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First Volume in the Series
. of which this is number 1189 of a total edition of 2150 copies. Contributions by Chateaubriand, Paul Claudel, Francois Mauriac, Francis Jammes, Colette, Gogol, Andre Gide, Alain, Stephen Spender, Jerome, Jean Tharaud and Renaud Kast. Illustrations by Matisse, Bonnard, Bourdelle, Marquet, Moreau and Berard. Edited by Thierry-Maulnier Editions de la Table Ronde, 1946, This is the first volume in the new series and follows 4 preceding volumes in the first series. smfolio, 233pp. paper, untrimmed margins.[ DL IV ].
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Fairy Tales, Selected from the Best Authors.
0. 1788. [Volume I]. London, Printed for W. Lane, Leadenhall Street,,1788; 12mo; [vi], 288pp..; contemporary sheep, spine gilt-ruled, red lettering-piece; front joint split, front board held only by its strings, loss of leather of spine all along the split in the joint;, boards slightly scuffed and marked; lacks frontispiece and [2] plates, top half of second leaf of prelims missing,, first gathering loose, corners of outer margins at the top of c. 20 pages cut round at some point,; contemporary owner's names on front paste-down, with 20th century bookplate super-imposed . Lane's "Tales of the Fairies" is very rare, even for 18th century fairy tale editions. Our copy is offered with all its faults because it is so rarely met with, but it has been tampered with by a former owner who wanted to conceal the fact that it was only the first of two volumes and that it had already lost its copper-plates: words on the title-page have been gently rubbed out - presumably "Adorned with plates" and "Volume I" - and the words "of the first" have been rubbed out at the bottom of the last page, so it no longer reads "End of the first Volume"; presumably part of leaf [ii] of the prelims - the contents leaf - was removed for the same reason. The contents are otherwise complete, and comprise; The Introduction. History of the Princess Hebe and the Fairy Anguiletta. Hitory of the Royal Ram or the Wishes. History of Graciosa and Percinet. History of Finetta. History of the White Cat. History of Princess Carpillona. History of the Pidgeon and Dove. History of the Yellow Dwarf.History of Young and Handsome.
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Nouvelles Pieces Noires.
. Jezabel. Antigone. Romeo et Jeannette. Medee. Avec un portrait de l'auteur grave au burin par Paul Guimezanes. Paris: La Table Ronde, 1946; 405pp.; cont. half red morocco. spine with raised bands, t.e.g. (by Blaizot), orig. paper wrappers and spine preserved. One of 800 copies "de tête", with an orig. engraved portrait. Very sl. rubbing to extremities of spine. Fine volume [ST].
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Angleterre. (D'alcuin a Huxley )
. London, 1944; 61pp.; pr. wrps; wrps sl. dustyy & fingered. A facsimile, produced in an edition of 1500 copies, of the clandestine Paris edition (Eds. de Minuit ) of the previous year. paper.
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Emile-Paul. Paris, 1948; 62pp.; pr. wrps; previous owner's dedication in ink on fr. f.e p. Offered with a short letter by the author dated June 1929 to a Belgian admirer, largely on stamp-collecting, written on Aveline's monogrammed notepaper, envelope preserved. Short marginal tear to one page of the book. in protected wrappers [ DR-M].
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Oeuvres Diverses Volume 1
. ( Bibliothèque de la Pléiade volume 364 ) Gallimard 1990 -, CONTENTS: Les Cent Contes drolatiques. Premiers essais (1818-1823) : Essais philosophiques - Essais romanesques - Essais dramatiques - Essais poétiques. Édition publiée sous la direction de Pierre-Georges Castex avec la collaboration de Roland Chollet, René Guise et Nicole Mozet, 1904 pages. ISBN 2070106640 Volume II CAN BE ORDERED , IT CONTAINS: . Part one : 1824-1830 : Balzac publiciste - Entre Histoire et roman - Fragments dramatiques et poétiques. Deuxième partie : le tournant de 1830 : L'Expérience du journalisme - Découverte de la politique. Troisième partie : 1831-1834 : Balzac dans la presse légitimiste - Littérature et fantaisie - Journalisme et philosophie mêlés. Édition de Roland Chollet et René Guise. Édition publiée sous la direction de Pierre-Georges Castex avec la collaboration de Christiane Guise, 1888 pages ISBN 2070114511. new copy Full leather, richly decorated spine. in slip cases. a volume 3 is in preparation. PRICE STATED IS FOR VOLUME 1. (ISBN: 2070106640) .
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Les Frères Des écoles Chrétiennes
. ( Faut-il autoriser les congrégations ? ) Paris, Plon, 1923, 44pp. in protected printed wrappers, text darkened, with dedication initialled M.B. on front wrapper.
