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  • (Exposition catalogue)
    LA GUIRLANDE DE JULIE Le Monde Des Fleurs/ Tableaux Et Livres Précieux.

    The catalogue for an exhibition of floral paintings and books inspired by the famous GUIRLANDE DE JULIE whose original was created as a manuscript collection of poems and flower paintings presented in 1641 as a birthday gift to Julie-Lucine d'Angennes de Rambouillet by her fiancé, the marquis de Montausier. This work is often cited as having initiated the genre of the floral gift book and contributed to the later literary fashion for floral symbolism and the development of the language of flowers. The text of the catalogue inclues a biographical essay on both Julie and de Montausier, 28vo (27 x 18.5 cm); 52 pp. including color frontispiece from portrait + 7 color and 2 black and white full page reproductions of paintngs or engravings.

    Original glossy paper wrappers with color garland printed on upper cover.

    ID#: 15583
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  • (Women and The Land)
    LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE by SAVIGNAC, Alida de.
    SAVIGNAC, Alida de.
    LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE Ou L’Art de Vivre à La Campagne.

    First edition. “8vo (17 x 10 cm); (vi) + 322 pp. with text illustration + engraved frontispiece + 2 engraved plates... Alida de Savignac’s LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE OU L’ART DE VIVRE (1837) is a novel-cum-handbook advising on the multiple aspects of running a country house...” (Finch, Alison. WOMEN’S WRITING IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, p. 79). This is the story of how the fictional Olympe de Saint-Julien, a young woman accustomed to delicate activities such as dance and music, but, also, a child of the revolution, regains her nearly ruined family estate through the efforts of a guardian relative, and then learns how to run the rural property on her own. She agrees to study the popular manual LA MAISON RUSTIQUE and…

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    First edition. “8vo (17 x 10 cm); (vi) + 322 pp. with text illustration + engraved frontispiece + 2 engraved plates... Alida de Savignac’s LA JEUNE PROPRIÉTAIRE OU L’ART DE VIVRE (1837) is a novel-cum-handbook advising on the multiple aspects of running a country house...” (Finch, Alison. WOMEN’S WRITING IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY FRANCE, p. 79). This is the story of how the fictional Olympe de Saint-Julien, a young woman accustomed to delicate activities such as dance and music, but, also, a child of the revolution, regains her nearly ruined family estate through the efforts of a guardian relative, and then learns how to run the rural property on her own. She agrees to study the popular manual LA MAISON RUSTIQUE and then proceeds to tackle the reclamation of the house, garden, and farm, transforming decaying structures into stables, granges, poultry houses, etc. Her new plans and those advised by her guardian include making water courses to help in the creation of a fish pond, the planting of fruit and ornamental trees, and designing appropriate arrangements of the house and its rooms (the kitchen being most important). Providing supplies of medicines for the care of her workers was essential. Olympe’s guardian also offers instruction on the milk house, the poultry yard, the pigeon house, and the sheep hold. All of this is discussed in great detail and with an eye to profitabllity. There must be a vegetable greenhouse, a fruitier, and a grand shed for gardening and agricultural tools, as well as carpentry shop equipment. Eventually, Olympe rises at six each morning to survey the operations of the farm. She teaches local children and dispenses medicine. Nor is the ornamental garden neglected, with green lawns and roses planted in front of the chateau. Politics and romance play their part in the story and two tales, LES JUMELLES and LA FÊTE de SAINTE-CATHERINE, are added as lessons. Written by a woman and published by another - Désirée Eymery - who published the series Bibliothèque de l’éducation - this is a strong example of literature produced in early 19th century France encouraging women to seek empowerment. In the U.S. we locate only one copy of a later 1853 edition, and five other various editions located in France. “Olympe fermière, dame de château, maîtresse d’école et médecin” 8vo (17x10cm); (vi) + 322 pp.k with text illustration + engraved frontispiece + 2 engraved plates.

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    Contemporary decoratively embossed leather covers with gilt tooled borders; gilt ornamented spine, titled in gilt; corners bumped and frayed, head and heel of spine very gently worn; small gutter tear on page 1 not affecting text; marbled endpapers with book label of F.M. Caye on front pastedown; occasional browning, mostly to margins. The final pages with the two stories added are more foxed. An attractive and well-preserved copy in a decorative Romantic binding.

