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Catalogue des Objet d'Art et d'Ameublement, Principalement du XVIIIe Siècle, Tableaux Modernes... Appartenant à Monsieur X...
1 Catalogue des Objet d'Art et d'Ameublement, Principalement du XVIIIe Siècle, Tableaux Modernes... Appartenant à Monsieur X...
Paris Galerie Jean Charpentier 1935 First Edition Paperback Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
28 Mai 1935. Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. Printed in Paris. 11 x 8.75 inches. A paperback with lightly soiled and spotted wrappers with brown-stamped lettering. The text block has integrity. Corners moderately bumped. Lower right corner and first several pages dog-earred. Fore-edge moderately worn. With 54 numbered pages and with XV full-page B&W plates. Plate XII is a double-page fold-out. This sale featured 114 lots. Moderate age-toning to the pages. Mostly clean interior. A Good Only copy. Featured artists included Breton, Corot, Chaplin, Vollon and others. Sale date was May 28, 1935. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Tàpies. Obra completa. Volum 8è. 1998-2004, Complete Works, Agustí, Anna
2 Agustí, Anna Tàpies. Obra completa. Volum 8è. 1998-2004, Complete Works
Barcelona, Spain Ediciones Polígrafa 2006 8488786247 / 9788488786241 Presumed First Edition Hard Cover As New As New Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Tàpies, Antoni 
Antoni Tàpies i Puig [1923-2012]. A project of Fundació Antoni Tàpies. This is a multi-lingual edition in four languages: Catalan, Spanish, French and English. Presumed first printing of the first edition. Presumed cloth binding. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 12.25 x 11.5 inches. 31.1 x 29.5 cm. Text block firmly bound in. 512 pages. With B&W and color illustrations. An immaculate copy, and very tight. Lovely pictorial DJ, unclipped. Housed in the original, light-duty, plain cardboard slip case. All encased in the original shrink-wrap and with the publisher's label affixed to same, identifying the book as multi-lingual. An As New copy in an As New DJ in a Fine slip case. Antoni Tàpies i Puig, 1st Marquess of Tàpies, was a Catalan painter, sculptor and art theorist, who became one of the most famous European artists of his generation. Tàpies’ first artistic attempts began during a long convalescence following a serious illness, after which his increasing dedication to painting and drawing led him to abandon his university education. Tàpies achieved international recognition by the mid-1950s. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Descrizzione delle imagini dipinte da Rafaelle [Rafaello] d'Urbino nelle camere del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano; La favola di Amore e Psiche, Bellori, Giovanni Pietro
3 Bellori, Giovanni Pietro Descrizzione delle imagini dipinte da Rafaelle [Rafaello] d'Urbino nelle camere del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano; La favola di Amore e Psiche
Rome, Italy Gio. Giacomo Komarek Boëmo 1695 Presumed First Edition Hard Cover Good Plus Folio - over 12" - 15" tall d'Urbino, Rafaelle 
Several variant spellings abound for the artist's name. Two volumes bound as one, with continuous pagination. Descrizzione delle imagini dipinte da Rafaelle d'Urbino....; La favola di Amore e Psiche dipinta da Rafaelle d'Urbino, Bellori, Giovanni Pietro (c.1636-1700), artista d'Urbino, G.G. Komarek, Rome 1695. Descrizione delle imagini dipinte nelle camere del Palazzo Apostolico Vaticano. di Gio. Pietro Bellori alla Santita di Nostro Signore Papa Innocenzo Duodecimo. Small folio size, 12.5 x 8.75 inches [31 x 22 cm]. Later three-quarter vellum, with red morocco title label on spine, and with red marbled paper hardboards. Covers have moderate rubbing and superficial edge wear. The vellum is impressively clean. The red morocco label reads "Bellori Stanze di Raffael [sic]" and is almost certainly from the original binding of 1695. Two small repaired tears to the title page. Significant foxing to the preliminaries. Hand laid paper. Note that the engraved frontispiece portrait of Raphael by Carlo Maratti is missing. Else very good internally and externally. Present are 4 engraved headpieces, 2 tailpieces and 4 historiated initials, engraved arms of Innocent X, the dedicatee, on title. Divisional title reads: La Favola di Amore, e Psiche Dipinta da Rafaelle, and with a dedication to Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma and Piacenza (p. 64 on verso) apparently tipped in between signatures H and I. Discusses the artist Raphael (1483-1520). The Vatican City Library has a virtually identical