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  • Draim ( Victor Miard).
    La Lettre Dans Le Decor Nouveaux Documents Inedits Composes par Draim.

    Exuberant colour printed examples, full page. Just one copy located so far in OCLC at Amsterdam.

    Stapled oblong pamphlet; 33.5 25.2 cm; 24 colour printed plates on rectos only. Original printed paper covers soiled and worn; text body detatached; margins dog-earre and soiled, but plates clean except at a few margins. Obviously a heavily used professional text, still well preserved.

    ID#: 16770
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  • (Children’s Games)
    LES SOIRÉES DE L'ENFANCE. by (ANONYMOUS)
    (ANONYMOUS)
    LES SOIRÉES DE L'ENFANCE.

    First and, apparently only edition of this miniature which illustrates and explains the instructive games played by the children of two French families to balance their hard work at their studies. The text, mostly in dialogue, describes silhouettes, games of memory, “un jeu piquant” in which each child assumes a “metier”, another in which the children must keep a cotton ball afloat and directed by blowing on it, etc. The illustrations reveal a certain physicality to the some of the games which suggest a refreshing breakthrough to the mores of the period. Lively. Typography by A. Pinard. Gumachian 4139. Boundary Breaking in Play Gumachian 4139 32mo (6.5 x 4.5 cm or 2.7 x 1.7 inches); engraved vignette on title + 7 full page engraved plates +128 pp.

    Original blind-stamped glossy paper cartonnage with title in black within an oval embossed frame on upper cover; gently rubbed and hand-soiled; a.e.g. occasional light foxing to text, usually opposite engraved plates; in original matching green slipcase, worn and beginning to separate along bottom, but still whole and firm.

    ID#: 16824
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  • (CHILDREN’S BOOK iLLUSTRATION - INTERACTIVE)
    IVANOVSKY, Elisabeth, illustrator.
    DEVINETTES.

    Vol. 13 of the collection Pomme d’Api. Illustrations on each plate printed in colors. Can you See? Stapled pamphlet (8 x 6.4 cm); 12 plates including covers with ten “guessing” plates in colour.

    Very good.

    ID#: 16741
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  • (Bon à tirer)
    COURBOIN, François.
    BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE, CABINET DES ESTAMPES.

    François Courboin( 1856-1926): French engraver, historian of French engraving; book illustrator; historian of French engraving. In pencil: “gravure d’essai pour le bon à tirer” at bottom right Color etching and aquatint with roulette. image:28.3 x 40.5 cm; plate 41.9 29.4 cm).

    ID#: 16585
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  • (BILIBINE, IVAN)
    (CHARLES-MORRICE)
    OPÉRA RUSSE Á PARIS. THÉATRE DES CHAMPS ELYSÉES. ( COVER TITLE) “Prince Igor.”

    A richly illustrated souvenir program for Alexander Borodine’s “Prince Igor”, with illustrations by Ivan Bilibine. The maître de ballet was Mme. Bronslava Nijinska; choreography after Michel Fokine and Mme Alexandra Balachova. It is the colour illustrations of the brilliant Russian artist Ivan Bilibine on the upper cover and in the text that illuminate the program; there are two tipped in colour illustrations from set designs and six tipped in colour illustrations from maquettes for elaborate costumes that illuminate the program. Of Bilibine: “ Son oeuvre témoigne d’un goût marqué pour le detail décoratif, d’un sens raffiné de la couleur évoquant la richesse des miniatures.” ( Lévéque, LIVRE ILLUSTRÉS RUSSES ET SOVIÉTIQUES POUR ENFANTS...pp. 65). The program is additionally rich in…

