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Rare European Artists Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

There are so many incredible European artists, and there is a wide selection of rare books about European artists to choose from. Some of the rare European art books featured below focus on specific artists, and other books are written solely about individual European artists. Many of these books have beautiful illustrations, and the books themselves could be considered works of art.

Bibliographie des oeuvres de René Char by CHAR, René (1907-1988); Pierre-André BENOIT ("PAB", 1921-1993)

Paris: PAB, 1964. 8vo (9.75 x 7 inches; 248 x 178 mm). 98, [6] pages. Printed on Arches. ONE OF 50 COPIES WITH FOUR ORIGINAL SIGNED PRINTS BY GEORGES BRAQUE, ALBERTO GIACOMETTI, JOAN MIRÓ, and MARIA HELENA VIEIRA DA SILVA; and 12 illustrations in text…

From Riverrun Books & Manuscripts


CHRONIQUES DES TEMPS HÉROIQUES by [Picasso, Pablo]: Jacob, Max

[ Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. Small quarto. Stiff lithographically decorated wrappers. Lithographed three panel frontis (replicating the slipcase decoration) and three original full-plate dry-point etchings. Textual illustrations. Fine (but see below) in …

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


RUES ET VISAGES DE LONDRES. Texte de Pierre mac Orlan. 21 Eaux-Fortes de Chas. Laborde by ORLAN. MAC PIERRE. -- Laborde. Charles, illustrates

En viente a la Librairie J. Terquem, Paris. Aux depens de L'Artiste. 1928. LIMITED EDITION. Folio. (16.6 x 13.7 inches). One of 20 copies on Japon Imperial paper, this is copy number 5, from a total edition of 121 copies, and this with an original (prepa…

From Paul Foster Books


AFFEN UND ALPHABETE by Grieshaber, H[elmut] A[ndreas] P[aul]

[Stuttgart: Manus Press, 1962. Folio (45 x 33.5 cm). Accordion-fold sheets laid into pictorial stiff wrappers. Spine label a bit frayed along the edges, some slipcase rubbing along the extreme edges of the wrappers, otherwise near fine in publisher's pic…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


THE SPIRITUAL MISSION OF ART by [Arp, Jean]: Seuphor, Michel

New York: Galerie Chalette, 1960. Oblong small quarto. Full velveteen stiff wrappers, with onlaid bronze-like metallic figure on upper wrapper. Illustrated throughout with plates and photographs. Fine, in suede covered clamshell box (see below). First ed…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB



Berlin: Erich Reiss Verlag, 1920. 160pp. Small octavo. Pictorial wrappers. Plates. Wrappers lightly soiled and dusty, with faint coffee splash on lower wrapper, text slightly tanned (as usual), with faint rippling at edges, staples a bit rusty, otherwise…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB



BONNARD COLOR LITHOGRAPHPictorial wrappers. Bit of loss to spine extremities and crack starting at upper joint, stitching loosening. Still a pleasing, clean copy, uncut and unopened, preserved in a cloth folder with flaps and ribbon tie. The frontispiece,…

From Marilyn Braiterman Rare Books


LA CHEVELURE by Hugnet, Georges

[Paris]: Editions Sagesse, 1937. Small quarto. Gold foil paper over wrappers, with collage on upper wrapper (torn black paper screenprinted with title in gilt). Frontis. A few creases to foil, clean splits along spine fold at crown and toe (no loss), bu…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


PERLES ET PARURES [caption title] ... LES JOYAUX FANTAISIE ... MINÉRALOGIE DES DAMES PAR LE CTE FŒLIX [with:] LES PARURES FANTAISIE ... HISTOIRE DE LA MODE PAR LE CTE FŒLIX by [Gavarni (pseud of Sulpice-Guillaume Chevalier) (illus)]: Méry, Joseph

Paris: G. de Gonet [et al]...[&] a Leipzig: Chez Charles Twietmeyer, 1850. Two volumes. [4],316pp. plus frontis and fifteen plates; [2],300pp. plus frontis and fifteen plates. Large octavo (27.5 x 18.7cm). Very handsome 20th century half tan morocco, rai…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


CONTES ANTIQUES by Sauvage, Sylvain [illustrator], and Pierre Louys

Paris: Éditions du Bois Sacré, 1929. clxxxiii,[1]pp. Small folio. (225 x 255 mm). Printed wrappers. Frontis. Illustrated with original colored engravings, ornamental initials, and with decorative head and tail-pieces in color. Two leaves show mino…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


The Sketchbooks of Picasso "Je Suis Le Cahier": Exhibition Poster by Pablo Picasso; Paloma Picasso ( SIGNED)

New York: SPADEM/ Pace Gallery Publ., 1986. RARE exhibition poster SIGNED by Paloma Picasso, renowned fashion designer and daughter of Pablo Picasso, signed lower left and dated by her "86. The exhibition ran at the Pace Gallery, New York City, from …

From Dale Steffey Books, ABAA


CHAGALL by [Chagall, Marc]: Lassaigne, Jacques

[Paris]: Maeght Editeur, 1957. Small quarto. Color lithographed pictorial wrapper over stiff wrapper. Plates and photographs. Slight tanning at spine ends, with small nick at crown, otherwise about fine. First edition. Including the wrapper and title-pag…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Croquis - [Ten Lithographs] by Eugène Isabey

Paris, Félix Hermet, no date (but mid 19th c.), 190 x 274mm, pp. (26); orig. half cloth, gilt lettering on front board. The complete album as issued by the publisher. - Small word by Hermet, mainly on this publication, and ten orig. lithographs by Isabey…

From Capricedardour


A meme la Pierre. Fernand Mourlot Lithographe by Fernand Mourlot / Castor Seibel

Paris: Pierre Bordas et Fils , 1982. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Loose sheets as issued in original color lithographed wrappers by Jean Dubuffet, In cloth clamshell box. Color and black& white lithographs and illustrations…

From Concept Books


THE JERUSALEM WINDOWS by Chagall, Marc, and Jean Leymarie [text & notes]

Monte Carlo: André Sauret, 1962. 210,[4]pp. Small folio (33 x 26 cm). Cloth. Plates, photographs. Fine in dust jacket with tiny nicks toward lower fore-tip. Card slipcase. First English language edition, translated from the French by Elaine Desautels. I…

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


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