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Paysages Et Pays D'anjou.
0. 1954. Editions du centenaire, 1954; c. 32 x 24 cm; 72 pp. including eight colour plates; unsewn in publisher's cream embossed wrappers; small waterstains to corners of the wrappers. An anthology of essays from Bazin's works, with plates from watercolours by Lebouvier. The edition consisted of 1000 copies in all; this copy "Hors Commerce".
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Soixante Années de Lyrisme Intermittent
. Paris, Ed littéraires de France, 1945, 123pp. large8vo volume in slip-case, Number 799 of a limited edition of 1520 copies. this one on fine Vélin de Rives paper 2 Drawings and many vignettes in the text by Lucien Boucher. in slip-case. slip case sl. soiled, Book fine. [ DR - 6 ].
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Un Coeur D'homme.
0. 1911. Piece en quatre actes. L'aveu. Drame en un acte. Paris: Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1911; 245pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; splits in hinge of front wrapper, small chips at head and tail of spine, stiching a little loose. Rare. Two plays by the most famous actress of her time. First thus.
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Les Deux Romanciers.
. Paris, J. Ferenczi, 1926; 191pp.; cont. half brown mor. raised bands, gilt label, top edges cut, others untrimmed; binding a little rubbed at extremities, light foxing, mostly restricted to the wide margins; or. wrappers and spine bound in. First edition. This is number 61 of 75 copies on Hollande paper. Bound by Louies. large paper copy / grand papier, untrimmed / grand papier.
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Album André Breton
. Iconographie choisie et Commentée par Robert Kopp. The 47th volume in the series. 2008, 360pp. 372 illustrations, many of which in colours. FULL LEATHER IN SLIP CASE.
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Les Mères Peuvent le Faire Lire à Leurs Filles: The Prefaces to the First French Translations of Jane Austens Sense and Sensibility and Emma :
. Typographical reprint with an introduction by R. Breugelmans. this is number 52 of a limited edition of 100 copies, numberd by hand and printed on hand-made paper dating from around 1860 in coloured wrappers, title label pasted to the front. Leiden, Ter Lugt Pers, 1981, 32pp. title printed in red and black. WITH the press' stock list Spring 1981; the stock list 1980; a typed letter by the publisher J.J. Wwitkam, dated 27 January 1982, signed and the original invoice for this booklet dated 27.1.1982. [ DR-M ].
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Sur le Champ
. Avis au lecteur de Radovan Ivsic. Six collages originaux de Toyen. Paris, Editions Surréalistes, 1967, 44pp. printed on stiff pink coloured paper in black protected wrappers. Number 846 of 900 numbered copies.
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LA BRUYERE, (JEAN) DE (1645-1695):
Les Caracteres.
. Nouvelle Edition. Two volumes, A Amsterdam : aux dépens de la Compagnie, 1763; 12mo; viii, 393, 456pp. with fronts.; cont. mottled leather; bindding very worn, hinges cracking, spine rubbed & sl. wormed, labels def. or lacking, corners def.; b inding firm, however, and contents good. bound [ DR-1].
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Cleopatre, Dedie à Monseigneur le Prince.
. 11. & 12. Partie. Two parts in one volume, Leyden, 1658; 326, 376pp.; 17th or 18th C. calf, spine gilt with raised bands, gilt rule on bds, min. ornament of an acorn in each corner, marbled, red speckled edges; head of spine chipped, hinges split, spine somewhat rubbed, bds a little stained, stain to inner margin of t.p. of Vol.11, bookplate of the Earl of Guildford at "Wroxton Abby". The final two volumes of one of the more popular novels of the 17th C. which is seldom found complete. Brunet states that the Leiden edition is considered more attractive than the Paris original. A few marginal tears & holes to contents, which are nevertheless generally fresh; the binding, probably contemporary, is used but firm. spine worn [Willems 633] ex-library the Earl of Guilford Wroxton Abby with his ex-libris on inside front board. [ DR-1].
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Album Blaise Cendrars
. 2013, 256pp. with 200 b/w and mostly coloured illustration, facsimiles photographs etc.Full richly decorated calf leather binding, new copy in fine slip case.
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Gallimard. Théâtre de société - Eugénie - Les Deux Amis ou Le Négociant de Lyon - Le Barbier de Séville ou La Précaution inutile - La Folle Journée ou Le Mariage de Figaro - Tarare - L'Autre Tartuffe ou La Mère coupable - Mémoires contre Goëzman - Mémoires sur l'affaire des fusils de Hollande Nouvelle édition Edited by Pierre Larthomas with the co-operation of Jacqueline Larthomas, 1744pp. (Bibl. de La Pleiade volume 22) new copy full leather, richly decorated spine . New copy / nouveau exemplaire.
