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Le Mirivis des Naturgies. Lithographies de Jean Dubuffet.

by André Martel (Jean Dubuffet)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1963
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$12,500.00

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Paris: Alexandre Loewy, 1963. A rare and important livre d'artiste, illustrated with SIXTEEN FOLIO HORS-TEXTE LITHOGRAPHS BY JEAN DUBUFFET. Edition limited to 110 numbered copies printed on fine Auvergne wove paper, signed in the justification by Dubuffet and Martel. Folio. Loose and issued in the original wraps. This book was issued in a board slipcase, with a mounted… Read more
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$12,500.00
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Les plaideurs (illustrated by Jean Bruller and Louis Jou)

by Racine, Jean (illustrated by Jean Bruller [Vercors] and Louis Jou)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1932
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$375.00

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Paris: Paris: Les Bibliophiles du Palais, 1932. A striking livre d'artiste / fine press book with four original full-page hors-texte aquatints by Jean Bruller and dozens of woodcut decorations by Louis Jou. Printed in red and black and ruled throughout. Edition limited to 200 numbered copies beautifully printed on fine wove paper--this copy printed for Louis… Read more
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$375.00
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L'Eperon d'argent. Eaux-fortes originales de Jacques Despierre.

by Paul Vialar (Jacques Despierre).

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1957
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$375.00

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Paris: Les Bibliophiles Franco-Suisses, 1957. Two volumes, complete. A livre d'artiste illustrated with 74 FINE ORIGINAL ETCHINGS BY JACQUES DESPIERRE, including 2 double-page and 12 full-page. Most of the etchings depict horses. Edition limited to 125 numbered copies printed on fine Rives wove paper (this copy printed for Genevan lawyer Fernand Haissly). Folio. Loose… Read more
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$375.00
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Lotus-d'Or. Roman adapté du chinois. (Jing Ping Mei)

by Soulié, Georges (Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng) (odd Léon Gambetta association)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1912
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$475.00

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Paris: Eugène Fasquelle, 1912. ONE OF ONLY 15 COPIES ON CHINESE PAPER FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE FIRST FRENCH ADAPTATION of the classic Chinese novel "Jin Ping Mei" ("The Plum in the Golden Vase" or "The Golden Lotus". VIII, 295 pp. Illustrated with 14 full-page reproductions of Chinese woodcuts. One of 15 large-paper copies… Read more
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$475.00
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A FOUR-PAGE UNPUBLISHED SIGNED HOLOGRAPH POEM BY MAURICE UTRILLO, in his characteristically energetic hand, ABOUT THE REIGN OF TERROR. Dedicated to important Czech painter Georges Kars (1882-1945). 8vo. 4 pp. On fine wove paper. SIGNED IN FULL BY UTRILLO. In perfect condtiion. UNIQUE. To the best of my knowledge, the only… Read more
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$1,250.00
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Syon House 1922 (unique photo album)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1922
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$750.00

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Syon House, 1922. AN OUTSTANDING UNIQUE PHOTO ALBUM, WITH 25 LARGE (22.5 x 28.5) MOUNTED ORIGINAL SILVER PRINTS DEPICTING SYON HOUSE AND ITS OUTBUILDINGS (both exteriors and interiors), AND SYON GARDENS. Each of the photographs is titled in French in a very neat, calligraphic hand. Syon House is the last great London estate, and this album captures… Read more
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$750.00
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Paris: Reliques du passé. Croquis exécutés d'après nature et gravés à l'eau forte par Henri Toussaint

by Henri Toussaint (Henry Havard, introduction)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1910
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$495.00

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Paris: Léo Delteil / A. Le Corbeiller, 1910. A COMPLETE SET, WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONAL PLATES (including three printed on vellum), OF THIS CHARMING SUITE OF ETCHINGS DEVOTED TO PICTURESQUE SCENES OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY PARIS. 8 pp + 18 loose signed etchings + 13 additional etchings. This set was issued in three series of six etchings each, for a… Read more
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$495.00
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Rythme des Collines. Contes imériniens d'Alfred Chaumel. Eaux-fortes d'Urbain-Faurec

by Alfred Chaumel (Urbain Faurec, illustrator) (Henri Gouraud association copy)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1933
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$475.00