    ID#: 16679
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  • LICHACEV, Dmitrij Sergeevic.
    LA POESIA DEI GIARDINI. Per Una Semantica Degli Stili Dei Giardini E Dei Parchi. Il Giardino Come Testo.

    Italian translation of the second edition, first published in Russian under the title: POEZIIA SADOV: SEMANTIKE SADOVO-PARKOVYKH STILEI: SAD KAK TEKST. 8vo (20.7 x 15 cm); iii-xxxii + 343 pp. 16 color plates and 32 half-tone plates.

    Orignal cloth in dust jacket.

    ID#: 14738
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  • LA THEORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE. by (DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, A. J.)
    (DEZALLIER D'ARGENVILLE, A. J.)
    LA THEORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE. Ou L'On Traite A Fond Des Beaux Jardins appellés communément Les Jardins De Propreté, Comme sont Les Parterres, Les Bosquets, Les Boulingrins, &c...

    First Dutch edition of the most influential work on garden design of the eighteenth century. It effectively codified the design principles of the French formal garden and continued in print for at least six decades. "France did not become mistress of Europe in garden art merely because of such of her examples as could be copied; of almost equal importance was the wide popularity of a book which first appeared anonymously in France in 1709 under the title THEORIE ET PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE... Never before did a book lay down the principles of any style so surely and so intelligibly in instructive precepts." (Gothein, HISTORY OF GARDEN ART, volume II, pg 111.) This edition, published in Holland, is the first…

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    First Dutch edition of the most influential work on garden design of the eighteenth century. It effectively codified the design principles of the French formal garden and continued in print for at least six decades. "France did not become mistress of Europe in garden art merely because of such of her examples as could be copied; of almost equal importance was the wide popularity of a book which first appeared anonymously in France in 1709 under the title THEORIE ET PRATIQUE DU JARDINAGE... Never before did a book lay down the principles of any style so surely and so intelligibly in instructive precepts." (Gothein, HISTORY OF GARDEN ART, volume II, pg 111.) This edition, published in Holland, is the first of many pirated editions to appear outside of France. It carefully follows the original Paris edition, even in its pagination, and the plates are nicely engraved by J. Lamsvelt with strong dark impressions. 4to (25.8 x 20 cm); (xii) + 208 pp. with numerous engraved text illustrations and ornaments + 32 folding plates (chiefly garden plans).

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    Recent quarter vellum with red leather spine label and gilt lettering; marginal foxing of a few plates, but generally a clean and attractive copy.

    ID#: 15660
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  • (Herbarium)
    LARGE FORMAT NINETEENTH CENTURY FRENCH HERBARIUM. by (ARNOULD, L.M.)
    (ARNOULD, L.M.)
    LARGE FORMAT NINETEENTH CENTURY FRENCH HERBARIUM.

    An attractive and generally well preserved collection of 70 mounted botanical specimens collected in France during the mid-nineteenth century. Many, though not all, of the specimens are accompanied by hand-written descriptive labels, including a few with extended notes (in one case extending to several pages). Some specimens appear to have been collected in the region around Paris, while others (including a few tropical plants) appear to have been cultivated and collected in the herborist's own garden. They are, for the most part, reasonably preserved and attractively mounted., although because of their size, there is damage to some. Folios, 4 paper fascicles, approximately 45 x 32 cm., with a total of 70 mounted plant specimen sheets, folded in half to protect…

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    An attractive and generally well preserved collection of 70 mounted botanical specimens collected in France during the mid-nineteenth century. Many, though not all, of the specimens are accompanied by hand-written descriptive labels, including a few with extended notes (in one case extending to several pages). Some specimens appear to have been collected in the region around Paris, while others (including a few tropical plants) appear to have been cultivated and collected in the herborist's own garden. They are, for the most part, reasonably preserved and attractively mounted., although because of their size, there is damage to some. Folios, 4 paper fascicles, approximately 45 x 32 cm., with a total of 70 mounted plant specimen sheets, folded in half to protect the specimens, with the mounted specimens on leaves measuring 45 x 30 cm.

