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Sacon de Lyon pour Giunta de Venise
Petrus de Natalibus. Lyon, Sacon, 1519. Most attractive book with Massena's arms. Rare Lyon printing on behalf of the Giunta in Venice.

 

Erasme. Problema et Epicureus. Wechel. 1533.
Erasmus. 3 rare first editions of Paris. Wechel, 1533 and 1537.

 

Henri III duc d'Anjou roi de Pologne
Henri III, then Duke of Anjou, elected King of Poland, prepares his journey with an entourage worthy of his rank and power.

 

Henri IV. Abjuration.
His kingdom is well worth a mass ! Henry IV abjured and wants peace. He announces it to the Earl of Abin, devout Catholic and old friend of Montaigne. Lesson in political realism.

 

In-Yô.
形態之吉凶 陰陽合復學. In-Yô. 18th century Japanese erotic manuscript, illustrated with colour drawings.

 

Emilie du Chatelet. Généalogie aux armes.
Emilie du Chatelet. Histoire généalogique de la Maison du Chatelet by Dom Calmet. Gift copy that Emilie had bound with the coat of arms of her husband's house and which she liked to offer.

 

Huet. Dessin original. Singeries scatologiques.
Christophe Huet. How do you do… ? Drawing and engravings.

 

 comte Razoumovski [Разумовские] et Elisabeth I
Copy of earl Razumovsky [Razumovsky] monogram of the Empress Elizabeth I

 

La Véritable Magie noire. 1750. Pentacle.
Grimoire. La Véritable Magie noire. 1750. Very rare original edition.

 

Coupe des pierres. Manuscrit inédit XVIIIe.
About the Cup of Stones. Unpublished manuscript treatise written by Louis Chausson during the reign of Louis XV. Fully illustrated.

 

Médecine. Antoine Petit. Manuscrit autographe inédit.
Antoine Petit's Physiology Course. Precious autograph manuscript

 

Gobel Alsatia Diplomatica annotée
J.-B. Gobel. Alsatia diplomatica. His copy of work heavily annotated to the drafting of the treaty of exchange of parishes between the diocese of Besançon and the bishopric of Basel, treaty signed on 17 November 1779.

 

Ledoux Signature autographe
Claude-Nicolas Ledoux argues on the gates of his Longchamp grant barrier. Rare autograph letter signed.

 

Lallemand. Besançon Eau-forte.
5 views of Besançon engraved on copper after Jean-Baptiste Lallemand around 1787.

 

Le Brigant. Linguistique. Celtomanie.
Celtic language is the mother tongue. The beginnings of linguistics in the 18th century. Precious manuscript of J. Le Brigant, singer of Celtomania.

 

Mme de Genlis annote le Télémaque de Fénelon
Madame de Genlis annotates severely Télémaque of Fénelon to denounce the futility of the tastes of her time. Library of the Arsenal, June 1810.

 

Jeu de Boule. Gravure 1817.
” Are you shooting or pointing ? ” Lovers of the game of bowls playing on the Champs Elysees. Paris, Basset, [1817]. Hand colored lithography.

 

Wellington Kolli
Manuscript of the Duke of Wellington's Library, Waterloo's winner. British escape project of King Ferdinand VII, prisoner of Napoleon, by Baron Kolli.

 

Prochaska. Lettres de noblesse.
Johann Nepomuk Freiherr von  Prochaska. Adelstitel. Letters of nobility of Baron Prochaska, hero of the revolutionary and imperial wars against France (Marengo, Wagram). Document issued by Austrian Emperor Francois I.

 

Vigée-Lebrun; Signature
Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun. Emotional testimony of affection and admiration for the painter Franz-Niklaus Konig

 

Meng Tseu annoté par Stanislas Julien 甲申年石鐫 刻石堂藏板 西講孟子 爾梁茹蓮小儒校
Meng Tseu annotated by Stanislas Julien 道光四年 (1824年), 石板鐫刻 西講孟子,梁茹蓮校訂

 

Album japonais
Rare Japanese album in dressed painted fabric. Village scenes. 日本のアルバム。村に。Around 1820-1830.

 

Brillat-Savarin. Pysiologie du goût. 1826.
Brillat-Savarin. La Physiologie du goût. Rare first edition in contemporary binding.

 

Brué Planisphère
Brué's Atlas in a magnificent slipcase by Boutigny. 8 big maps.

 

Considerant. Signature autographe.
Victor Considerant. Interesting intimate correspondence.

 

Médecine. Pamphlet en alexandrins. 1829.
Car le moyen d’atteindre au vice radical Est d’arracher le masque au monde médical”. Violent pamphlet against medicine. 1829. Poem 2 566 alexandrines.

 

Grandville
She swoons and he is the fall guy. Rare original drawing unpublished by Grandville.

 

Raousset-Boubon. signature autographe.
Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon, “a man against a century“. Letters and autograph writings of one of the last romantic heroes. (1835-1847)

 

Gustave Flaubert. Manuscrit de jeunesse inédit.
Gustave Flaubert. Unpublished youth manuscript.

