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L'Amoureux Passetemps Declare En Joyeuse Poesie, Par Plusieurs Epitres Du Coq a L'Asne Et de L'Asne Au Coq Avec Balades. Dizains, Huitain Et Autres Joyeusetez
Lyon: Benoist Rigaud, 1582 (But Bruxelles: printed by Mertens for Gay, 1867). A scarce book, limited to 126 copies, of which this is one of 120 printed on fine Dutch laid paper. 149 pp; 1 leaf. An ASSOCIATION COPY, with the armorial bookplate of JEAN-BAPTISTE MOENS (1833-1908), A BELGIAN STAMP DEALER CONSIDERED THE FATHER OF PHILATELY (he was the first dealer who sold stamps to collectors). 12mo. Beautifully bound (for Moens, without a doubt) in 19th-century three-quarters morocco and marbled boards. Spine elegantly gilt in six compartments. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. FINE AND BRIGHT. Vicaire II, 595. .
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Book number: 3509
USD 295.00 [Appr.: EURO 272.25 | £UK 227.75 | JP 32910]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: French Renaissance Literature Collection Gay

 
La Fleur de Poesie Francoyse. Recueil Joyeulx Contenant Plusieurs Huictains, Dixains, Quatrains, Chansons Et Autres Dictz de Diverses Matieres...
Paris: Alain Lotrian, 1543 (but Bruxelles: printed by Mertens for Gay, 1864). A BEAUTIFULLY-PRINTED BOOK IN A BEAUTIFUL BINDING. 1 leaf, 78 pp. EDITION LIMITED TO 126 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS ONE OF ONLY FOUR (4) PRINTED ON FINE CHINESE PAPER. 12mo. Beautifully bound in 19th-century three-quarters morocco and marbled boards. Top edge gilt, other egdes uncut. FINE AND BRIGHT. Vicaire.
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Book number: 3511
USD 495.00 [Appr.: EURO 456.75 | £UK 382 | JP 55222]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: French Renaissance Literature Collection

 
Recueil de Tout Soulas Et Plaisir Et Parangon de Poesie Comme Epistres Rondeaux Balades Epigrammes Dizains Et Huictains Nouvellement Compose (Joyeusetez)
Paris: Jean Bonfons, 1552 (but Techener, 1831). A BEAUTIFULLY-PRINTED BOOK IN A BEAUTIFUL BINDING. 1 leaf, clii (i.e. 152) pp. Elegantly printed in black letter (Gothic types). EDITION LIMITED TO 76 COPIES, OF WHICH THIS IS ONE OF ONLY 10 PRINTED ON FINE WOVE PAPER. Part of the "Joyeusetez" series. 12mo. Beautifully bound in 19th-century three-quarters morocco and marbled boards. Spine elegantly gilt in five compartments. FINE AND BRIGHT. .
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Book number: 3510
USD 495.00 [Appr.: EURO 456.75 | £UK 382 | JP 55222]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: French Renaissance Literature Joyeusetez

 
ADAM, PAUL
L'Enfant D'Austerlitz
Paris, Paul Ollendorf / Socit d'Editions Littraires et Artistiques, 1902. FIRST EDITION of this well-known novel. 8, 537 pp. Edition limited to 500 numbered copies with AN ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LEAF bound in before the half-title. This particular leaf is fascinating: half of it appears in the published edition (the last few lines of p. 53 and the first half of p. 54) and the other half features a long paragraph crossed out by the author and never published: it is entirely legible. 8vo. Beautifully bound in three-quarters morocco and marbled boards. Original wraps and backstrip preserved. Textblock slightly toned, but paper still supple. Manuscript leaf fine and bright. Almost perfect condition. .
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Book number: 38298
USD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 138.5 | £UK 116 | JP 16734]
Catalogue: Literature

 
ALBERTI, RAFAEL
Marinero En Tierra / Sobre Los ángeles
Barcelona, Orbis, 1982. A hardcover edition of these two collections of poems. INSCRIBED BY ALBERTI WITH A SPECTACULAR FULL-PAGE FOUR-COLOR DRAWING, SIGNED AND DATED. 8vo. Publisher's boards. FINE AND BRIGHT. Like new. .
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Book number: 38226
USD 395.00 [Appr.: EURO 364.5 | £UK 305 | JP 44066]
Catalogue: Literature

 
AMADO, JORGE
The Miracle of the Birds
New York: Targ Editions, 1983. Edition limited to 250 copies printed on fine wove paper and signed by Amado. Square 8vo, cloth backed decorated boards. About fine. .
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Book number: 1467
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 161.5 | £UK 135.25 | JP 19523]
Catalogue: Literature

 
AMMANSHAUSER, GERHARD AND JOHANN WEYRINGER
Gedichte (Johann Weyringer, Illustrator)
Salzburger Edition: Salzburg, 1986. First edition of this collection of poems by Ammanshauser illustrated by Weyringer. One of 100 numbered copies signed by both author and artist. 8vo, publisher's wraps, erasure on inside of front cover, otherwise near fine. .
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Book number: 386
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 115.5 | £UK 96.5 | JP 13945]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Johann Weyringer