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    A richly illustrated souvenir program for Alexander Borodine’s “Prince Igor”, with illustrations by Ivan Bilibine. The maître de ballet was Mme. Bronslava Nijinska; choreography after Michel Fokine and Mme Alexandra Balachova. It is the colour illustrations of the brilliant Russian artist Ivan Bilibine on the upper cover and in the text that illuminate the program; there are two tipped in colour illustrations from set designs and six tipped in colour illustrations from maquettes for elaborate costumes that illuminate the program. Of Bilibine: “ Son oeuvre témoigne d’un goût marqué pour le detail décoratif, d’un sens raffiné de la couleur évoquant la richesse des miniatures.” ( Lévéque, LIVRE ILLUSTRÉS RUSSES ET SOVIÉTIQUES POUR ENFANTS...pp. 65). The program is additionally rich in contemporary advertisements, including one full page pochoir of the exotique looking cabaret de nuit “ Shéhéradzade. Photographs of most of the principals involved in the production are shown, including a nice shot of the “atelier des costumes “workers (mostly women) and of the “cordonnerie” ( 4 men). Laid in is an announcement for a concert to be given on May 31, 1930 by Feodor Chaliapine. With a brilliant cover design by Ivan Bilibine. Stapled pamphlet 31 x 24 cm; 49 unnumbered pp. with numerous black and white illustrations + 8 tipped in colour illustrations on heavy stock; 1 printed sheet laid in.

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    With very minor edgewear and light hand-soiling to covers; a very good copy.

    ID#: 16789
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  • (Architecture)
    POTTER, Margaret & Alexander.
    THE BUILDING OF LONDON.

    A very nice copy of one of the important Puffin Picture Books edited by Noel Carrington. with illustrations drawn direct to the plate by the Authors and Lithographed by W.S. Cowell. The progression and new planning for London is imaginatively illustrated in both colour and in black and white. With a vivid double page illustration of the Great Fire in 1666. See Joe Pearson’s DRAWN DIRECT TO THE PLATE/ Noel Carrington and the Puffin Picture Books pp. 147-150 for excellent commentary. As Pearson points out, the book suggests significant modernist buildings by such as Bernard Luberkin, Charles Holden and William Crabtree. Stapled oblong pamphlet, 22 x 16 cm; 30 pp. with text and illustration including covers.

    Original colour printed paper covers. Very good.

    ID#: 16748
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  • (Architectural Drawing)
    PROPRIÉTÉ de MR. BACCI. à Victoria Park à Nice.

    With the office stamp of Bonifassi and D. Arnaud, architects, Nice on the back of the drawing. Also signed “dressé par J. Bonifassi et D. Arnaud, architectes, in pen at the bottom of the illustration. Façade Ouest and La Façade Est are drawn in atmospheric representation with plantings. In Nice Oblong brown paper, 40 x 65 cm, with drawing in pen and body colour.

    Tears in margins, two of which lightly affect the drawing.

    ID#: 16751
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  • (Architectural Construction Toy Advertising. With: Trade Card from Paris 1900)
    F. AD. RICHTER & Co.
    RICHTER'S "ANCHOR BLOCKS"; Of Stone in 3 Natural Colors... With: JEUX D’ARCHITECTURE/ EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE de 1900/ Classe 15, Esplanade Des Invalides.

    Double sided advertising flyer illustrating the famous German brand of architectural building blocks made from manufactured stone in cream, red, and blue, The flyer states proudly that the product is “An educational factor for children’s systematic mental development, as advocated and introduced by the great “FROEBEL”, founder of the kindergarten system.” Also, alongside, but separate from the flyer: a trade card from the German firm’s representation at the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition. “ These exquisite blocks that always leave you smelling slightly of linseed oil are shaped and coloured in such a way as to satisfy every Gothic fancy you have ever had when it comes to buildings.” ( from Vale, Brenda and Robert, ARCHITECTURE ON THE CARPET, p. 24)…