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Tananarive: Imprimerie des Arts Graphiques, 1933. ONE OF ONLY 15 COPIES ON PAPER MADE IN MADAGASCAR, OF THIS LIVRE D'ARTISTE PRINTED IN MADAGASCAR. Illustrated with 12 full-page hors-texts etchings by notable printmaker Urbain-Faurec. From an edition limited to 215 numbered copies, this is ONE OF ONLY 15 COPIES PRINTED ON FINE MADAGASCAR WOVE PAPER. This is… Read more
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$475.00
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Braque. Une aventure méthodique. Lithographies de Georges Braque.

by Pierre Reverdy (Georges Braque)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1949
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$3,250.00

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Paris: Fernand Mourlot (Maeght), 1949. A marvelous livre d'artiste devoted to Georges Braque, with 27 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS BY BRAQUE (one full-page hors-texte color lithographs with additional hand coloring, and 26 ornaments printed in black) and 12 full-page hors-texte color lithographs by Mourlot after Braque. Edition limited to 250 numbered copies, all printed on fine Arches wove paper. SIGNED… Read more
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$3,250.00
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Les élégies martiales. Illustrées de gravures sur bois par Raoul Dufy.

by Allard, Roger (Raoul Dufy)

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Published
1917
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$975.00

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Paris: Camille Bloch, 1917. Raoul Dufy. First edition of this collection of poems by Allard, based on World War I, ILLUSTRATED WITH 30 WOODCUTS BY RAOUL DUFY. 83pp. Edition limited to 251 numbered copies, of which this is ONE OF 180 COPIES PRINTED ON FINE BFK Rives wove paper. 12mo. Printed wraps. A tiny… Read more
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$975.00
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L'Image. Revue litteraire et artistique ornee de figures sur bois, nº 9. (illustrated by Félix Vallotton, Auguste Lepère et al.)

by Félix Vallotton, Auguste Lepère, Constantin Guys, Honoré Daumier, Edouard Manet, et al.

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1897
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$495.00

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Paris: Floury, 1897. The complete set of 38 relief prints executed for the August issue--the ninth of twelve published--of L'Image, a groundbreaking artistic and literary journal. THIS IS A SET OF PROOFS ON CHINESE PAPER, WITHOUT THE TEXT, with numerous wood-engravings and woodcuts including TWO ORIGINAL WOODCUTS BY FELIX VALLOTTON, "Jours d'été" and "Jours d'hiver". Folio. … Read more
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$495.00
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Fragments de la Divine Comédie. 10 gravures de Mario Masini

by Dante (color aquatints by Mario Masini)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1981
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$1,500.00

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Genève (Geneva): Galerie Patrick Cramer, 1981. Mario Masini. A portfolio of 10 LARGE COLOR AQUATINTS BY MARIO MASINI (based on the Divine Comedy), EACH SIGNED AND JUSTIFIED (26/45) BY THE ARTIST. Complete with title-page (with additional aquatint vignette) and justification leaf. Edition limited to only 45 numbered sets. Printed on extremely fine, thick Auvergne wove paper.… Read more
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$1,500.00
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L'apprentie. Préface de Henry Céard. Eaux-fortes et pointes sèches dessinées et gravées par Auguste Brouet

by Geffroy, Gustave (Auguste Brouet, illustrator) (Henry Céard, introduction)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1924
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$495.00

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Paris: Frédéric Grégoire, 1924. A charming livre d'artiste, with 38 FINE ETCHINGS AND DRYPOINTS BY AUGUSTE BROUET (portrait of the author; title-page vignette; 12 full-page hors-texte plates; 12 headpieces; 12 tailpieces). From a total edition of 162 copies, this is one of 110 numbered copies on extremely fine Arches wove paper with the 12 hors-texte plates in two… Read more
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$495.00
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La fin du monde filmée par l'Ange N.-D.

