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AERIC books & prints

 


 
(AVIATION) 1929 Cleveland-Detroit Amphibian Service Flight Cover, flown and autographed by AMELIA EARHART - 1929 - 9 x 16,5 cm - [SOLD]
So called first flight cover, showing the handstamped texts "First Flight Over Lake Erie / Thompson Aeronautical Corp. / Cleveland - Detroit Route / Amphibian Service 5-14-'29" and "Amelia Earhart Special Pilot".
This great and rare piece of aerophilately (see elsewhere for the particularities of the phenomenon) has been genuinely SIGNED BY AMELIA EARHEART in black ink.
Amelia Earheart (born 1897) was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (1928), "America’s First Lady of the Air" mysteriously disappeared during a flight over the Pacific Ocean in 1937, never to be found again.
Excelent condition, front shows some vague stains.

 


 
(ARCHITECTURE) DE ARCHITECT - Amsterdam, Architectura et Amicitia [1912?] - or. lithographed wrappers (R.N. ROLAND HOLST) - folio - 160 euro
Issue of the deluxe Dutch periodical, entirely devoted to the American Hotel in Amsterdam, with plates and short texts by W. Kromhout, one of the hotel’s architects.
Wrappers printed in lithography after a striking design by R.N. ROLAND HOLST, one of the great artists from the Dutch Art Nouveau period.
Rare and in exceptionally fine condition.

 


 
BOOKBINDINGS
An impression of a number of very fine bookbindings, you will find descriptions of these volumes elsewhere on this website.

 
 

 
(CERAMICS) Joanna Flawia Figiel a.o. - Revolution der Muster. Spritzdekor-Keramik um 1930 - Berlin/Stuttgart, Hatje Cantz, 2006 - or. boards with dustjacket - 4to - 110 euro
Mint copy of this xxtensive and colourful publication on spray decorated ceramics, issued in cooperation with the Badischen Landesmuseum Karlsruhe.
Publisher's info:
Bereits in den zwanziger Jahren des vergangenen Jahrhunderts fanden sich erstaunlich moderne Muster und Formen auf so mancher bürgerlichen Kaffeetafel: Vorwiegend abstrakte und geometrische, mit Schablonen aufgebrachte Spritzdekore [...] inspiriert von zeitgenössischen Kunstbewegungen wie Bauhaus, de Stijl, Konstruktivismus und Suprematismus[...].

 


 
(CHANSONS) Collection of 4 photographs / publicity cards SIGNED by French female singers - 120 euro
4 photographs/publicity cards, general sizes 15 x 10 cm, with portraits of famous French singers, each SIGNED BY HAND in feltpen or ballpoint pen.
This small but fine collection comprises:
FRANCOISE HARDY (signed) PATRICIA KAAS (signed); VANESSA PARADIS (signed with remark "Bisous") plus a smaller sized original vintage b/w photograph by Manfred Showineh, Berlin, depicting and SIGNED by the legendary JULIETTE GRECO, with the remark "Merci".

(CHANSONS) Collection of 5 photographs / publicity cards SIGNED by French female singers - 90 euro
5 photographs/publicity cards, general sizes 15 x 10 cm, with portraits of famous French singers, each SIGNED BY HAND in feltpen or ballpoint pen.
This small but fine collection comprises:
FRANCOISE HARDY (2 pieces signed and dated, each with remark "Amitié") PATRICIA KAAS (signed); VANESSA PARADIS (signed with remark "Bisous") and SYLVIE VARTAN (signed, dedication wiped).

 


 
(CINEMA) BRIGITTE BARDOT by SEM LEVIN - signed book page - 29 x 21 cm - 85 euro
Page from the book Et Dieu Crea... La Star (Paris, 1983) showing a colour image of a young Brigitte Bardot by French photographer Sam Levin.
This page [originally 32 x 23 cm, but cut short to size 29 x 21 cm], has been boldly SIGNED BY BRIGITTE BARDOT in black feltpen.

 


 
(COMIC ART) SERGE CLERC - Mindy Restaurant/Damon Runyon - St. Germain en Laye, Edition Art Moderne, ca. 1990 - offset print - 50 x 70 cm - 120 euro
Great print by the French “clear line” artist, showing a colourful image based on scenes from the stories of American author Damon Runyon.
SIGNED BY SERGE CLERC in pencil underneath the image.