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    Double sided advertising flyer illustrating the famous German brand of architectural building blocks made from manufactured stone in cream, red, and blue, The flyer states proudly that the product is “An educational factor for children’s systematic mental development, as advocated and introduced by the great “FROEBEL”, founder of the kindergarten system.” Also, alongside, but separate from the flyer: a trade card from the German firm’s representation at the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition. “ These exquisite blocks that always leave you smelling slightly of linseed oil are shaped and coloured in such a way as to satisfy every Gothic fancy you have ever had when it comes to buildings.” ( from Vale, Brenda and Robert, ARCHITECTURE ON THE CARPET, p. 24) As explained in the chapter on Richter in the Vales’ interesting study of construction toys, the designs initially offered for the block sets seem to parallel the 19th century German interest in the building styles of fabled Rhineland and medieval German history. The search for a Romantic identity combined nicely with the country’s developing skill in industrialization which made the production of the blocks and their distribution possible. Although the material (quartz, sand, chalk, colour pigment & linseed oil) for these blocks, more stable than wooden ones, was invented by the Lilienthal brothers in 1875, industrialist Friedrich Richter, purchased the patent and enabled the successful manufacture of the stones. Richter also made the sets systematic, in that extensions and additions could be added to make a larger set. It is said that Gropius liked these construction sets. And so, as evidenced in this illustrated and detailed flyer, they sold in the United States; they were represented at the Paris Exposition Universelle de 1900 as documented in this coloured printed and illustrated trade card. Collectors of the boxed sets of blocks have the challenge of determining if sets are complete. Most usefully, this early advertising flyer lists box numbers with their number of blocks in various sizes and different designs and their prices. Similar information is provided for “supplement boxes.” Creating a bit of “Heimat” Single sheet,28 x 20 cm.; printed in blue/black, and red, on both sides with illustrations. With) advertising card on heavier stock, 7.9 x 12.4 cm.; printed on both sides, with illustration on one side.

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    Lightweight and fragile paper printed in blue/black; folded and along the horizontal fold there is a slight slitting, not interfering with text; similar separations or slits at opposite ends along vertical fold, also not interfering with text. With: trade card on rounded edge card stock printed on both sides. Apart from natural separations along folds, very well preserved.

    ID#: 16804
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  • ( A Vassar Presentation)
    ANONYMOUS ( VASSAR COLLEGE)
    HISTORICAL SKETCH OF VASSAR COLLEGE. Founded at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. January 18, 1861.

    First edition. A presentation copy from John Guy Vassar to “my admirable and highly esteemed friend Mrs. Cherbet (?) with my best compliments, Jn. Guy Vassar, Paris, Nov. 12/78. Jn. Guy Vassar was the nephew of the college founder, Matthew Vassar, a partner in the family brewery, and founder, with his brother, of the Vassar Institute, a museum, library and art studio in Poughkeepsie. This volume was created “in compliance with an invitation from the Commission of the Bureau of Education, representing the Department of the Interior in Matters Relating to the National Centennial of 1876.” Inscribed by John Guy Vassar Quarto, 11.7 x 9.2 cm.; frontispiece plan; (ii) + 54 pp. with illustrations from numerous wood engravings and plans.

    Original cloth with bevelled boards and gilt ornamental “VC” on upper cover; the monogram is blind-stamped on lower cover. Covers lightly scuffed in spots; extremities gently to moderately worn; original endpapers lightly foxed; light foxing to tissue guard at frontispiece only slightly affecting portion of title page; text fresh and bright. the inscription in pen is present at the top of the verso of the front free endpaper.

    ID#: 16768
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  • Album of Watercolour Sketches - Summer Boating and River Adventures.
    SOMMER by ANONYMOUS
    ANONYMOUS
    SOMMER An Album of pen and ink and watercolour sketches of a summer boating expedition in Germany.

    One pipe-smoking man seems to be the main voyager in this accomplished and skillfuly executed sketchbook diary of summer vacation life on the water, presumably near Berlin, during the early years of the Nazi regime. The work is inscribed on the first leaf of illustration “ Für meine liebe Heidi am Aug, 49 München “ suggesting that it was presented after the war. This same leaf bears the pen, ink, and watercolour drawing of the pipe-smoking man with kayak paddle, leaves of blank pages, paint brushes in his pocket, an anchor and a lantern. In the various well finished drawings we see preparations for departure ( with crowds in a park looking on); a scene at a lock; campsite with…