 

Sceau d'Abd el-Kader
Emir Abd el-Kader [ عبد القادر بن محي الدين ] proposes a duel to the Duke of Aumale. “Si vous voulez envoyer pour le combat singulier votre chef le fils du Roi, I, the slave of God, will fight against him”. Holy War and chivalry.

 

A. de Musset - G. Sand. Nostalgie.
After. de Musset – G. Sand. Nostalgia.

 

Lamartine par Bisson. 1841
After. de Lamartine by L. After. Bisson. Exceptional daguerreotype around 1841

 

Saint-Martin. Des Nombres. 1843.
Louis-Claude de Saint-Martin. Des Nombres. 1843. Very rare original edition.

 

Atlas Tanner. République du Texas
Rare Tanner's Atlas. Philadelphia, 1844.

 

Album chinois. Shanghai 1860 中文相册。上海, 徐家汇
Chinese album. Shanghai 1860 咸豐十年 (1860年), 照片集, 上海徐家匯

 

V. Hugo. L'Horloge. Poème autographe sur le temps et la mort
V. Hugo. The Clock. Poem autograph about time and death

 

Guillotine Berger 1868
The guillotine perfected by Berger. 1868.

 

Hugo critique Proudhon
Victor Hugo, deist, criticizes Proudhon, atheist materialist

 

Coligny-Chatillon Contes francs-comtois
Three Légendes comtoises transcribed and illuminated by Louise de Coligny-Chatillon for her son Raoul. Overwhelming testimony of maternal love.

 

Barbey d'Aurevilly misogyne
Barbey d'Aurevilly misogynist

 

Tolstoï. Guerre et Paix. 1879. Edition originale en français.
Tolstoï. La Guerre et la Paix. Толстой. Война и мир. 1879. Rare original edition, only 500 copies printed.

 

Marin-Baldo Monument Christophe Colomb
José Marin-Baldo. Proyecto de un monumento á la gloria de Cristóbal Colon y de España. 1880. Gift copy given to Queen of Spain Isabella II. With photographs of the pharaonic project.

 

Figaro Tonkin Pellerin
Tonkin War. 1884. Le Figaro , the french newspaper, denounces Chinese false propaganda.

 

Phare Saint-Georges Reef
St. George Reef Lighthouse Lantern, in California.

 

Boulanger Agenda 1888
Rare original edition in period binding, 1888, the year in which he shook the Third Republic.

 

Mallarmé. Lettre autographe inédite
“Tout existe pourvu que cela chante”. Mallarmé entrusts his vision of poetic art in 1888. Unpublished letter.

 

Verlaine. Amour. Exemplaire d'épreuves. Envoi et annotations.
Verlaine, in misery, desperate, sings the love of God and men. Poignant documents.

 

A. Tennyson en sténographie aux armes de A G Doughty
After. A. Tennyson in shorthand. Very rare Canadian print. Copy of Arthur G. Doughty.

 

Lautrec. Le Divan japonais. Affiche originale.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Le Divan japonais. 1893. Original litographed poster.

 

Comin'Ache. Capitalisme. Autographie anarchiste.
Comin’Ache. Capitalisme. 1899. Violent anarchist printing.

 

Lemaitre
Jules Lemaitre. Anti-Masonic manuscript.

 

Pierre Louÿs. Gammes. Poème érotique.
Pierre Louÿs plays his Gammes singing the saphic pleasures. Very erotic poem. For warned amateur.

 

B. Rabier Dessin original.
Benjamin Rabier draws the Mouse of Jules Renard. Original drawings from “The Mouse”, a story of the Histoires naturelles.

 

Cocteau Diaghilev et Nijinski
Jean Cocteau. Diaghilev et Nijinski [Дягилев и Нижинский] period of Rite of Spring

 

Pergaud Lettre à Descaves 1915
Louis Pergaud, in the trenches, the 3 march 1915, a few weeks before his death, written to his friend Lucien Descaves. Unpublished moving letter.

 

Guerre de 14-18. Haut-commandement allemand caricaturé par Pierre Chatillon
First war 14-18. German high command caricatured by Pierre Chatillon

 

Ruhlmann. Lettres et documents.
After. Ruhlmann, archaeologist. Morocco owes him its prehistoric museum. Precious correspondence and documents.

 

Fanions Escadre Méditerranée Abrial
Flags of the Mediterranean Wing. 1936-1938. Album offered to Vice-Admiral Abrial, controversial hero of the French Navy.

 

Dubout. Dessin original pour Tartarin.
After. Dubout. Original drawing for Tartarin de Tarascon by A. Daudet.

 

G. Krull. Colmar. 1945
Germaine Krull. Rare photographies taken during the liberation of Alsace and Colmar in February 1945.

 

Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe and Jeanne Moreau in the Prince of Homburg

 

Léo Ferré
Léo Ferré. Viens… Memories of childhood and adolescence, disappointment, his love for the theater and women. May 68.