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    Two later cloth-backed, marbled paper portfolios protecting four heavy grey paper fascicles; there is some damage to a number of the of the more fragile specimens, but generally well preserved.

    ID#: 15694
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  • (Parks, Paris)
    TOUSSAINT, Eugène.
    LE BOIS DE BOULOGNE. Son Histoire/ Ses Transformations/ Actuelles.

    This pamphlet was published to mark a conference in 1944 organized by Toussaint, "inspecteur général des eaux et forêts, conservateur en chef des parcs et jardins de la ville de Paris et du départment dea Seine." With a signed penned inscription from the author to Roger Blais dated 1958. Stapled pamphlet (27 x 21 cm); 18 +(ii) pp.

    Original printed paper covers

    ID#: 15775
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  • DU MONT de COURSET.
    LE BOTANISTE CULTIVATEUR, Ou Description, Culture Et Usages De La Plus Grande Partie Des Plantes Étrangeres, Naturalisées et Indigènes, Cultivées En France, En Autriche, En Italie Et En Angleterre, Rangées Suivant La Méthode De Jussieu.

    Seconde Edition, "Entièrement Refondue Et Considerablement Augmentée." A massive catalogue resulting from the author's ambitious objective of compiling a complete list of all plants currently cultivated in France, Austria, Italy and England. In addition to its considerable enlargement, this edition also includes a folding plan of de Courset's own extensive botanical gardens near Boulogne. Extensive general observations take up most of the first volume, and the entries for each specific species and variety also include notes on cultivation and remarks on the best and most popular varieties for different purposes. A supplement volume (not present here) was also issued in 1814. Six volumes, 8vo (20.2 x 12.7 cm); viii + 562 (+ 1), 636 (+ 2), (iv) + 552, (iv) + 632, (iv) + 567, iv + 631 pp. + 1 folding plan, 1 engraved plate and 2 folding tables.

    Contemporary quarter sheep with marbled boards, lightly scuffed; occasional browning and foxing of text.

    ID#: 13909
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  • (Chantilly)
    LE BOUQUET DE CHANTILLY. by Ganay, Ernest de.
    Ganay, Ernest de.
    LE BOUQUET DE CHANTILLY.

    First edition; No. 1 of 6 copies printed on Japan paper at the press of Jacques et Demontrond in Besançon. With a signed ink presentation inscription to le comte (René Philipon ) on the free endpaper and a posted note from de Ganay to Philipon laid in. An essay in praise of the beauties of garden, landscape and architecture at Chantilly and the interventions there of great designers, gardeners and architects by France’s distinquished bibliographer of French garden literature. Ganay 1925/9 “Bibliographie Des Travaux D’Ernest De Ganay” in Mosser & Sartre, BIBLIOTHèQUE ET JARDIN. ERNEST De GANAY. In OCLC we locate only the British Library copy. “C’est que Chantilly réunit tous les agréments.” 8vo (23 x 14.6 cm) 32 +…

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    First edition; No. 1 of 6 copies printed on Japan paper at the press of Jacques et Demontrond in Besançon. With a signed ink presentation inscription to le comte (René Philipon ) on the free endpaper and a posted note from de Ganay to Philipon laid in. An essay in praise of the beauties of garden, landscape and architecture at Chantilly and the interventions there of great designers, gardeners and architects by France’s distinquished bibliographer of French garden literature. Ganay 1925/9 “Bibliographie Des Travaux D’Ernest De Ganay” in Mosser & Sartre, BIBLIOTHèQUE ET JARDIN. ERNEST De GANAY. In OCLC we locate only the British Library copy. “C’est que Chantilly réunit tous les agréments.” 8vo (23 x 14.6 cm) 32 + (iv) pp. with printer’s ornaments.

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    Original paper wrappers with upper cover title, border and design printed in red; in contemporary glassine. Fine.

    ID#: 16464
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  • (Flowers Personified).
    DELASALLE, R. (Mme. Theodore Midy)
    LE CHATEAU DES FLEURS.