 
ANET, CLAUDE, PIERRE BENOIT, FRANCIS CARCO, JEAN GIRAUDOUX, EDMOND JALOUX, ANDRE MAUROIS, LA COMTESSE DE NOAILLES, PIERRE MAC ORLAN, OCTAVE UZANNE, LEON WERTH, ET AL.
L'Alphabet Des Lettres
Paris: A la Cite des Livres, 1925-1927. 26 volumes, complete. First and only edition of this extremely important collection of 26 short novels, each by an author whose last name begins with a different letter, from Claude Anet to Emile Zavie. Edition limited to 440 copies. This is an out-of-series LARGE PAPER COPY, printed throughout on Madagascar and Japan paper. Squarish 12mo. Original pink wraps. Entirely uncut and largely unopened. A fine set, with no defects. .
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Book number: 1913
USD 975.00 [Appr.: EURO 899.25 | £UK 752.5 | JP 108771]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Modern French Literature Avant Garde Anet, Claude, Pierre Benoit, Francis Carco, Jean Giraudoux, Edmond Jaloux, Andre Maurois, la Comtesse de Noailles, Pierre Macorlan, Octave Uzanne, Leon Werth

 
ANONYMOUS
Leben Und Wandel Lazaril Von Tormes (Lazarillo de Tormes, in German)
Hamburg: Maximilian-Gesellschaft, 1951. First edition of the first German translation (1614) of Lazarillo de Tormes, the prototype of the picaresque novel. One of 700 copies printed. Includes a bibliography of German translations of the Lazarillo. 4to, publisher's boards. Fine. .
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Book number: 863
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 161.5 | £UK 135.25 | JP 19523]
Catalogue: Literature

 
ARESSY, LUCIEN (PREFACE BY RACHILDE) (PAUL VERLAINE)
La Derniere Boheme: Paul Verlaine Et Son Milieu
Paris: Jouve & Cie, 1923. FIRST EDITION of this important, early, and imaginative study of Verlaine and his artistic milieu. ONE OF ONLY TWELVE LARGE-PAPER COPIES PRINTED ON FINE ARCHES LAID PAPER (the only large-paper issue). The other copies of this book were printed on cheap wood-pulp paper, and are crumbling into dust by now. Numerous illustrations, including a frontispiece woodcut portrait of Verlaine after Carriere and four full-page plates. From the collection of Luis de Caralt, a Barcelona publisher who was Spain's greatest collector of modern illustrated books, with his bookplate. 8vo. Original wraps. Wraps somewhat worn, internally clean, uncut, and almost entirely unopened. A very good copy of an extremely rare book. .
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Book number: 1917
USD 475.00 [Appr.: EURO 438.25 | £UK 366.75 | JP 52991]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Verlaine Paul Rachilde

 
ARNOUX, ALEXANDRE
Carnet Du Route Du Juif Errant
Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1931. FIRST EDITION of this novel, whose first-person narrator is a modern incarnation of the Wandering Jew. ONE OF 26 LARGE-PAPER COPIES PRINTED ON ARCHES WOVE PAPER. 4to. Original wraps. Board chemise and slipcase. UNCUT. FINE AND BRIGHT. .
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Book number: 3560
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 87.75 | £UK 73.5 | JP 10598]
Catalogue: Literature

 
ARRABAL, FERNANDO
Baal Babilonia
Barcelona, Orbis / Destino, 1985. A hardcover edition of this novel. INSCRIBED BY ARRABAL WITH A SPECTACULAR DOUBLE-PAGE SURREALIST DRAWING, SIGNED AND DATED. 8vo. Publisher's boards. Contents toned, else FINE AND BRIGHT. Like new. .
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Book number: 38227
USD 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 161.5 | £UK 135.25 | JP 19523]
Catalogue: Literature

 
ASTRUC, GABRIEL
Le Pavillon Des Fantômes. Souvenirs. (Marcel Proust)
Paris, Bernard Grasset, 1929. A LARGE-PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT MEMOIR, with considerable material about Proust and Proust's world. XI, 348. Astruc (1864-1938), the son of the Grand Rabbi of Belgium, was a journalist, impressario, and playwright. He knew Eric Satie, Mata Hari, Arthur Rubinstein, Enrico Caruso, Richard Strauss, Toscanini and other stars of the Belle Epoque. Later on, he became close friends with Marcel Proust (1871-1922), who encouraged him to write this memoir. ONE OF ONLY 15 NUMBERED LARGE-PAPER COPIES PRINTED ON FINE ARCHES WOVE PAPER. 8vo. Attractively bound in three-quarters morocco by R. Bracke of Brussels (with his ticket). Original wraps and backstrip preserved. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut. FINE AND BRIGHT. .
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Book number: 38761
USD 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 346 | £UK 289.5 | JP 41835]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Judaica

 
AYALA, FRANCISCO
Narrativa Completa
Madrid: Alianza, 1993. First edition of the complete works of this important 20th century Spanish writer. A terrific association copy, signed and inscribed by Ayala to his old friend Harvard professor Francisco Marquez Villanueva (who, as it happens, is one of the biggest shmucks I have ever met). Over 1250 pages. Thick 4to, publisher's cloth. Fine in a fine dj. .
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Book number: 1451
USD 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 253.75 | £UK 212.25 | JP 30679]
Catalogue: Literature

 
BALZAC, HONORE DE (MOISE LE YAOUANC, EDITOR)
Le Lys Dans la Vallee
Paris: Garnier, 1966. One of the standard critical editions. 8vo, original wraps. Near fine in a near fine dj. .
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Book number: 1342
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 32.5 | £UK 27.25 | JP 3905]
Catalogue: Literature
Keywords: Bill Harvard Bill Spain William Harvard William Spain Espaa

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