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 PFISTER, RODOPLHE:, Tissus Coptes du Musée du Louvre. Paris, Ernst Henri, 1932.
PFISTER, RODOPLHE:
Tissus Coptes du Musée du Louvre. Paris, Ernst Henri, 1932.
Large folio. Pp. (16). With 48 pochoir coloured plates (with multiple images) pasted on brown cardboard, protected by tissue guards with description in French. As issued with loose leaves in original decorated half cloth portfolio, cloth ties. First edition. An impressive collection of more than 300 Coptic textile fragments dating from the 4th - 7th century. Most of the fragments were found during excavations by the French archeologist Albert Gayet at the Coptic necropolis in Antinoplis between 1896 and 1911. In lovely condition.
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Book number: 120282
€  480.00 [Appr.: US$ 565.96 | £UK 428.5 | JP 63424]
Catalogue: Egypt
Keywords: Egypt, egypt, coptic, textiles, design, designs, travel, exploration, afirca, afrika, african, afrique, middle east,
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 SÉGUY, EUGÉNE ALAN:, Papillons. Paris, Tolmer editeur 13 Quai d'Anjou, ca 1928.
SÉGUY, EUGÉNE ALAN:
Papillons. Paris, Tolmer editeur 13 Quai d'Anjou, ca 1928.
Folio (33 x 45 cm). Pp. (4) and 20 pochoir plates including 16 of butterflies (depicting 80 different varieties) and 4 with decorative abstract patterns. As issued loose in original cloth backed white boards with cloth ties. Upper cover decorated with a large coloured butterfly in pochoir and lettered in silver and black. First and only edition of this spectacular Art Nouveau design album. The plates depict exotic and intensely coloured butterflies from India, Africa, the Himalayas, South-East Asia, China, New Zealand and South America, enlarged in size, but reproduced faithfully in form and colour in a mixed technique of collotype and stencil in watercolour or gouache. Eugne Sguy (1889-1985) was one of the foremost French designers at the beginning of the 20th century, working both in the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. He produced eleven albums of illustrations and designs, of which this portfolio is considered the most magnificent. Besides being an artist Sguy was trained as an entomologist, eventually becoming Director of the Laboratory for General and Applied Entomoloy at the Muse National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. In the Papillon collection he presents images of exotic butterflies in a very sensitive as well as artistic way. The pochoir technique is especially suited to the subject, allowing the artist to convey the intensity of colour in the butterflies' wings. The four last plates depict 16 decorative abstract designs derived from the butterflies' shimmering patterns. A most wonderful copy.
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Book number: 120297
€  12800.00 [Appr.: US$ 15092.17 | £UK 11420.75 | JP 1691318]
Catalogue: France
Keywords: France, design, art nouveau, pochoir, butterflies, france, french,
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 SETSUZAN, FURUYA (ILL.):, Kodai Moy Chcho (Ancient Designs: Butterflies and Birds). Two volumes. Kyoto, Yamada Unsodo, Meiji 39 (1906).
SETSUZAN, FURUYA (ILL.):
Kodai Moy Chcho (Ancient Designs: Butterflies and Birds). Two volumes. Kyoto, Yamada Unsodo, Meiji 39 (1906).
Lvs 25 + 25, double folded in the Japanese fashion. With fifty coloured wood-cut prints. Japanese colophon at end. Original decorated purple paper covers, lightly worn. Occasionally a few stains to text. First edition. A splendid collection of delicate wood-block prints of butterflies and birds. The images (several on each plate) are patterned in various designs made of beautiful "silky" colours, some highlighted with silver. Furuya Setsuzan was a renowned Meiji-period artist. Seems very uncommon, only one library copy found (Fashion Institute of Technology Library, N.Y.).
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Book number: 120510
€  1800.00 [Appr.: US$ 2122.34 | £UK 1606.25 | JP 237842]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, illustrated, butterflies, design, decoration,
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ROKKAKU SHISUI (CHUTARO):
Shinsen Moyo ni Shiori. (New patterns for bookmarks). Two volumes. Kyoto, Unsodo, Meiji 34 (1901).
Two volumes comprising 42 double-page woodcut prints with multiple motives or patterns, of which many coloured. The leaves are folded in the Japanese fashion. Two preliminary pages and one colophon in Japanese. Original decorated paper covers. Housed in original cloth folder, worn. Some browning to the endpapers but the woodcuts are in excellent condition with good impression. First edition. Rokkaku Shisui (1867-1950) was an authority on Japanese lacquer ware. He made study tours to the US and Europe.
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Book number: 120480
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1414.89 | £UK 1070.75 | JP 158561]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, woodcut, illustrated, design, lacquer,

 LABYRINT-SPELET. [SWEDISH BOARD GAME]., Labyrint-spelet. (Labyrinth board game). Stockholm, Adolf Johnsons förlag, Central-tryckeriet, 1903.
LABYRINT-SPELET. [SWEDISH BOARD GAME].
