Closed Doors or Double Surprises

  Closed Doors or Double Surprises. No place, no date [around 1820]. Miniature collection (77 x 55 mm) . 6 short stories in 6 quires of 4 pages and 6 pretty finely watercoloured transformacy plates, y compris les […]

Pierre Louÿs plays his Scales singing the saphic pleasures

  Pierre Louÿs (1870-1925), french poet and novellist. Gammes. Autograph poem in purple ink, unsigned, no place no date [around 1905]. 1 p. in-4°, Joyson Superfine watermarked paper.                                                                                                              Very erotic poem of 3 quatrains heptasyllabiques en […]

Original and unpublished drawing by Grandville

    Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard as GRANDVILLE (Nancy, 1803 – Vanves, 1847). [Elegant and hunter]. Pen and black ink. Signed at bottom left, undated [around 1830]. 15,5 x 19,8 cm. Formerly glued on strong brown paper.   […]

Lovers of the game of bowls playing on the Champs Elysees in 1817.

    Thiébaut. Lovers of the game of bowls playing on the Champs Elysees. Paris, Basset, [1817]. Hand colored lithography (230 x 330 mm).                                             Caricature qui sera publiée dans le recueil intitulé « Caricatures françaises », by Basset, Martinet and Christmas, between […]