    Illustrated with eight amusing and lovely two-toned lithographed plates of animated flowers. Six of the plates depict people transformed into flowers, with four examples on each plate. The other two plates depict scenes with an Enchanteur or Magician and human beings at the beginning and end of this fantastic tale. The story is loosely based on a variation of the German Faustus the Enchanteur legend, but it is the artistic treatment of the personified flowers that is of interest here. The flower bodies with human heads are similar to Grandville’s illustrations for LES FLEURS ANIMÉES of 1847, but here they are more defined as flowers. The artist’s signature on many of the plates is “Bertrand”; the printer is Becquet, Paris.…

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    Illustrated with eight amusing and lovely two-toned lithographed plates of animated flowers. Six of the plates depict people transformed into flowers, with four examples on each plate. The other two plates depict scenes with an Enchanteur or Magician and human beings at the beginning and end of this fantastic tale. The story is loosely based on a variation of the German Faustus the Enchanteur legend, but it is the artistic treatment of the personified flowers that is of interest here. The flower bodies with human heads are similar to Grandville’s illustrations for LES FLEURS ANIMÉES of 1847, but here they are more defined as flowers. The artist’s signature on many of the plates is “Bertrand”; the printer is Becquet, Paris. The author was Rosine de La Salle Theodore Midy who wrote quite a number of works for children, including LA BOTANIQUE ILLUSTRÉE DE LA JEUNESSE and L’ALPHABET. The book is bound in printed floral paper covers with rusticated borders, signed L. Poguet. The covers also bear the name of the publisher Auguste Ghio, Palais-Royal. We find one copy with a different publisher (A. Courcier) at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Tolbiac; another copy is identified, but not located, in OCLC with a Library of Education publisher. Theodore Rosine de la Salle Midy was also published by Library of Education and A. Courcier - this is likely the same person. A very scarce Romantic floral fantasy. In the Style of Grandville 4to (30 x 22 cm.); 54 + (ii) pp. + 8 lithographed plates in two tints.

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    Original decoratively printed paper covered boards, professionally re-backed in red cloth, upper corners skillfully reinforced, soiling and some nicking to extremities of paper; new endpapers at front successfully co-ordinated with original rear endpapers; infrequent light scattered foxing.

    ID#: 16667
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  • LE JARDIN DE L'ANTERIEUR. by LASSUS, Bernard.
    LASSUS, Bernard.
    LE JARDIN DE L'ANTERIEUR.

    One of 300 copies hand-printed by Kerversau imprimeur. LE JARDIN DE L’ANTERIEUR was Lassus's entry in a competition to design a garden for the new town of L'Isle d'Abeau. His plan won the competition but the project was never realised. LE JARDIN DE L'ANTERIEUR counts among Lassus's earliest published garden projects and both its text and its drawings demonstrate what the OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS (p. 205) calls his "approach to landscape which rejects empiricism in favour of exploring the non-measurable realm of the imagination." Stephen Bann says of his projects: "It seems to me beyond question that Lassus's highly inventive descriptions of garden projects function as utopian texts: Arcadia is conjured up, as it were, in the interstices of…

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    One of 300 copies hand-printed by Kerversau imprimeur. LE JARDIN DE L’ANTERIEUR was Lassus's entry in a competition to design a garden for the new town of L'Isle d'Abeau. His plan won the competition but the project was never realised. LE JARDIN DE L'ANTERIEUR counts among Lassus's earliest published garden projects and both its text and its drawings demonstrate what the OXFORD COMPANION TO GARDENS (p. 205) calls his "approach to landscape which rejects empiricism in favour of exploring the non-measurable realm of the imagination." Stephen Bann says of his projects: "It seems to me beyond question that Lassus's highly inventive descriptions of garden projects function as utopian texts: Arcadia is conjured up, as it were, in the interstices of the design, and the charming line drawings that he provides are the exact graphic correlate to this state of potentiality." ("Arcadia as utopia in contemporary landscape design: the work of Bernard Lassus”, HISTORY OF HUMAN SCIENCES Vol. 16 No. 1 p. 117). Accompanying the Lassus text is an essay on the garden by Michel Conan. “garden projects..as utopian texts” Folio (55 x 36 cm); loose, as issued, in heavy paper folder; 16 unnumbered pages printed on papier d'Arches with 4 text illustrations + 3 plates from drawings (impressions measuring 21 x 28.5; 29 x 20; and 20.5 x 22.5 cm., respectively), 2 illustrating the garden and 1 showing its site.