copy. With gratitude to Hugh Pagan for the following description of the text: "First edition of the Roman scholar G.P. Bellori's admirably thorough description of the famous series of paintings by Raphael in the papal apartments in the Vatican Palace. It also provides a full description of Raphael's paintings for the loggia of Psyche in the Villa Farnesina, and an interesting account of the restoration by G .F. Rossi, under the supervision of Carlo Maratta, of Annibale Caracci's cycle of frescoes in the gallery of the Palazzo Farnese. The last eight pages print the speech which Bellori delivered at the annual prize-giving ceremony of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome in 1677, celebrating the esteem in which artists such as Giotto, Gentile Bellini, Titian and Rubens were held by kings or popes." Cicognara 3369. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Il Mvseo Mvssolini (Il Museo Mussolini), Mustilli, Domenico
4 Mustilli, Domenico Il Mvseo Mvssolini (Il Museo Mussolini)
Roma, Italia La Libreria dello Stato 1939 First Edition Buckram Very Good Plus Association Copy Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Questa non è una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano solo, non in inglese. Stampato nelle Officine dell'Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, a Roma, 1938, XVI E.F. [Epoca Fascista, sedicesimo anno]. A cura del Reale Istituto d'Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte sotto gli auspici del Governatorato di Roma. CXXIII tavole. Le pagine portano la filigrana della casa editrice, La Libreria dello Stato, ovviamente influenzato dalla emblema che rappresenta il Partito Nazionale Fascista. Questo libro è molto scarsa in qualsiasi condizione. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in Italian only, not in English. Limitation unstated but unlikely to have exceeded 1,000 folio copies. Large folio, 14 x 10 inches. Later full green buckram, heavy-duty binding, with the original buckram backstrip neatly laid down along the spine. Backstrip with titling and ruling in a golden-green resembling gilt. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. The binding is immensely clean. The text block is firmly bound in. Attractive Japan-paper pastedowns and opposite FEPs. Fore- and bottom edges of the text block heavily deckled to a very handsome effect. The paper bearing the watermark of the publisher, La Libreria dello Stato, obviously influenced by the emblem representing the Partito Nazionale Fascista, the Italian fascist party. See, for example, the lower corner of the title page. With XVI and 202 numbered pages, including preface, introduction, catalog, general index, and addenda. With CXXIII full-page monochrome plates. Slight vertical rippling to one of the front blank FEPs. Half inch tear at top of one of the rear blank FEPs. A tiny stain at the lower corner of Plate C, entirely in the margin and deemed trivial. Else a very clean and rather tight copy. Gently read. Overall a handsome book. A Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy. Rare in any condition. The Mussolini Museum was created in 1925. The focus of this volume is on Graeco-Roman sculpture and reliefs from the museum's collection. This volume, from the library of Robin Symes, is an interesting association copy. The book label of Robin Symes was affixed to the lower left corner of the front pastedown, the label now deftly removed and preserved separately, slipped in. With thanks to Wikipedia for the following: "Robin Symes (born 1940/1941) is a now-disgraced British antiquities dealer who was unmasked as a key player in an international criminal network that traded in looted archaeological treasures. Symes and his long-time lover Christo Michaelides met and formed a business partnership in the 1970s, and Symes became one of Britain's most prominent and successful antiquities dealers. However, after Michaelides died accidentally in 1999, his family took legal action to recover his share of the Symes company's assets, and when the matter went to trial, Symes was found to have lied in his evidence about the extent and value of his property; he was subsequently charged with and convicted of contempt of court, and sentenced to two years' imprisonment. Ongoing investigations by Italian authorities revealed in January 2016 that Symes' involvement in the illegal antiquities trade was even more extensive than previously thought, and that he had hidden a vast hoard of looted antiquities in 45 crates at the Geneva Freeport storage warehouse in Switzerland for 15 years, in order to conceal them from Michaelides' family." 