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    One pipe-smoking man seems to be the main voyager in this accomplished and skillfuly executed sketchbook diary of summer vacation life on the water, presumably near Berlin, during the early years of the Nazi regime. The work is inscribed on the first leaf of illustration “ Für meine liebe Heidi am Aug, 49 München “ suggesting that it was presented after the war. This same leaf bears the pen, ink, and watercolour drawing of the pipe-smoking man with kayak paddle, leaves of blank pages, paint brushes in his pocket, an anchor and a lantern. In the various well finished drawings we see preparations for departure ( with crowds in a park looking on); a scene at a lock; campsite with dog; cans of benzin (German for gasoline) and pitched tents. There is a populated overview of the camping site which includes bathers in both sun and water; our pipe-smoker’s kayak being pulled by a barge; sail-boating and swimming. One very charming scene is a close-up of a young man sleeping in a boat moored in the reeds with two swans asleep beside. In one scene open to interpretation is an encounter between two larger vessels, one with a Nazi flag - this view is slightly surrealist, with the sailors flagging signals being very much larger than the boats themselves. This scene is also viewed from the prow of the ship bearing a rampant bear pennant, probably associated with Berlin. Intriguing, with a few notes (as the Nazi flag) troubling the waters. 15 x 24,5 cm, cord tied album; 18 pp. of pen,ink, and watercolour illustrations, rectos only, within a black penned border measuring 13 x 18.5 cm. Minimal faint foxing at mounting edges, but images fresh, colourful and bright.

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    The album containing the artwork mounted on stubs has covers showing a man paddling a kayak or paddle boat; the inside cover shows the man with his paddles leaning up against a pitched tent. Rear cover blank. Cord bound, with stiff boards and leather-patterned cloth backing. Very good.

    ID#: 16823
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  • (Parisian Pochoir)
    POCHOIR DECORATED TOY PAPER HATBOX WITH DOLL’S HAT INSIDE. by (TOLMER)
    (TOLMER)
    POCHOIR DECORATED TOY PAPER HATBOX WITH DOLL’S HAT INSIDE.

    This is a production of the wonderful Maison Tolmer: “ a prestigious printing house in Paris, renowned for its superb graphics and luxurious publications and packaging.” ( British Museum.org>term > BIOG 200508). A surprising and very delightful toy paper hatbox decorated on its round sides and lid top with delicate pochoir floral decoration. The lid top shows a scene of a young couple under a tree, the young man, hat in hand, and the young girl seated with a flower in hand. The feeling of the piece is very much in that joyous and elegant spirit found in early 20th century Parisian fashion works so often illustrated by pochoir. With the original ribbon closure system. Inside, in contemporary tissue paper,…

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    This is a production of the wonderful Maison Tolmer: “ a prestigious printing house in Paris, renowned for its superb graphics and luxurious publications and packaging.” ( British Museum.org>term > BIOG 200508). A surprising and very delightful toy paper hatbox decorated on its round sides and lid top with delicate pochoir floral decoration. The lid top shows a scene of a young couple under a tree, the young man, hat in hand, and the young girl seated with a flower in hand. The feeling of the piece is very much in that joyous and elegant spirit found in early 20th century Parisian fashion works so often illustrated by pochoir. With the original ribbon closure system. Inside, in contemporary tissue paper, sits a small straw and netted hat with ribbon surround and tiny artificial flowers. Fine. Decorated paper covered light board circular box, 6 cm. diameter; 4 cm. tall; including removable lid and original ribbon closure.

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    In fine condition.

    ID#: 16797
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  • (Paper Balloons and Dirigibles)
    L’ARTE DI COSTRUIRE I PALLONI DI CARTA. by BARNABITA MARTINI, D. P. Raffaele.
    BARNABITA MARTINI, D. P. Raffaele.
    L’ARTE DI COSTRUIRE I PALLONI DI CARTA. Cenni Biografici Sull’Autore Del P.A. Ghignoni E Introduzione Storica Del P.G. Boffito E D’E. Vajna De Pava. Opera Postuma Edita A Cura Del P. Camillo Melzi D’Eril.

    First and apparently only edition of this highly detailed Italian instruction manual for making paper dirigibles and flying balloon-style objects by a member of the religious Barnabite order, P. Raffaele Martini Barnabita, instructor at the now closed Barnabite high school, the revered Collegio della Querce in Florence. Following a biographical essay on Father Martini and a history of flight in ancient times, there follow chapters on various aspects of paper balloon construction: on materials to be used in construction; on polyhedral, polyhedral radiated, and spheroidal balloons; pyrotechnics. Of particular interest are the instructions and illustrations for making these large balloons in the forms of animals such as elephants and fish. Outline illustrations and measurement figures are illustrated by P.N. Giannuzzi…

