Steinlen plays with his cats around the initial of his name

Steinlen chats

    Théophile Alexandre Steinlen (Lausanne,1859-Paris,1923). Study of cats. Original drawing in black pencil, signed “Steinlen” lower right. 20.8 x 15.1 cm at sight. Circa 1890. Coaster in an antique frame of gilt palmettes. A beautiful and amusing feline variation on […]

Precious correspondence from the great soprano Mady Mesplé

Mady Mesplé . Correspondance.

    Mady Mesplé (Toulouse, 1931-2020), opera singer. 43 autograph letters or cards signed, Nice, Paris, Vienne, Liège, Toulouse, Lyon, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Nantes, Rennes, Saint-Etienne, Les Rousses, and Brueil, 1963-1970, addressed to her “Chère amie” Marie Louise Martin-Gardin, 37, chemin […]

Dominican diurnal

diurnal dominicain

    Dominican Diurnal. Diurnum sacri ordinis Fratrum Prædicatorum. Pro communi temporis et Sanctorum. Entirely handwritten and hand-ornamented on laid paper, no place, ca. 1900. Small in-4°. 158 unnumbered ff. Jansenist brown morocco, spine with 5 false-nerves, gilt title, gilt […]

Gustave Doré. Original large engraved wood.

Gustave Doré. Grand bois gravé. Münchhausen.

  Gustave Doré (1832-1883). [Ils amenèrent d’abord le domestique.] Original engraved wood signed ” G Doré ” for one of the 31 full-page plates of Aventures du baron de Münchhausen. Traduction nouvelle par Théophile Gautier fils, illustrées par Gustave Doré. […]