Price: 4000.00 USD
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Painted Tombs in the Necropolis of Marissa (Mareshah), Peters, John; Thiersch, Hermann
5 Peters, John; Thiersch, Hermann Painted Tombs in the Necropolis of Marissa (Mareshah)
London, England Palestine Exploration Fund 1905 First Edition Buckram Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in England. 11.5 x 9 inches. Contemporary heavy-duty, aubergine buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering and decorative device to the front board and to the spine, the gilt on the front board still crisp. Blind-stamped rulings to the front and back boards. Moderately bumped spine tail and front corners. Very light shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards, and with minor rubbing elsewhere to the binding. The text block is bound in with exceptional sturdiness. xvii and 100 numbered pages of text. Contains frontispeice plate plus XXII plates, many of which are full page, most in color and the remainder in B&W. Slight and even age-toning to all the pages. Else a very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. A Very Good copy. Somewhat rare and hard to find, at least in this condition. "In early June 1902, John Peters, an American theologian, and Hermann Thiersch, a German classical scholar, were alerted to the discovery of two painted burial caves at Marisa/Beit Jibrin, less than 40 miles (62 km) by road southwest from Jerusalem. Tomb robbers had, a short time previously, forced their way into the burial chambers and caused damage to their fabric. Realising that these splendid tombs dated to about 200 BCE and the importance of their painted interiors, the two scholars immediately commissioned a leading Jerusalem photographer, Chalil Raad, to record them. This was fortunate, because the paintings on the soft limestone walls rapidly deteriorated and now can no longer be seen. Peters and Thiersch published a monograph on the painted tombs, illustrated with hand-drawn copies of the photographs.... The paintings are unique in the Greek pictorial repertoire and are among the most important surviving examples of Ptolemaic art." Source: Jacobson, PEF. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections, Price, Judy
6 Price, Judy Masterpieces of Twentieth Century French Jewelry from American Collections
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A. Running Press 2006 0762426721 / 9780762426720 First American Edition Buckram Fine Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first American edition. Printed and presumed bound in China. The book is bound in blue buckram, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. 11 x 11 inches. With 144 numbered pages, with numerous color plates, some full-page and all on heavy coated stock. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. An immensely clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Almost certainly unread. Just a touch of shelf life. The lovely full-pictorial DJ is neatly price-clipped. A Fine copy in a Fine DJ. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Le Palais du second millénaire à Knossos, I : Le quartier Nord, 2 volumes (French Edition), Raison, Jacques
7 Raison, Jacques Le Palais du second millénaire à Knossos, I : Le quartier Nord, 2 volumes (French Edition)
Paris Librairie Orientaliste Paul Geuthner 1988 2869580207 / 9782869580206 First Paperback Edition Paperback As New 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. Couverture souple. Ecole française d'Athènes. Ëtudes Crétoises, XXVII. Tomes premier et second. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in French only, not in English. This is Volume 1 & 2 of Part I, Le Quartier Nord. 11 x 9 inches. Two somewhat large and heavy paperbacks with pale brown wrappers. The plain wrappers are printed in black lettering. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. As New and unread; indeed, still in the original shrinkwrap. Un siècle après les tentatives d'A. Joubin pour explorer le site révélé par les découvertes d'un marchand crétois, Minos Kalokairinos, il revient à un autre Français de reprendre l'étude des ruines d'un des monuments les plus importants de la protohistoire égéenne. Fouillé par l'archéologue anglais A. Evans de 1900 à 1905 pour l'essentiel et publié de 1921 à 1935 2, le palais de Cnossos a fait l'objet d'études nombreuses depuis lors, particulièrement le dernier état lié à l'occupation mycénienne et à la présence des tablettes inscrites en linéaire B. La question qui portait sur la datation de cet état a été, on le sait, au centre d'une vive polémique qui divisa la communauté scientifique il y a une vingtaine d'années. La générosité de nos collègues anglais, qui ont donné à l'A. accès à toutes les archives de la fouille, déposées à l'Ashmolean Museum d'Oxford, est tout à fait remarquable et mérite d'être signalée. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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Bronze Wood, Sandburg, Carl
8 Sandburg, Carl Bronze Wood