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    First and apparently only edition of this highly detailed Italian instruction manual for making paper dirigibles and flying balloon-style objects by a member of the religious Barnabite order, P. Raffaele Martini Barnabita, instructor at the now closed Barnabite high school, the revered Collegio della Querce in Florence. Following a biographical essay on Father Martini and a history of flight in ancient times, there follow chapters on various aspects of paper balloon construction: on materials to be used in construction; on polyhedral, polyhedral radiated, and spheroidal balloons; pyrotechnics. Of particular interest are the instructions and illustrations for making these large balloons in the forms of animals such as elephants and fish. Outline illustrations and measurement figures are illustrated by P.N. Giannuzzi and “Solenni design”. Delightful pictures from photographs of the students with their creations are added in 16 plates Through OCLC we locate only one copy in the US, at Princeton and one copy in Italy, at Accademia De Georgofili. A rare item. 8vo (24.4 x 17 cm); xiii + (i) + 74 pp. with text diagrams + 16 black and white illustrations from photos printed on 9 plates bound on stubs.

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    Original printed green paper wraps, including a photo of students with a “polloni” and two of the school itself; a bit of minor folding at corners and slightest wear at spine ends; the faintest spots of foxing to preliminaries; still nearly a fine copy with pages unopened.

    ID#: 16787
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  • TYPOGRAPHY FOR NEWSPAPERS
    DE L'INSTALLATION D'UN ATELIER DE COMPOSITION POUR JOURNAUX. by (TURLOT, A. Sr.)
    (TURLOT, A. Sr.)
    DE L'INSTALLATION D'UN ATELIER DE COMPOSITION POUR JOURNAUX.

    An instruction manual cum modified trade catalogue for a complete set-up of a small press dedicated to newspapers, announcements, broadsides, etc. With a cloth binding signed “Engel”. We have located no copies on OCLC, but the Bibliothèque Nationale, identifies one copy each at Valenciennes and Le Puy en Velay in addition to its own copy (possibly two copies). An unusual work in which Turlot’s type foundery offers advice to new, small journalists on the appropriate type elements and machinery necessary to producing reviews, journals, etc. As stated in the title, it is strictly the composition of such publications that is dealt with here and small publishers, even those operating from their homes, are addressed. This interesting text, begins discussing the…

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    An instruction manual cum modified trade catalogue for a complete set-up of a small press dedicated to newspapers, announcements, broadsides, etc. With a cloth binding signed “Engel”. We have located no copies on OCLC, but the Bibliothèque Nationale, identifies one copy each at Valenciennes and Le Puy en Velay in addition to its own copy (possibly two copies). An unusual work in which Turlot’s type foundery offers advice to new, small journalists on the appropriate type elements and machinery necessary to producing reviews, journals, etc. As stated in the title, it is strictly the composition of such publications that is dealt with here and small publishers, even those operating from their homes, are addressed. This interesting text, begins discussing the set-up for the title of a journal, with examples given. Standardized phrases are offered for the lay-out of the title page. Next come recommendations for text fonts, followed by several specimen pages of various suitable characters and charts listing the various “corps” with weights, prices, and totals for journals of small and large format. Examples of “caractères Normandes et Egyptian,” to be used for highlighting special names in a text are also given. Stressing the importance of caractères for the composition of the page for La Bourse, further lay-outs with Turlot’s proposed set are described. Turlot offers and illustrates “bouchons de séparation for articles; fillets dits Couillards; and fillets dits Anglais.” Also included is a full page of illustrated filets and special characters for announcements or broadsides,along with appropriate passe-partout. Not to be neglected: floor plans for the layout of both large and small presses, as well as illustrations of the larger equipment needed, from cases to “compositeurs.” Shipping and billing formats,are detailed, there is a table of typographic correction signs, and, last but not least, there are over 20 pages devoted to laws and documents relative to freedom of the press. A handsome and unusual item; it is not surprising that 2 copies are listed in French provinces, supplying a potential need. How to set up your small printing press in late 19th century France. Quarto (30.3 x 23 cm); 128 pp., cancel in first signature, with text ornaments, plans, and type specimens throughout.

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    The very slightest shelfwear at extremities; pressmark on two pages not affecting text; a few pages folded at upper right corners at printing. A fine copy in a decorated cloth binding signed “Engel”.

