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Louis LIGER, Le Jardinier Fleuriste, Paris, 1754, reliure d'époque (griffures, dos abîmé). On y joint un volume des Romans de Voltaire.
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Pierre Loti, 11 volumes reliés, et Anatole France, 9 volumes reliés à l'identique
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Honoré de BALZAC, 23 volumes reliés in-8, essentiellement Eugénie Grandet, Colonel Chabert, etc.
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Jules VERNE, Le Sphinx des Glaces, collection Hetzel. On y joint six volumes des oeuvres complètes de Victor Hugo, éditeur Boitte & Gerard. L'ensemble relié en simili-cuir rouge.
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Ecrivains français du XVIIème siècle, LA FONTAINE, Fables et Contes et Oeuvres divers (tome II), RACINE, Théâtre et Poésies, et Oeuvres diverses, CORNEILLE, Théâtre, tomes I et II, MOLIERE, Oeuvres complètes, tomes I et II, et LA BRUYERE, Oeuvres Complètes. Neuf volumes, édition LA PLEIADE.
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Auteurs classiques: PLUTARQUE, Les Vies d'Hommes Illustres, tome I et II, PLATON, Oeuvres complètes, tome I et II, Romans Grecs et Latins, et HOMERE, L'iliade et l'Odyssée. Six volumes, éditions LA PLEIADE (un volume déchiré et recollé).
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Auteurs divers: Edgar Allan POE, Oeuvres en prose, MARIVAUX, Théâtre, Jean GIRAUDOUX, Théâtre Complet, PIRANDELLO, Théâtre Complet (tome I), Jean GIONO, Oeuvres romanesques complètes, (tomes I et II), Alfred de MUSSET, Théâtre, André CHENIER, Oeuvres complètes, MONTESQUIEU. Neuf volumes, éditions LA
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[TOUCHET (Jacques)] BRANTOME : La Vie des Dames Galantes. Illustrations en couleurs et en noir de Jacques Touchet; Editions de la Belle Etoile, 1938. 2 volumes in 8°. Pleine reliure basane blonde. Dos à nerfs. Couvertures conservées, Exemplaire numéroté sur Vélin Navarre.
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MOLIERE : Le Médecin malgré lui. Illustrations de Maurice Varsavaux. Paris. René Kieffer. 1944. In-4 Broché. En feuillets. sous chemise et étui. Tirage à 1000 exemplaires numérotés. 1 des 900 vélin. Cet ouvrage a été illustré par le Brigadier Maurice Varsavaux, le texte calligraphié par Michel Kief
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THEOCRITE. Les Idylles. Mises en Français par André Berry et Edgar Vales. Illustré de 47 dessins de Paul Belmondo avec une typographie de Maximilien Vox. Paris, Union Bibliophile de France, 1946. In-4, en feuilles, sous couverture rempliée et sous étui cartonné marron orné d'un médaillon estampé à
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TOUCHARD-LAFOSSE. Chroniques de l'oeil de boeuf. Les Petits Appartements de la cour et les salons de Paris sous Louis XIV, la Régence, Louis XV, Louis XVI. Extraits illustrés par J. Sennep. Raoul Solar, Monaco, 1945. In-4, en feuilles, couverture imprimée (emboîtage de l'éditeur). Amusante publicati
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VERLAINE Paul. Oeuvres poétiques illustrées Paris. Nouvelle Librairie De France, 1967. 4 volumes in-4°. Pleine reliure de l'éditeur, en basane maroquinée rouge. 1 des exemplaires numérotés sur vélin filigrané Vercors des Papeteries Barjon de Moirans. Tome I. Poëmes saturniens. Fêtes galantes. La bon
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ELLIS HAVELOCK Oeuvres de H. Havelock. Etudes de Psychologie sexuelle. Edition critique établie sous la direction du Pr Hesnard. Traduction par A. Van Gennep. Paris. Cercle du Livre Précieux, 1966. 10 volumes grand in 8°. Pleine reliure de basane noire. Tome 1 (540 pages) : La pudeur, la périodicit
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Lot de bandes dessinées, comprenant sept volumes d'Asterix reliés, dix albums divers et lot de bandes dessinées brochées dont Lili (états divers)
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Simão Rodrigues (c. 1560-1629)
The kiss of JudasOil on panel (r…