 


 
(COMIC ART) Michael Turner’s FATHOM, Volume 1, part 6: MUSEUM EDITION - USA, Top Cow/Jay Company, 1999/2001 - or. wrappers/extra wrappers - 140 euro
So called Museum Edition of one of the volumes of the popular comic series: 25 copies in extra wrappers made out of handmade paper with deckled edges, showing digitally printed adjusted artwork.
This is number 10 from an edition of only 25 hand numbered copies issued in 2001 by Jay Comics Company, bagged and sealed from new.

 


 
(COMIC ART) Michael Turner’s FATHOM, Volume 1, part 8: MUSEUM EDITION - USA, Top Cow/Jay Company, 1999/2001 - or. wrappers/extra wrappers - 160 euro
So called Museum Edition of one of the volumes of the popular comic series: 25 copies in extra wrappers made out of handmade paper with deckled edges, showing digitally printed adjusted artwork.
This is number 10 from an edition of only 25 hand numbered copies issued in 2001 by Jay Comics Company, bagged and sealed from new.

 


 
(COMIC ART) CHRIS WARE - Ruin your Life, Draw Cartoons - Amsterdam, Oog & Blik, ca. 2005 - silkscreen - 70 x 50 cm - 225 euro
High quality silkcreen after a cartoon by the inimitable Chris Ware, screenprinted in 4 colours on cream colored heavy-stock Hortus paper in a limited edition of 200 copies, all SIGNED BY CHRIS WARE in pencil underneath the image.
The image is also to be found in one of the volumes of Chris Ware’s ACME Novelty Library (the big red one, from 2005, full page).

 


 
(COTE D’AZUR) Souvenir album with 24 photographs by JEAN GILLETTA - [Nice] G.J. Phot. [ca. 1900] - or. wrappers - oblong large 8vo - 145 euro
Deluxe souvenir album issued by French photographer Jean Gilletta (1856-1933), comprising 24 original sepia-toned photographs, 11 x 17 cm, mounted on sheets of heavy paper with deckled edges, 20 x 28 cm, each also showing a short caption in letterpress.
Contains some very stylish scenes of Cannes, Nice, Monaco, San Remo, etc.
Cover partly discoloured, most sheets with foxing, but photographs clean and bright.

 


 
(DANCING) PAUL SHAHIN - Learn to Dance the Rhumba - Vogue Records USA, 1947 - two 22 cm picture discs in sliding box with extra's - 90 euro
Rhumba lessons for beginners, narrated by Ed Allen Jr., with music by Kiki Hart Orchestra (Dick La Salle and His Society Orchestra on side 4), issued as a set of two 10" picture discs packed in a decorative box with 2 sliding compartments.
A bright and fresh example, the added set of "footsteps" still in its original mylar pouche.

 


 
(DANCING) EDOUARD HALOUZE - Dancing couple - handcoloured print - ca. 1930 - 21 x 14 cm - 60 euro
Fine image, originally a gouache from 1919 by French Art Deco artist Edourd Halouze (1895-1958), printed on a sheet of fine quality paper (29 x 22 cm) and coloured by hand AU POCHOIR.
Superb Art Deco print, issued in the 1930's as part of a French portfolio with various images on the subject of dancing.

 


 
(DOLLS HOUSES) J. Pijpel-Domisse - Het Hollandse PRONKPOPPENHUIS. Interieur en huishouden in de 17de en 18de eeuw - Zwolle/Amsterdam, Waanders/Rijksmuseum, 2000 - or. cloth with dustjacket - 4to - 110 euro
Very fine copy of this profusely illustrated work on antique dolls houses, with extensive texts in Dutch.
Publisher’s info:
The dolls houses of the Rijksmuseum show the only nearly unaltered preserved 17th and 18th century interiors in the Netherlands. They contain unique examples of filled linen cupboards and cabinets, of miniatures made of silver and glass, but also of rarely preserved objects such as baskets and floor brooms. They surprise us with details in the hanging of curtains or the use of lace in pillowcases.