    ID#: 16785
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  • ( CAT )
    (HASSALL, Joan, artist and printer; RUTH PITTER.
    THE PLAIN FACTS. by a Plain but Aimable Cat.

    A charming miniature printed by Joan Hassall and put into verse by Ruth Pitter with contributions by Joy Foster and Raymond Barnett. The cover illustration is printed by hand in colour by the noted wood-engraver and illustrator Hassall and was done on. her own hand press at her birth place and longtime home, 88 Kensington Park Rd. London W.11. Set in lovely colours, such as pink, yellow and blue, Hassall portrays a sweet cat within an elaborate printed frame.t Sewn chapbook 7.4 x 7.4 cm; title + 3 pp. with decorative upper and lower borders. Initials, as colophone, withing printers’ ornaments on rear cover.

    Fine.

    ID#: 16775
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  • (ROMANTICISM)
    (ROMANTICISM) A Proto-Valentine Depicting the Memorial to Jean Jacques Rousseau on Ile de Peupliers at Ermenonville.

    With a cut-in flap uncovering a sentiment in French printed on silk. ( Loose translation:) “ I seek to charm you/ Don’t then be alarmed/ Give some happiness/ to one who loves tenderly. Laid paper 12.5 x 16.3 cm.

    Engraved card 12x 15.5 cm, hand-coloured. FIne.

    ID#: 16772
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  • (WOMEN AT WORK)
    ETRENNES DE CHARITÉ. Pour l’année 1812. by (Vaucluse, Nicolas, ed.?)
    (Vaucluse, Nicolas, ed.?)
    ETRENNES DE CHARITÉ. Pour l’année 1812. Contenant les Règlemens et la première Liste de Dames de la Société Maternelle, du Conseil genéral et du Comité central, avec une Notice sur les Etablissements de Bienfaisance publics et particuliers, et sur les Sociétés de Charité de la ville de Paris.

    An unusual and rare French almanac compiling a record of the numerous women who were active in or helped support hospitals, hospices, and other charitable institutions already established or newly sanctioned by the Emperor Napoleon. Among others, it includes a list of the names of the numerous women who supported what may have been regarded as the most important of these institutions during the Empire. There is a list of names for the Société Maternelle, beginning with the princesses of the empire, the Dames du Palais, Femmes des grands-officiers and duchesses, followed by an alphabetical listing of 500 ”Mesdames” located throughout the empire. The regulations for this society are spelled out and followed by the names of the officers in…

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    An unusual and rare French almanac compiling a record of the numerous women who were active in or helped support hospitals, hospices, and other charitable institutions already established or newly sanctioned by the Emperor Napoleon. Among others, it includes a list of the names of the numerous women who supported what may have been regarded as the most important of these institutions during the Empire. There is a list of names for the Société Maternelle, beginning with the princesses of the empire, the Dames du Palais, Femmes des grands-officiers and duchesses, followed by an alphabetical listing of 500 ”Mesdames” located throughout the empire. The regulations for this society are spelled out and followed by the names of the officers in each designated region, all of these approved by the Empress (Marie Louise). Those who are helped by the Société are also classified - pregnant women having lost their husbands, etc. Additionally, other charitable organizations or societies are outlined: la Caisse Diocesaine; la Société Philotropique; (with a list of deceased benefactors and their gifts); Asile de La Providence Pour Des Veillards Des Deux Sexes Et Des Orphelines; Société de La Providence; Institution de Madame Adelaide-Raymonde pour la jeunesse délaissée; Association de Travail et de Charité; and more. This little almanac offers another example of the comprehensive civic organisation and the many generous charitable activities that characterised much of Napoleonic rule even as the emperor was marching his tired army eastward into Russia. In OCLC we locate only a single copy in Lyon. Women of Charity in the French Empire. Grand-Carteret 1652

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    12mo (13 x 8 cm); vi + 104 pp. + (viii) pp. calendar.Contemporary full red morocco with gilt tooled borders on upper and lower covers, gilt panelled spine compartments with fleurs de lys, title in gilt on spine; pale blue silk moiré endpapers; a.e.g.; light scattered foxing to text; closed margin tear on final page not affecting text.

