de

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Paris: P. Marino, 1825. Too Early... Too Late...VALMONT, Auguste de. Trop Tot & Trop Tard. Scènes Comiques dessinées par A. de V. Paris: P. Marino, [1825]. Folio (13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches; 336 x 241 mm.). [iv] pp. Twelve amusing hand colored plates lithographed by Pierre Francois Ducarme. All leaves mounted on stubs. Some light marginal foxing to a few of the plates.Late nineteenth century dark maroon straight-grain morocco over pink marbled boards, smooth spine decoratively lettered in gilt, red marbled endpapers, uncut. Publisher's original pictorial brown paper lithograph wrappers bound in. Front wrapper a little stained, blank rear wrapper with small repair to lower corner. An excellent copy.Rare. According to OCLC there is just one copy recorded in libraries and institutions worldwide - Kunstbiblio Staatliche Museen Zu Berlin (Germany). Auguste de Valmont (active 1815-1845). We have had one other work by this artist Histoire d'un comédien, en 12 planches par Auguste de Valmont. Paris:… Read more
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Noticia de la California, y de su conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente,...
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Noticia de la California, y de su conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente, sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en Mexico año 1739. por el Padre Miguel Venegas..

by VENEGAS, Miguel

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Madrid: Viuda de Manuel Fernandez, y Del. Supremo Consejo de la Inquisicion, 1757. The Most Prized of All California BooksVENEGAS, Miguèl. Noticia de la California, y de su conquista temporal, y espiritual hasta el tiempo presente, sacada de la historia manuscrita, formada en Mexico año 1739. por el Padre Miguèl Venegas... Madrid: Viuda de Manuel Fernandez, y del. Supremo Consejo de la Inquisicion, 1757. First edition, first issue (with p. 479 in Vol. II mis-numbered 476) of this "foundation of a library of Californiana" (Cowan). Three quarto volumes (8 x 5 3/4 inches; 203 x 146 mm.). [xxiv], 240; [viii], 564; [viii] 436 pp. Complete with all four engraved folding maps. Numerous engraved head- and tailpieces. Scattered light foxing, tiny paper-flaw to blank margin of pp. 449/450 in volume II; small piece (1 7/8 x 1 3/4 inches; 48 x 44 mm.) torn away (library stamp of the Museo de Tacoronte) from the second leaf (errata) in volume III, not affecting text on recto or verso. With the purple… Read more
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The Green Ray
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The Green Ray

by VERNE, Jules

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London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883. The Scarcest of All Verne First EditionsVERNE, Jules. The Green Ray. Translated From the French by Mary de Hautville. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883. First British edition and First edition in English, the five shillings issue with plain edges, with 32 page publisher's catalogue, September 1883, at rear. Octavo (7 x 4 3/4 in; 178 x 121 mm). viii, 312, 32 (publisher's catalog) pp. Frontispiece, title vignette and forty-three black and white plates (included in pagination) by L. Benett, reprinted from the first French edition. One map. Publishers ochre cloth, front cover pictorially decorated in red and black, title lettered in gilt, rear cover decoratively bordered in blind, spine pictorially decorated in red and black and lettered in gilt, blue-gray floral endpapers. The mildest of rubbing to the extremities, internally immaculate, a near fine and untouched copy.The scarcest of all Verne first editions. Only two copies… Read more
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La Rigolbochomanie
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La Rigolbochomanie

by VERNIER, C[harles]