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    In leather-backed custom portfolio; just about a fine copy with only the faintest hint of occasional foxing commencing.

    ID#: 16433
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  • (Art Brut)
    LE JARDIN DES SURPRISES DU TRANSCENDANT SATRAPE CAMILLE RENAULT (cover title). by Sigoda, Pascal.
    Sigoda, Pascal.
    LE JARDIN DES SURPRISES DU TRANSCENDANT SATRAPE CAMILLE RENAULT (cover title).

    Limited edition of 666 copies, this example #24 of 299 numbered copies bound in papier gris-ardoise. There are few vestiges left of Le Jardin des Surpises built in Attigny by the eccentric and multi-talented sculptor Renault. It was destroyed after the war and he rebuilt it some 300 meters away from the original site by re-cycling much of the sculpture. After his death, vandals destroyed most of what was left. This work is a catalogue of an “exhibition” devoted to the garden and Renault. Some biographical detail is provided and Renault’s work as an autodictact is mentioned in the context of “les inspirés,” such as le Facteur Cheval and Isidore or “Picassiette.” Given Renault’s work as a patissier  and cuisinier,…

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    Limited edition of 666 copies, this example #24 of 299 numbered copies bound in papier gris-ardoise. There are few vestiges left of Le Jardin des Surpises built in Attigny by the eccentric and multi-talented sculptor Renault. It was destroyed after the war and he rebuilt it some 300 meters away from the original site by re-cycling much of the sculpture. After his death, vandals destroyed most of what was left. This work is a catalogue of an “exhibition” devoted to the garden and Renault. Some biographical detail is provided and Renault’s work as an autodictact is mentioned in the context of “les inspirés,” such as le Facteur Cheval and Isidore or “Picassiette.” Given Renault’s work as a patissier  and cuisinier, an influence which showed in the sculptures of his gardens, connections with the work of Carême are also made. The photographic reproductions show the interiors of Renault’s Hotel des Deux Gares and of the Musée de la Guerre at Attigny. Photos of the garden include a view of the exterior of his second self-made house and a picture of Renault himself in the midst of his sculpture garden of animals, farm workers, etc. Shortly before his death he became a member of the Collège de Pataphysique, attaining the status of satrape shared by others such as Jean Dubuffet, Joan Miró, and Jacques Prévert. Uncommon.   A Pataphysicist’s Garden Bound printed typescript, 34 pp. printed on rectos only; 29.5 x 2lcm; 10 full page and 5 half page illustrations from photographs.

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    Original wrappers with title and decorative device in red on upper cover; printed portrait of Renault in red on lower cover; insignificant spots and some bumping and a mended nick at spine heel and bottom edge on lower cover. A very good copy.

    ID#: 16501
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  • (Parks - Brussels)
    LE PARC DE BRUXELLES. by Schoonen, Louis.
    Schoonen, Louis.
    LE PARC DE BRUXELLES. Poème Descriptif et Satirique En Quatre Chants,

    First and apparently only edition. With an engraved frontispiece of a view taken from within the park looking towards the Palais de la Nation designed by Gilles-Barnabé Guimard who, together with Joachim Zinner, provided the overall plans for the park and Place Royal in the 18th century. The four “chants” of the poem evoke events and people in the region’s history through encounters with the park’s sculptures of classical and historical figures, its structures, etc. Of particular interest for Schoonen’s 28 pages of notes which provide detailed descriptions of the park, its plantings, layout, views and associated history. Scarce. In OCLC we locate only one copy at Utrecht and one at Vlaamse Erfgredbibliotheek. 8vo (17.2 x 12.5 cm); engraved frontispiece…

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    First and apparently only edition. With an engraved frontispiece of a view taken from within the park looking towards the Palais de la Nation designed by Gilles-Barnabé Guimard who, together with Joachim Zinner, provided the overall plans for the park and Place Royal in the 18th century. The four “chants” of the poem evoke events and people in the region’s history through encounters with the park’s sculptures of classical and historical figures, its structures, etc. Of particular interest for Schoonen’s 28 pages of notes which provide detailed descriptions of the park, its plantings, layout, views and associated history. Scarce. In OCLC we locate only one copy at Utrecht and one at Vlaamse Erfgredbibliotheek. 8vo (17.2 x 12.5 cm); engraved frontispiece +92 pp with 2 tailpieces + 1 engraved plate.