    ID#: 16760
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  • (Trade Card- Chromolithography)
    IMPRIMERIE LITHOGRAPHIQUE & TYPOGRAPHIQUE. by F.& E. GYSELYNCK
    F.& E. GYSELYNCK
    IMPRIMERIE LITHOGRAPHIQUE & TYPOGRAPHIQUE.

    Handsome chromolithographed trade card for lithographers F. & E. GYSELYNCK of Gand (see Twyman’s A HISTORY OF CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY p. 239 for the same or related firm). Gyselynck identify themselves as editors of literature, suppliers of a repertoire of music, and proprietors of an atelier of binding, among other things. The design of the card is printed in gold on a brown/black background. Within an elaborate gold printed frame appears “ R & E. Gyselynck” with an address on rue des Peignes, No. 32, Gand. Within the decorative borders of the printed frame appear the specialities which also include the supply of entire libraries and of office furnishings. A note in the Rijksmuseum indicates that the firm was in business from…

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    Handsome chromolithographed trade card for lithographers F. & E. GYSELYNCK of Gand (see Twyman’s A HISTORY OF CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY p. 239 for the same or related firm). Gyselynck identify themselves as editors of literature, suppliers of a repertoire of music, and proprietors of an atelier of binding, among other things. The design of the card is printed in gold on a brown/black background. Within an elaborate gold printed frame appears “ R & E. Gyselynck” with an address on rue des Peignes, No. 32, Gand. Within the decorative borders of the printed frame appear the specialities which also include the supply of entire libraries and of office furnishings. A note in the Rijksmuseum indicates that the firm was in business from 1830 to 1870. Quite beautiful. Lightweight cardstock (13 x 17.5 cm) with gold lithographed impression extending to nearly 16 cm at corners of the design.

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    Very good. Traces from paper and glue on the blank verso after removal from album.

    ID#: 16747
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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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    VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ROMANTIQUE SUR LA CHIMINÉE. by BRÈS, Jean-Pierre.
    BRÈS, Jean-Pierre.
    VOYAGE PITTORESQUE ET ROMANTIQUE SUR LA CHIMINÉE.

    First edition. A completely engaging little narrative of varied imaginative meditations provoked by the narrator’s perusal of the objects on his chimney piece, very much in what we might, today, be tempted to call a “confinement” genre. Jean Pierre Brès (born in Limoges in 1782) is perhaps best known for his children’s books (he is credited with having written the first interactive children’s book, LE LIVRE JOUJOU AVEC FIGURES MOBILES, 1831), but he also served as editor of the REVUE ENCYCLOPÉDIC and was an active member of a group of prominent French artists and writers of the Romantic period. The very title of this book suggests an affectionate poke at le baron Isadore Justin Taylor’s massive and popular VOYAGES PITTORESQUES…

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    First edition. A completely engaging little narrative of varied imaginative meditations provoked by the narrator’s perusal of the objects on his chimney piece, very much in what we might, today, be tempted to call a “confinement” genre. Jean Pierre Brès (born in Limoges in 1782) is perhaps best known for his children’s books (he is credited with having written the first interactive children’s book, LE LIVRE JOUJOU AVEC FIGURES MOBILES, 1831), but he also served as editor of the REVUE ENCYCLOPÉDIC and was an active member of a group of prominent French artists and writers of the Romantic period. The very title of this book suggests an affectionate poke at le baron Isadore Justin Taylor’s massive and popular VOYAGES PITTORESQUES ET ROMANTIQUES DAN L’ANCIENNE FRANCE, itself inspired by the romantic ideals of the literary and artistic salon led by of Charles Nodier at the Arsenal. As the narrator of Brès’s work sits in the boudoir of a Madame de Clémire, he reads Cook’s voyages and becomes so infused with a sense of adventure, and the desire to describe what he encounters, that he embarks on a tour of the objects on the room’s chimney piece, each object observed under the microscope of his imagination. Lacking a vessel to cross the seas, he imagines himself mounted on a chariot of clouds pulled on ribbons by butterflies (as illustrated in the hand-coloured title page). In imitation of great narrative voyages, he locates the territory he explores “à quarante-neuf degrés et demi de latitude Nord; et sa longitude est à zéro du méridien de l’Observatoire de Paris.” One object after another evokes questions and historical, sometimes scientific, observations. The narrator reflects upon the capricious nature of love while meditating upon the configuration and design of the mantle clock. Continuing his voyage, he comes across a copy of the “Journal des Dames et des Modes” and, exclaiming himself delighted to pick up current news on his journey, comments in detail on the importance of La Mode in all walks of life, noting that all the objects he has examined in his account owe their form to it. Of particular interest is his focus on an album where he encounters further images in the current Romantic taste: a landscape of the lake of Geneva; images of flowers by Redouté and von Spaendonck; and references to Grétry, Rousseau, and the hermitage at Montmorency. The album’s illustration of a butterfly, whose wings he compares to a parterre, is created as one of the book’s illustrations. The reader quotes and ponders various autograph inscriptions made within the album. In all, a fascinating meditation revealing much about the philosophical and sentimental interests of the period. The 7 hand-coloured hors-texte plates illustrate the principle objects examined in “the journey”. 18mo; 166 pp. including half-title, title and decorative title with hand colored lithographed illustration; with decorative head and tail pieces , in addition to the hand colored decorative title, 7 hand-colored plates of which 5 are numbered, all with tissue guards. “Rien n’est petit aux regards de l’observateur attentif” Vicaire I p. 923; Hoefer p. 327. 18mo (11.4 x 7.8 cm); viii, including hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece title + (9-)166 + (ii blank) pp, + 7 hand-coloured lithographed plates, some high-lighted in gold, with tissue guards; some pages with head and tail pieces.