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Paris: Au Bureau du Charivari et chez Martinet, 1850. "The idea of it is to dance as wildly, as noisily, as furiously as you can; expose yourself as much as possible if you are a woman; and kick as high as you can, no matter which sex you belong to." (Mark Twain) VERNIER, Charles. La Rigolbochomanie Croquis Lithographiques & Chorégraphiques. Par Charles Vernier. Paris: Au Bureau du Charivari et chez Martinet, [1850]. First edition. Folio (13 1/16 x 10 inches; 332 x 254 mm.). Hand colored lithograph pictorial title and thirty superb hand colored lithograph plates. Plate 13 with neatly repaired tear in lower blank margin, some minimal marginal soiling and toning. Mid-twentieth century dark green cloth over blue marbled boards with vellum tips, spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Neat contemporary ink gift? inscription on front blank dated 24/12/1860. An excellent copy of this extremely scarce title. Charles Vernier's La Rigolbochomanie, is a collection of satirical… Read more
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Croquis des Bals Publics & Bals Masquès de Paris
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Croquis des Bals Publics & Bals Masquès de Paris

by VERNIER, Charles

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Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., 1840. A Scarce Vernier 'Dance' Album with Twelve Fine Hand Colored Lithograph Plates Heightened with Gum ArabicVERNIER, Charles, illustrator. Croquis des Bals Publics & Bals Masquès de Paris par les Dessinateurs du Charivari. Paris: Chez Aubert & Cie., [ca. 1840]. Folio (13 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches; 333 x 247 mm.). Lithographed pictorial title-page and twelve fine hand-colored lithograph plates heightened with gum arabic. Ten are full-page, one has four images and another has two images. The plates were lithographed by A. Belin. Plate no. 4 very slightly toned, plate no. 7 with two small lower marginal stains, and plate no. 8 with an expertly repaired marginal tear. Publisher's pictorial lithographed green and gray boards lettered in black and gold, expertly rebacked to style. Corners a little worn, otherwise an excellent copy. Housed in a fleece-lined half green morocco clamshell case, spine with five raised bands, ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments. This is one of… Read more
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Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video
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Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video

by VIDAL, Emeric Essex

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London: R. Ackermann, 1820. Don't Cry For Me Argentina & Uruguay You Were One of Only Fifty Large Paper CopiesVIDAL, E[meric] E[ssex]. Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video, Consisting of Twenty-Four Views: accompanied with descriptions of the scenery, and of the costumes, manners, &c. of the inhabitants of those cities and their environs. By E.E. Vidal, Esq. London: Published by R. Ackermann...Printed by L. Harrison, 1820.First edition. One of fifty large paper copies. Atlas quarto (15 5/8 x 12 1/2 inches; 397 x 317 mm.). xxviii, 115, [1, blank] pp. Twenty-four very fine hand-colored aquatint plates, four of which are double-page and folding, including one with two views. The plates include: "General View of Buenos Ayres, from the Plaza de Toros;" "Landing Place;" "Market Place;" "Milk Boys;" "South Matadero (Public Butchery);" "Church of San Domingo;" "Pampa Indians;" "Estantia (Farm) on the River San Pedro;" "Balling Ostriches;" "Guachos (Rustics) of Tucuman;" "Convoy of Wine… Read more
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The Eclogues
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The Eclogues

by VIRGIL (Publius Virgilius Maro); LIMITED EDITIONS CLUB; VERTÈS, illustrator; CALVERLEY, C.S., translator

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New York: Printed for the Members of The Limited Editions Club at the Press of A. Colish, 1960. With Twelve Full-Page Illustrations by Carlotta PetrinaVIRGIL (Publius Virgilius Maro). The Eclogues. Translated into English Verse by C.S. Calverley. With an introduction by Moses Hadas and Drawings by Vertès. New York: The Limited Editions Club at the Press of A. Colish, 1960. Limited to 1,500 copies signed by Vertès, this being no. 1456.Folio (12 1/4 x 9 1/16 inches; 310 x 230 mm.). 126 pp. Numerous drawings in line and water-color by Marcel Vertès.Publisher's three-quarter gold-toned Shiki silk, silk-screened with a Vertès drawing in green, tan cloth spine lettered in gilt. Housed in the publisher's tan cloth slipcase, lettered in black on spine. A fine copy.The Eclogues, also called the Bucolics, is the first of the three major works of the Latin poet Virgil. Taking as his generic model the Greek Bucolica by Theocritus, Virgil created a Roman version partly by offering a dramatic and… Read more
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