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    Marbled paper over boards with gilt lettered red leather spine label,minor shelfwear; small old tape marks on end papers, faint offsetting of engraved frontispiece onto titlepage; presentation inscription from the author on half-title. A very good copy.

    ID#: 16598
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  • (BETZ)
    LES JARDINS DE BETZ, POÈME, by CÉRUTTI, Joseph Antoine.
    CÉRUTTI, Joseph Antoine.
    LES JARDINS DE BETZ, POÈME, Accompagné de Notes instructives sur les travaux champêtres, sur les arts, les lois, les révolutions, la noblesse, le clergé, etc.; Fait En 1785 Par M. Cérutti, Et Publié en 1792 Par M. ****,

    The gardens at Betz were built by Marie-Catherine Brignolé, princess of Monaco, between 1780 and 1789. They formed an important parc à fabriques, created at least partly by a collaboration of Hubert Robert and the duc d'Harcourt. Cérutti visited the gardens in 1785 and composed this poem while there to recite as an entertainment for his host and fellow guests. It narrates a promenade through the park in the course of which each of its many picturesque fabriques and features is carefully described. It is easily the most detailed and complete contemporary account of this important jardin anglais, which was abandoned during the Revolution and later lost to neglect. Though not originally written for publication, the poem was eventually published…

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    The gardens at Betz were built by Marie-Catherine Brignolé, princess of Monaco, between 1780 and 1789. They formed an important parc à fabriques, created at least partly by a collaboration of Hubert Robert and the duc d'Harcourt. Cérutti visited the gardens in 1785 and composed this poem while there to recite as an entertainment for his host and fellow guests. It narrates a promenade through the park in the course of which each of its many picturesque fabriques and features is carefully described. It is easily the most detailed and complete contemporary account of this important jardin anglais, which was abandoned during the Revolution and later lost to neglect. Though not originally written for publication, the poem was eventually published shortly before the author's death together with the extensive footnotes on the gardens which more than double the text. The present copy is marked as "Seconde Édition," although its imprint gives a date of January 1792, the same date as the first. Ganay 538. 8vo (19.4 x 12.5 cm); 72 pp. including three pages listing Cerutti's other publications.

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    Recently bound in marbled paper over boards with gilt leather titling piece on spine; recent endpapers; rubber stamp at bottom of final page of ads; some browning to text.

    ID#: 16033
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  • STEIN, Henri.
    LES JARDINS DE FRANCE Des Origines A La Fin Du XVIIIe Siecle.

    This portfolio of plates reproducing early garden engravings was published at the time of the 300th anniversary of the birth of André Le Nôtre. Its purpose was to furnish models of the formal French garden for architects and gardeners, as well as amateurs and garden proprietors. As such, it is a valuable resource for any student of French gardens because its 393 reproduced engravings document important design elements in French gardens from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the landscape garden period. Of particular interest is the large selection of parterre designs. With a brief historical text, an index of the localities represented in the plates, a table of artists or engravers and, sometimes, locations of the plates, and…

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    This portfolio of plates reproducing early garden engravings was published at the time of the 300th anniversary of the birth of André Le Nôtre. Its purpose was to furnish models of the formal French garden for architects and gardeners, as well as amateurs and garden proprietors. As such, it is a valuable resource for any student of French gardens because its 393 reproduced engravings document important design elements in French gardens from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the landscape garden period. Of particular interest is the large selection of parterre designs. With a brief historical text, an index of the localities represented in the plates, a table of artists or engravers and, sometimes, locations of the plates, and with a bibliography of works on garden art in France. Ganay 388 Folio (39.5 x 29.5 cm); 24 pp. text + 104 plates of 393 photographic reproductions of engravings, documents and a few photographs.

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    Loose in publisher's original cloth portfolio with title printed in green on upper cover and spine, printed medallion illustration on upper cover; original portfolio ties,the very faintest foxing to edges only, otherwise very fine.