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    In original pink printed paper covered boards with slight fading and rubbing; a.e.g.; remnant of ribbon marker; in printed pink paper covered boards, a bit scuffed; bottom corners bumped; internally light to moderate foxing, mostly to margins; plates clean.

    ID#: 16415
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  • (BURBANK, Luther; Book Prospectus)
    INVITATION TO JOIN THE LUTHER BURBANK SOCIETY.
    INVITATION TO JOIN THE LUTHER BURBANK SOCIETY. (With Description and Photographs of the first issue of the Twelve Volume WORKS OF LUTHER BURBANK, HIS METHODS AND DISCOVERIES issued to members.)

    A booklet invitation to join The Luther Burbank Society issued for the Society by its Secretary, Robert John. This also serves as a prospectus for the twelve volume set, LUTHER BURBANK: HIS METHODS AND DISCOVERIES AND THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATION. Accompanying the pamphlet is a ca 1915 postcard showing the Luther Burbank display at the Gravenstein Apple Show held in Sebastopol. George Brittain, superintendent of Burbank’s Experimental grounds, is pictured in the postcard. Brittain is also featured in 6 of 7 original photos which accompany this pamphlet. The shots, described by penned notes on the back of each photo, are taken at the Burbank Experimental grounds. They range from Brittain’s arm displaying an 18 month old everbearing chestnut, Brittain with a…

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    A booklet invitation to join The Luther Burbank Society issued for the Society by its Secretary, Robert John. This also serves as a prospectus for the twelve volume set, LUTHER BURBANK: HIS METHODS AND DISCOVERIES AND THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATION. Accompanying the pamphlet is a ca 1915 postcard showing the Luther Burbank display at the Gravenstein Apple Show held in Sebastopol. George Brittain, superintendent of Burbank’s Experimental grounds, is pictured in the postcard. Brittain is also featured in 6 of 7 original photos which accompany this pamphlet. The shots, described by penned notes on the back of each photo, are taken at the Burbank Experimental grounds. They range from Brittain’s arm displaying an 18 month old everbearing chestnut, Brittain with a large “Thornless Cactus,” to his working on grafting cherry trees. The final photo is of a “helper” in period dress with his grafting tools. With 7 Original photographs and a contemporary postcard. Small pamphlet, 15 x 12 cm; 24 pp. + 6 plates from photographs + final fold-out color photograph plate;WITH: 1 postcard and 7 original photographs measuring from 8 x 5.5.cm to 14 x 8 cm.

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    Original cream paper covers soiled; printed invitation title on upper cover; penned identification in margin of first photo plate; final fold out plate shows wear at fold; separate photos ( the largest 14 x 8 cm; the smallest x 8.6 x 6 cm) all inscribed in ink on verso.

    ID#: 16224
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