San Francisco, CA The Grabhorn Press 1941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Published September 15, 1941. One of 195 copies. 11.5 x 8.75 inches. Saffron-yellow paper boards, the front board with a black paper label with bronze lettering, the label being in fine condition. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Offset from the pastedowns to the front and rear FEPs. Slight discoloration to the very edge of the deckled fore-edge. Else an exceptionally clean interior. Title page, plus seven unnumbered pages of text, plus colophon page. The DJ is missing. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Edwin Lutyens: Country Houses, Stamp, Gavin
9 Stamp, Gavin Edwin Lutyens: Country Houses
New York, New York, U.S.A. The Monacelli Press 2001 1580930905 / 9781580930901 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Many of the remarkable documentary photographs and perhaps some of the text originally appeared in issues of the periodical, Country Life. Presumed first printing of the first American edition thus. Printed and bound in the USA. Black paper hardboards, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. 12 x 10 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, with gently bumped upper corners. With 192 numbered pages, plus scores of B&W plates of archival photographs illustrating building exteriors and interiors designed by Lutyens. All plates on glossy, heavy-weight stock, with some plates full-page. Discreet remainder mark at the bottom, else an exceptionally clean copy, and very tight. Almost certainly unread. Lovely full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and with almost no trace of rubbing or wear. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. Truly a handsome book illustrating why Lutyens, an architect of rare genius and humanity, may be considered among the greatest of British architects. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Jours pétrifiés 1943 - 1944 Poèmes avec six Gravures au Burin, Tardieu, Jean
10 Tardieu, Jean Jours pétrifiés 1943 - 1944 Poèmes avec six Gravures au Burin
Paris, France Nouvelle Revue Française; Éditions Gallimard. 1947 First Edition Thus Unbound Near Fine Very Good Plus Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Vieillard, Roger 
Nouvelle Revue Française; Éditions Gallimard. Il s'agit d'une édition en français. Exemplaire no. 1 des 26 exemplaires accompagnés de deux suites des six gravures [total 12], l'une en noir sur Annam, l'autre en sanguine sur Malacca ivoire. Sur vélin de pur chiffon des Papeteries du Marais. Très frais, partiellement découpée, numéroté. Tirage total à 146 exemplaires numérotés. En feuilles, couverture bleu rempliée, illustrée d'une gravure au burin, sous-chemise et étui cartonnés gris bleutés. Texte composé à la main en Caslon de vingt par Jourde et Allard, illustré de 6 gravures pleine page au burin par Roger Vieillard, dont celle de la couverture. Texte non coupé, 91p, table, justification du tirage. 28 x 22 cm. This book is in French. Roger Vieillard illustrator. 11 x 9 inches. Unbound as issued in printed blue wraps, glassine dust jackets, and plain cardboard slipcase with paper title label. Some pages unopened. No. 1 of 26 copies only that include two sets of six original engravings by Vieillard. One set printed in black on Annam paper, the other set printed in chalk on ivory Malacca paper. 91 numbered pages. Outer slipcase is a little worn at the edges. Nevertheless the slipcase remains sturdy and is over all rather clean. Discreet, tiny stamp of previous owner, JEB, in one or two places, NOT on the plates. A Near Fine copy in Very Good Plus glassine DJs in a Very Good Minus slipcase. Roger Vieillard (9 février 1907, Le Mans - 1er mars 1989) est un graveur buriniste et illustrateur français, proche des artistes de la nouvelle École de Paris. L’oeuvre de Roger Vieillard, qui compte 662 estampes, est très personnelle, il utilise un trait précis d’une grande habileté, il possède un style unique et identifiable. L'oeuvre de Roger Vieillard est considérée comme l'une des plus importantes dans la gravure du XXe siècle et l'artiste comme « le plus pur des burinistes ». Pour lui le burin «est le seul qui suit avec fidélité les fantaisies de l'esprit. Pénétrant profondément dans le cuivre dont il déchire la surface, son ouvrage est plus proche du ciseau du sculpteur que du pinceau du peintre ». Tenté par l'abstraction et le surréalisme, il a fait évolué sa technique pendant des décennies, jusqu'à ses derniers reliefs gravés, des tirages sur plâtre. L'illustration de livres, une trentaine, représente la moitié de son oeuvre gravé. Il est aujourd'hui exposé dans le Cabinet des Estampes de la Bibliothèque nationale, le musée de Beauvais, la Bibliothèque de Bordeaux, le Musée du dessin et de l'estampe originale de Graveline, le Musée des beaux-arts de Nantes, le Musée d'art moderne et contemporain de Strasbourg. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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