    ID#: 15947
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  • LES JARDINS SUSPENDUS DE COLAS by LASSUS, BERNARD. IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Gold Medal Award Winner, 2009.
    LASSUS, BERNARD. IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Gold Medal Award Winner, 2009.
    LES JARDINS SUSPENDUS DE COLAS

    With texts by Stephan Bann, Michel Conan, John Dixon Hunt, Axel Sowa, Massimo Venturi Ferriolo, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Franco Zagari. "...gardens have almost always foretold in advance the relationships between man and nature, and between society and nature." (Bernard Lassus) Colorful documentation of the highly imaginative garden designed by Lassus for the French motoroute company Colas's siege social in Boulogne-Billancourt, bordering Paris. In his uniquely sensitive interaction with the architecture of Pierre Riboulet, Lassus has created a world of four stages: "Le Jardin du Jeu des Saisons;" "Les Jardins de Pins;" " Le Jardin de Verdure;" and "Le Jardin de l'Attente" all of which are illustrated here by Lassus's photographs, drawings, plans and elevations. Additional photographs are by Michel Biteau, Marie-Clare…

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    With texts by Stephan Bann, Michel Conan, John Dixon Hunt, Axel Sowa, Massimo Venturi Ferriolo, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, Franco Zagari. "...gardens have almost always foretold in advance the relationships between man and nature, and between society and nature." (Bernard Lassus) Colorful documentation of the highly imaginative garden designed by Lassus for the French motoroute company Colas's siege social in Boulogne-Billancourt, bordering Paris. In his uniquely sensitive interaction with the architecture of Pierre Riboulet, Lassus has created a world of four stages: "Le Jardin du Jeu des Saisons;" "Les Jardins de Pins;" " Le Jardin de Verdure;" and "Le Jardin de l'Attente" all of which are illustrated here by Lassus's photographs, drawings, plans and elevations. Additional photographs are by Michel Biteau, Marie-Clare Bordaz, Fabien Calcavechia, Michel Conan, Andrea Koenecke, Frank Schalaster and Ferriolo Massimo Venturi. Oblong spiral bound volume, 23.2 x 27 cm.; 128 pp. profusely illusted and printed in color and in black and white. Bound in color printed plastic covers.

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    Fine.

    ID#: 16029
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  • (Vavin illustrations)
    LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS. by LENEVEUX, Mme. Louise.
    LENEVEUX, Mme. Louise.
    LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS. Ouvrage Illustré De Douze Vignettes Rehaussées En Couleur, d’Après les Dessins de A. Varin

    First edition. Combining the talents of French childrens’ books author Louise Leneveux, born Marie-Louise Pignot (1797-18960), and the remarkable French artist, printer, and book illustrator, Amédée Varin (1818-1883), this charming publication brings the amusement and panache of anthropomorphic design to a sweet and modest book instructing children about insects. Varin is now much admired for his transformative interpretations of butterflies and vegetables in 19th century book illustration (see PAPILLONS METAMORPHOSES, 1852 and L’EMPIRE DE LÉGUMES, 1851). For our LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS, the colour illustration of the butterfly writing his memoires using an overturned rose blossom as a desk sets the character of the book. Here, Vavin’s amusing colour plates (for example ants building a shed and silkworms busy…

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    First edition. Combining the talents of French childrens’ books author Louise Leneveux, born Marie-Louise Pignot (1797-18960), and the remarkable French artist, printer, and book illustrator, Amédée Varin (1818-1883), this charming publication brings the amusement and panache of anthropomorphic design to a sweet and modest book instructing children about insects. Varin is now much admired for his transformative interpretations of butterflies and vegetables in 19th century book illustration (see PAPILLONS METAMORPHOSES, 1852 and L’EMPIRE DE LÉGUMES, 1851). For our LES PETITS HABITANTS DES FLEURS, the colour illustration of the butterfly writing his memoires using an overturned rose blossom as a desk sets the character of the book. Here, Vavin’s amusing colour plates (for example ants building a shed and silkworms busy spinning) are engraved by Lejeune. The lithography is by Godard. Leneveux brought a similar spirit of transformed nature to her LES FLEURS PARLANTS (1845) and LES ANIMAUX PARLANTS (1845). Gumachian 373 ( in a different binding); Cotsen No. 27283, Cotsen Catalogue 3470. We have located 4 copies in the U.S.; 3 in France; 1 in the Netherlands; and 1 in the V&A through OCLC. A scarce little book. “Les insectes musiciens, les fourmis maconne....” 12mo (x) + 252 pp. + decorative frontispiece in colour + 11 full page additional colour plates, highlighted by hand colouring. Decorative printed initials and printers ornaments.