by Cendrars, Blaise (Fernand Léger, illustrator)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1919
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$4,250.00

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Paris: La Sirène, 1919. Fernand Léger. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT AVANT-GARDE LIVRES D'ARTISTE, ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT IN COLOR BY FERNAND LEGER. 60 pp. 22 illustrations in all, of which 20 colored by pochoir. From a total edition of 1225 copies, this is one of 1200 printed on fine Lafuma wove paper. … Read more
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$4,250.00
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Paris: Collection du Lierre S.P.E.L., 1951. An important livre d'artiste with 10 ORIGINAL COLOR ETCHINGS BY JEAN-GABRIEL DOMERGUE. From a total edition of 381 copies, this is one of 325 numbered copies on fine Rives wove paper. Large 4to. Loose as issued in original wraps. FINE AND BRIGHT, with no defects.
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$650.00
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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri. Inferno. A Verse Translation by Tom Phillips with Images and Commentary.

by Dante Alighieri (illustrated by Tom Phillips)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1983
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$19,500.00

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London: Talfourd Press, 1983. Two volumes bound in three, complete. ONE OF A HANDFUL OF COPIES BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN ELABORATELY DECORATED FULL MOROCCO BY PELLA ERSKINE-TULLOCH, USING PHILLIPS' DESIGNS (each of the sets bound by Erskine-Tulloch is unique--she did not repeat the bindings). Each binding signed by Erskine-Tulloch. One of the great 20th-century livres d'artiste, and… Read more
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$19,500.00
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Le Plaisir des Dieux, chansons de salles de garde (with pochoir illustrations by Raymond Lep)

by (Raymond Lep, illustrator)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1946
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$495.00

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Paris: Asclepios, 1946. Raymond Lep. ONE OF ONLY TEN SPECIAL COPIES WITH AN ADDITIONAL POCHOIR PLATE. A charming livre d'artiste, illustrated with 51 full-page lightly erotic pochoir plates and numerous smaller pochoir illustrations by Raymond Lep. 279 pp + 32 pp of sheet music (also illustrated in pochoir) in a separate folder. From a total edition… Read more
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$495.00
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The Divine Comedy (illustrated by Sandow Birk)

by Dante (Sandow Birk, illustrator)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
2003-2005
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$9,500.00

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Brisbane, California: Trillium Press, 2003-2005. Three volumes, complete. ONE OF THE GREAT CONTEMPORARY ILLUSTRATED EDITIONS OF THE DIVINE COMEDY, WITH 209 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS BY SANDOW BIRK, ALL SIGNED IN PENCIL BY THE ARTIST. Edition limited to 100 copies, all printed on fine wove paper, of which this is copy 100/100. Folio. Beautifully bound in original… Read more
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$9,500.00
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Copenhagen: printed by the artist, 1923-1928. Ebba Holm. ONE OF ONLY TWO RECORDED COMPLETE SETS OF EBBA HOLM'S 107 WONDERFUL WOODCUT AND LINOCUT ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE DIVINE COMEDY. The set includes the portrait of Dante, the general title, title + 36 prints for the Inferno, title + 33 prints for the Purgatorio, and title + 33 prints… Read more
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$9,750.00
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"L'Inferno". 34 litografie originali colorate a mano dall'autore (Gianfranco Rontani), Presentazione di Dino Carlesi

by Dante Alighieri (Gianfranco Rontani, lithographs) (Dino Carlesi, introduction)

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Cole & Contreras
Published
1990
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$1,500.00

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Firenze (Florence): The Artist, 1990. A portfolio of 34 PENCIL-SIGNED HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPHS BY GIANFRANCO RONTANI, PRINTED ON FINE, THICK WOVE PAPER. Edition limited to 50 copies. Large 4to. Loose as issued. House in original cloth folding case. FINE AND BRIGHT, WITH NO DEFECTS. Complete sets are of the greatest rarity. Not in… Read more
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$1,500.00

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