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Leonhard Beck (1475-1542)
Leonhard Beck - Theuerdank - Emp…

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Master of Haarlem (1483-1486 fl.)
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Nuremberg Chronicle 1493 - Maria Magdalena, S.Lucas painting / Description: Sexta Etas Mudi. Lucas Evagelista.Nuremberg, 12 July 1493. Folium CVIII..A very nice presentation of a painting Lucas the Evangelist, and the representation of Maria Magdalena hold by angels. Overleaf it contains the line of the popes Clemens Anacletus and Evaristus. On the lower lest corner, the martyr of Saint John is depicted.Page from the richest illustrated Incunabula, the famous: Nuremberg Chronicle, published the year that Columbus returned to Europe after discovering America.The woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut, the well-known teacher of Albrecht Dürer, and his stepson Wilhelm Pleydenwurff. Wohlgemut was Albrecht Dürer's tutor between 1486-90 and recent scholarship has shown, Albrecht Dürer may also have collaborated, since some of the cuts bear a remarkably close resemblance to the Apocalypse illustrations.The printing was carried out under the supervision of the great scholar-printer Anton Koberger, whose printing were famous throughout Europe. / Dimensions: 42,00 x 27,00 cm Excellent impression in good condition with some minor marginal staining. / Literature: San Onofrio (* around 320 in Ethiopia, † around 400 BC perhaps in Syria) is a saint very honored and remembered today by the Copts, and also revered by the Catholic Church. Is known as one of the Fathers of the wilderness and his feast is celebrated on 12 junio.Depicted as a saint Proiect ed by long beards and wrapped in his own hair. Located in the desert. Literature: Michel Wolgemut, Painter, designer of woodcuts. At an early stage of his career he is thought to have assisted Hans Pleydenwurff (c. 1420-72) in Nuremberg. In 1473 he married Hans Pleydenwurff's widow, thereby inheriting this artist's workshop. Wolgemut taught Albrecht Dürer from 1486 to 1489. That Dürer held his master in high esteem is implied in a letter he wrote in 1506 from Venice to his friend Willibald Pirckheimer in Nuremberg, in which he recommends Wolgemut as a teacher for his younger brother Hans Dürer. Dürer also painted a portrait of Wolgemut in 1519. Wolgemut's stepson, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (c. 1458-94), worked with him and by 1491 had become his partner. The Wolgemut workshop was the most active in Nuremberg during this period. Documented altarpieces for several churches. Together with Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, Wolgemut was responsible for the production of the woodblocks for Hartmann Schedel's 'Weltchronik' published in 1493 by Anton Koberger in Nuremberg (Text from Bartrum 1995). Bibliography: Rowlands 1993; Neudörfer, Nachrichten, pp. 128-30; Thieme-Becker, xxxvi, 1947, pp. 175ff.; xxxvii, 1950, p. 306 (for further literature); Gerd Betz, Der Nürnberger Maler Wolgemut und seine Werkstatt (typescript dissertation), Freiburg, 1955; Stange, ix, 1958, pp. 51-60; Bellm, Skizzenbuch; Bellm, Schatzbehalter, Austin, Nuremberg, pp. 92ff; Bartrum, BM 1995.A basic bibliography on Wolgemut is provided by Matthias Mende, Dürer-Bibliographie, Wiesbaden, 1971, nos 5808-30. Early literature on the prints is given in Campbell Dodgson, I, p. 241. A more recent discussion of Wolgemut, as well as Pleydenwurff, is in Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Nuremberg: A Renaissance City, 1500-1618, exh. cat., Austin, University of Texas, 1983, pp. 92ff. Incunabula leaf with woodcuts