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    Contemporary brown cloth with gilt ruled and lettered spine, blind-embossed design on upper and lower covers, spine shows sewing bumps and the binding is tight - possibly re-cased with original endpapers at an early date; the binding matches the description of the CBC copy at UCLA; original or contemporary endpapers; light to moderate scattered foxing; a few signatures with uniformly browned paper; colour plates unblemished, fresh,and bright; with tissue guards to all but one plate, one tissue guard with tear. An attractive and very well preserved copy.

    ID#: 16779
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  • LASSUS, Bernard.
    LES PINS.

    No. 29 of 750 copies. With introductory words in English and in French by Stephan Bann. An intriguing series of photographs of the barks of the pines in the Forêt de la Courbre on the French coast is presented here in a long folding plate extending to approximately 53 cm. Oblong "4to" measuring 7 x 15 cm with 7 pp. text + extending plate of color photographic reproductions measuring approximately 7 x 53 cm. blong "4to" measuring 7 x 15 cm with 7 pp. text + folding plate of color photographic reproductions measuring approximately 7 cm x 135 cm long.

    Original stiff paper covers.

    ID#: 14905
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  • (Le Corbusier)
    LES VILLAS DE LE CORBUSIER ET PIERRE JEANNERET DAN LA RÉGION PARISIENNE de 1920 À 1940. by RAGOT, Gilles.
    RAGOT, Gilles.
    LES VILLAS DE LE CORBUSIER ET PIERRE JEANNERET DAN LA RÉGION PARISIENNE de 1920 À 1940.

    A most uncommon master’s thesis or “Memoire De Maitrise”, U.E.R. D’Historie de L’Art et D’Archéologie. The directeur de mémoire was M. le Professeur Bernard Dorival.Gilles Ragot went on to become an art historian, specialist in 20th century architecture, and author and/or co-author of several authoritative books on Le Corbusier. His 2 part, 3 volume thesis covers 21 villas designed by Le Corbusier in the region and includes a a plans of the situations of the villas in the Parisian and Boulogne su Seine regions and extensive analysis of architectural features. The work is heavily illustrated with reproductions of photographs and plans. Master’s Thesis on Le Corbusier et Pierre Jeanneret by a future authority. 3 volumes, 29.2 x 21 cm; 205…

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    A most uncommon master’s thesis or “Memoire De Maitrise”, U.E.R. D’Historie de L’Art et D’Archéologie. The directeur de mémoire was M. le Professeur Bernard Dorival.Gilles Ragot went on to become an art historian, specialist in 20th century architecture, and author and/or co-author of several authoritative books on Le Corbusier. His 2 part, 3 volume thesis covers 21 villas designed by Le Corbusier in the region and includes a a plans of the situations of the villas in the Parisian and Boulogne su Seine regions and extensive analysis of architectural features. The work is heavily illustrated with reproductions of photographs and plans. Master’s Thesis on Le Corbusier et Pierre Jeanneret by a future authority. 3 volumes, 29.2 x 21 cm; 205 ff; with plans and photographs reproduced.l

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    Original printed paper covers; A very good set under clear protective wraps.

    ID#: 16549
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  • (Liancourt)
    COURVILLE, Xavier de.
    LIANCOURT. Sa Dame Et Ses Jardins.

    Signed presentation inscription on half-title. 8vo (18.7 x 12 cm); 205 pp.

    Original printed paper wraps.

    ID#: 15572
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  • (Women in Botany)
    CAMUS, Mlle. Aimée.
    LISTE PAR NOMS D'AUTEURS DES TRAVAUX PUBLIÉ PAR DES FEMMES EN BOTANIQUE.

    The alphebetically arranged listing includes the names of approximately forty women with published work in botany. Stapled pamphlet (21.5 x 13.5 cm); 8 pp.

    Original printed paper covers.

    ID#: 15773
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