Almanac with arms bound by René Dubuisson

  Almanach royal, année M. DCC. XLV […]. Paris, Veuve d’Houry, 1745. In-8°. 443 pp. The calendar is interfoliate and the copy is annotated. Contemporary red morocco , flat spines decorated with fleurs-de-lis, pièces de titre […]

Parisian gradual, 1609, published during the reign of Henry IV.

    [Gradual]. Graduale Romanum juxta missale ex decreto sacrosancti concilii trindentini, Pii V. Pont. Max. jussu antea editum. Et Clementiis VIII. Etiam Pont. Max. auctoritate nuper recognitum. Cui additus est Cantus Missarum omnium votivarum qui desiderabatur ante hac : item […]

Jean de Bry, new prefect of the Doubs, complains about his insufficient resources

  Jean de Bry (1760-1834), conventional, member of the Five Hundreds Council. Lettre autographe signée « J.  Debry », Besançon, the 12 thermidor year 9 [31 July 1801], à « mon cher J[oseph] Bonaparte ». 2 pp. in-4°.                                                                    Belle lettre de réclamation du […]

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 […]

Stéphane Mallarmé. Poetry is music above all.

  Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898), frensh poet. Lettre autographe signée « Stéphane Mallarmé », Paris, 29 th April 1888, à « Monsieur » [Ernest Lefeuve]. 4 pp. bi-feuillet in-12 filigrané « Original stair’s mill ».                                                                Très belle lettre inédite dans laquelle le poète exprime sa conception de […]