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Nuremberg Chronicle 1493 - The Polish Region / Description: De Sarmacia regione Europe. De Regno Polonie et eius initio. Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), Nuremberg, 12 July 1493. Folium CCLXXXVIIII . Decorative sheet of a beautiful landscape with a bird’s eye view of Sarmatia and Polish castles, located above an imaginary river that joins the sea. Below, under the symbols of royal power and on the back, a brief history and description of geography and Polish in Latin (listed cities, Kraków, Gdańsk, Malbork). The territory, known as Sarmatia to Greco-Roman ethnographers, corresponds to the western part of greater Scythia ( modern Southern Russia, Ukraine, and the eastern Balkans ). At their greatest reported extent, around 100 BC, these tribes ranged from the Vistula River to the mouth of the Danube and eastward to the Volga, bordering the shores of the Black and Caspian seas as well as the Caucasus to the south. This sheet comes from the Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, printed by Koberger in 1493 in Nuremberg. The Nuremberg Chronicles was the first printed history of the known world with about 2000 woodcuts the most picturesque work of the early time of printing. It became one of the most popular books of the 15th. century. Latin text. / Dimensions: 41,00 x 27,00 cm Excellent impression in good condition with some worm holes in the left maregin and a bit soiled at the edges. / Literature: Literature: Michel Wolgemut, Painter, designer of woodcuts. At an early stage of his career he is thought to have assisted Hans Pleydenwurff (c. 1420-72) in Nuremberg. In 1473 he married Hans Pleydenwurff's widow, thereby inheriting this artist's workshop. Wolgemut taught Albrecht Dürer from 1486 to 1489. That Dürer held his master in high esteem is implied in a letter he wrote in 1506 from Venice to his friend Willibald Pirckheimer in Nuremberg, in which he recommends Wolgemut as a teacher for his younger brother Hans Dürer. Dürer also painted a portrait of Wolgemut in 1519. Wolgemut's stepson, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff (c. 1458-94), worked with him and by 1491 had become his partner. The Wolgemut workshop was the most active in Nuremberg during this period. Documented altarpieces for several churches. Together with Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, Wolgemut was responsible for the production of the woodblocks for Hartmann Schedel's 'Weltchronik' published in 1493 by Anton Koberger in Nuremberg (Text from Bartrum 1995). Bibliography: Rowlands 1993; Neudörfer, Nachrichten, pp. 128-30; Thieme-Becker, xxxvi, 1947, pp. 175ff.; xxxvii, 1950, p. 306 (for further literature); Gerd Betz, Der Nürnberger Maler Wolgemut und seine Werkstatt (typescript dissertation), Freiburg, 1955; Stange, ix, 1958, pp. 51-60; Bellm, Skizzenbuch; Bellm, Schatzbehalter, Austin, Nuremberg, pp. 92ff; Bartrum, BM 1995.A basic bibliography on Wolgemut is provided by Matthias Mende, Dürer-Bibliographie, Wiesbaden, 1971, nos 5808-30. Early literature on the prints is given in Campbell Dodgson, I, p. 241. A more recent discussion of Wolgemut, as well as Pleydenwurff, is in Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Nuremberg: A Renaissance City, 1500-1618, exh. cat., Austin, University of Texas, 1983, pp. 92ff. Incunabula leaf with woodcuts

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FRANCISCO GOYA (1746-1828)
Goya - Bellos Consejos / Descr…

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Crispijn de Passe the Elder (1564-1637)
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Rembrandt van Rijn (Leiden, 15 juli 1606 – Amsterdam, 4 oktober 1669)
Rembrandt Van Rijn - the resurre…

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Pieter Jansz Quast (1606-1647)
Pieter Quast, 1639-1650 - One of…

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Books & manuscripts

"A book is alive. Don't trust it. A book sucks you into it," wrote Victor Hugo.

Thus libraries came into being, and in their wake Books and Manuscripts auctions, bringing together antique and modern books, letters, autograph documents, maps and postcards.
From Books of Hours – manuscripts richly illuminated in blue and gold – to works by the Surrealists André Breton and Paul Eluard, the jewels of auctions are first editions on "fine paper" possessing the three cardinal virtues: a period binding, an outstanding provenance and an "envoi", in other words a dedication by the author.

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