Labyrint-spelet. (Labyrinth board game). Stockholm, Adolf Johnsons förlag, Central-tryckeriet, 1903.
Colour printed sheet (72 x 62 cm). Printed in green, black and orange. Rules and instructions printed outside the labyrinth. Original envelope with a coloured lithograph pasted on front cover. A Swedish game in the form of a labyrinth. The players have to get through the maze lined with nasty animals to reach the beautiful maiden at the centre. With three small almost invisible holes but overall in very good condition.
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Book number: 120257
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 259.4 | £UK 196.5 | JP 29070]
Keywords: Scandinavia/Nordic, design, game, games, spel, sweden, swedish, svenskt, familj, barn, children, family, maze
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 HAYAMIZU MOTOAKI & KATO SUMIHIK:, [JAPAN / TEXTILE PATTERNS]. o: Katubi (Design of textiles). Kyoto, Hayamizu Design, Taisho 6 (1917).
HAYAMIZU MOTOAKI & KATO SUMIHIK:
[JAPAN / TEXTILE PATTERNS]. o: Katubi (Design of textiles). Kyoto, Hayamizu Design, Taisho 6 (1917).
Large 8vo. Size: 19 x 26 cm. Pp. (ii) + 40 double folded leaves with woodblock printed colour illustrations depicting various motifs and designs for textiles. As issued folded and stiched in the Japanese fashion in original pictorial wrappers. Housed in a special made cloth folder. Asian red stamps on front cover, title and colophon. Partly with one small stain at upper margin. Otherwise a good copy of an attractive work.
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Book number: 100641
€  680.00 [Appr.: US$ 801.77 | £UK 606.75 | JP 89851]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japanese, japon, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, textiles, designs, travel, exploration, design
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 TZARA, TRISTAN / DELAUNAY, SONIA (ILLS.):,  Le coeur à gaz: costumes de Sonia Delaunay. [Paris], Jacques Damase, [1977].
TZARA, TRISTAN / DELAUNAY, SONIA (ILLS.):
Le coeur à gaz: costumes de Sonia Delaunay. [Paris], Jacques Damase, [1977].
Narrow folio portfolio. Size: 21 x 45 cm. As issued on heavy paper. With 51 numbered pages printed on recto only on (17) folded sheets + 2 pages and one blank. Comprising the text of the play "Le coeur gaz" by Dadaist writer Tristan Tzara. Accompanied by twelve lithographs by Sonia Delanay. Comprising seven theatre costumes by Sonia Delaunay which are colour reproductions of the gouache maquettes made for the performance at Thtre Michel in 1923, two more double page lithographs (one issued as extra title page and one with two costumes) and three lithographed decorations in the text. Original card covers with striking design in black, red and cream. Housed in specially made plexiglas slipcase. Limited edition of 150 copies, of which this is no. XXI (of XXV reserved for collaborators) on this publication and signed by S. Delanuay on the colophon. (The first 25 copies in the series were accompanied by a supplementary suite of 7 signed lithographs). A gorgeous copy of this beautiful and rare work. Tristan Tzara (1896-1963) was the renowned Roman born writer and artist who was known for being one of the central figures of the anti-establishment Dada movement. His noted play "Le cur gaz" was first staged as part of the 1921 "Dada Salon" at the Galerie Montaigne in Paris. It was written as a parody of classical drama in the form of an absurd dialogue between characters named after human body parts; mouth, ear, eye, nose, neck and eyebrow (Tzara himself). The second stage production, also titled "Le Cur barbe" was performed at Thtre Michel in July 1923. Sonia Delaunay, the famous Ukrainian-born French artist, designed and costumed the production, creating bright coloured eccentric geometrically-shaped costumes of thick cardboard. The play has been viewed as the final event in the evolution of Dada as a cultural movement.
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Book number: 120290
€  5800.00 [Appr.: US$ 6838.64 | £UK 5175.25 | JP 766379]
Catalogue: France
Keywords: France, art deco, design, costumes, fashion, theatre, theater, french, play, art,
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YAMAGA, SEIKA:
Mukashi watari sarasa (Ancient calicos imported to Japan). Three volumes. Kyoto, Unsodo hatsubai, Taisho 6 (1917).
Folio. Lvs. (26); (23); (25). With 4 leaves with Japanese text and 70 lvs with numerous pieces of woodblock printed designs of Sarasa. The lvs are folded in the Japanese style. Original decorated paper covers, silk threads, paper title slips on upper covers. Seika Yamaga (1885-1981) was a weaving master active in Kyoto. Sarasa or calico is a plain woven textile, often not fully processed cotton, coloured and treated with various techniques. Originally it came from the city of Kolikkodu (Calicut) in south western India. It was imported to Japan in the 16th century by the Portugese. The Japanese refined and developed the technique further.
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Book number: 100704
€  1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1768.61 | £UK 1338.5 | JP 198201]
Catalogue: Japan
Keywords: Japan, japan, japon, japanese, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, textile, textiles, illustrated, designs, design

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