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Poupée Japonaise.
0. 1912. Dixième Mille. Paris, 1912; [viii], 388 pp. with numerous colour plates and with illustrations in the text; publisher's colour-printed pictorial wrappers; wrappers worn and chipped at corners, and at head of spine with c. 2cm. loss, stitching weak, some embrowning to text pages. The illustrations are by Hanafusa Ittcho and Haru Kawa.
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L'homme Qui Marchair Devant Moi. Roman
. Gallimard, 1948, With a signed dedication by the author. text browned, right bottom corner lacks 3 cm piece, bottom spine frayed, untrimmed margins, paperback.
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La Superbe. Roman.
. Paris, Plon,XV,553pp. very good hardback in d/j/ with a signed dedication in ink to W.A. Meeuws on the occasion of a booksellers' seminar in Paris in 1967. [ST].
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La Tour de Constance. Roman
. Paris, Plon,1970, XV,510pp. First edition, very good hardback in d/j/ with a signed dedication in ink to W.A. Meeuws . [ST].
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Catalogue Generale
0. 1913. de l'oeuvre d'Edouard Pelletan. Avec un portrait dessine et par P.E.Vibert et deux prefaces, dont une inedite; Paris, Editions d'Art Edouard Pelletan, 1913; [viii], [ii], xxii, 153 pp. with portrait; publisher's printed wrappers; hinges worn, spine and wrappers chipped, with loss at edges, wrappers slightly spotted or marked,contents browned, a few corners slightly turned..
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Oeuvres Romanesques Complètes.
. (Bibliothèque de la Pléiade volume 524 ) contents: Le Potomak - Le Grand Écart - Thomas l'imposteur - Le Livre blanc - Les Enfants terribles - La Fin du Potomak - Drôle de ménage - Nouvelles et autres textes brefs [2006]. Édition de Serge Linares, préface d'Henri Godard, 2006, 1152 pp. 240 ill. - full richly decorated calf leather in slip case . ? Mes censeurs me reprochent du brio, et mes approbateurs craignent que ce brio ne me nuise ? : Cocteau était lucide sur la manière dont on percevait son œuvre romanesque. Au reste, les six romans publiés entre 1919 et 1940 forment-ils une œuvre, avec ce que ce terme suppose de cohérence ? On s?est plu à insister sur leur brièveté, sur la discontinuité des épisodes, sur la désinvolture de l?auteur à l?égard des détails censés donner au récit l?épaisseur du vécu et entraîner l'adhésion du lecteur. En somme, on a utilisé les critères d?évaluation du roman traditionnel pour estimer la valeur d'une oeuvre (car cette édition le montre bien, c?en est une) qui est d?une autre nature. Elle s?écrit dans un temps où les formes romanesques classiques sont contestées. Contre le roman, les surréalistes utilisent l'artillerie lourde : tir de barrage, puis de destruction. Les armes de Cocteau sont plus subtiles. Souvent, il paraît jouer le jeu du roman, mais il en modifie les règles. Le but n?est plus de donner aux personnages une illusion de vie. La manière prend le pas sur la matière, l?écriture sur l?histoire, la cohérence poétique sur la logique narrative. Cocteau range son oeuvre romanesque sous l'intitulé ? poésie de roman ?. ? Nos maîtres cachèrent l?objet sous la poésie. [?] Notre rôle sera dorénavant de cacher la poésie sous l?objet. ? Conséquence : il faut aller au fond des choses pour percevoir l?unité indéniable de l'oeuvre. ? Des critiques ont consacré d?aimables études au Potomak, sans voir son noyau. Noyau amer, à partir de quoi, jusqu?à sa surface, le livre se trouve fait par couches. ? Dans la quête nécessaire du centre de gravité des romans, la poésie des images peut servir de guide. ? Images ? : réseaux de métaphores, mais aussi suites d?illustrations. Jamais Cocteau ne dissociera sa poésie de roman de la poésie parallèle des dessins. C?est d?un album que naît l?étrange Potomak, et les textes suivants seront presque tous accompagnés d?images. Non par souci d?ornement : les dessins font partie des livres. Et lorsqu?ils apparaissent ? hors texte ?, ils proposent une relecture de l?oeuvre par son auteur, et permettent, à qui sait voir, d?en discerner le ? noyau ?. Aussi ce volume leur fait-il une large place. [ WB-3].
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Album Sartre.
. Iconographie choisie et commentée par Annie Coher-Solal. (Bibliothèque de la Pléiade') . Paris, Gallimard, 1991, 320p. 345 illustrations, reliure en cuir rouge, jaquette plastique et emboîtage de l'éditeur, Full leatehr in slip case.
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