 


 
(EARLY EXPLORATION) JORIS SPILBERGEN/JACOB LE MAIRE - Oost ende West-Indische spieghel, waer in beschreven werden de twee laetste navigatiën, ghedaen inde jaeren 1614, 1615, 1616, 1617, ende 1618. De eene door den vermaerden zee-heldt IORIS VAN SPILBERGEN [= Indische Navigatien], […] De andere ghedaen by IACOB LE MAIRE [= Australische Navigatien] - Amsterdam, Jan Janssz, 1621 - oblong 8vo - with 22 (of 25) engraved plates, no maps - later calf-backed boards - 2nd edition - [incomplete, offered as a collection of prints, price on request]
The importance of this book, an account of the “most succesful Dutch circumnavigation to date” (first published in Leiden, 1619, in Dutch and in Latin) has been widely explained elsewhere, we need the space on this page to describe the POOR condition of this particular copy.
Already incomplete (please note: the pages 177 up to 192 are missing!) and in rather bad shape, this copy was rebound in the early 20th century in calf-backed speckled paper-covered board with handwritten vellum title label on the spine. The book block was crudely cut short at least 2 cms along the fore-edge, obviously causing damage to the plates (and in some occasions to the text).
The book is supposed to contain 2 folding maps (one of World and one of Sout-East Asia) which are both MISSING, so is the last plate (Hoornse Eylant).
All in all the book still contains 22 of the 25 plates, 5 of them double page, all of which with damage or even serious damage, showing scenes maps and views of:
SAO VICENTE (Brasil); MOCHA, SANTA MARIA, CONCEPCION, VALPARAISO, BAY OF QUINTERO, BAY OF CALLAO, STRAIT OF MAGELLAN (all Chile); GUARME, PALTA (both Peru); ACAPULCO, SALAGUA/BARRA DE NAVIDAD (all Mexico); MARIANA ISLANDS (North Pacific); SAN BERNADINO STRAIT, MANILA BAY (both Philippines); MAKIAN/BATJAN, SOLOR/AMBON/BANDA NEIRA (all Indonesia); PUERTO DESEADO (Argentina); PACIFIC OCEAN with insets of the coast of NEW GUINEA and LE MAIRE STRAIT; COCOS ISLAND (Pacific) and 2 naval battle scenes.
Please feel free to ask for further info and/or detailed images.

 


 
(EARLY EXPLORATION) JORIS SPILBERGEN/JACOB LE MAIRE - Oost ende West-Indische spieghel / [Australische Navigatien] - Amsterdam, Jan Janssz, 1621 - oblong 8vo - with 22 (of 25) engraved plates, no maps - later calf-backed boards - 2nd edition – [incomplete, offered as a collection of prints, price on request]
See the description above.
This is an image of one of the double page plates: "Die Straedt vande Manilles", nowadays San Bernadino Strait, the Philippines.

 


 
(EROTICA) CHEVALIER de CHEVRIER - Les amusements des dames de Bruxelles. Histoire honnête et presque édifiante - Bruxelles, Gay & Doucé [1881] - with a frontispiece by FELICIEN ROPS - cont. half calf - small 8vo - 85 euro
Texts by playwright and satirist François-Antoine Chevrier, originally published in 1762, charmingly printed in red and black on yellow paper in a limited edition of 500 copies, with a frontispiece by FELICIEN ROPS.
Fine, in contemporary calf-backed boards with corners, original wrappers bound in.

 


 
(EROTICA) HENRY MONNIER - L'enfer de Joseph Prudhomme - Paris, sans la permission du Roi Louis-Philippe [1929] - with engravings by JEAN DULAC - gilt half morocco - small 8vo - 160 euro
2 texts of 2 naughty plays by Henry Monnier, Deux Gougnottes et La Grisette and l'Etudiant, originally published in 1866, printed in a limited edition of 320 copies, with 8 original etchings by JEAN DULAC, each coloured by hand.
One of 300 copies on Vergé de Montval, in charming but slightly later red half morocco binding, original wrappers bound in.

 


 
(EROTICA] A. DE M. [=ALFRED DE MUSSET] - GAMIANI, ou Deux Nuits d’Exces - Chez un Bourgeois de Paris, 1864 [= Jean-Gabriel Daragnes, 1920] - with wood engravings by Jean Guethary [= Jean-Gabriel Daragnes] - full morocco (Bayntum/Riviere] - 4to - 390 euro
“Roman érotique” attributed to the French poet Alfred de Musset (first edition: 1833) published in 1920 in an edition of 110 copies by French artist Jean-Gabriel Daragnes, who embellished the work with 15 of his wood engravings.
This copy in a later but old style full burgundy morocco binding (Bayntun/Riviere, Bath, England), gilt spine with raised bands, original wrappers bound in.
NB: The authorship of Gamiani has long been attributed to Alfred Musset (1810-1857) and Georges Sand - the second part - but never proven. Through the years many illustrated editions have been published.

 


 
(EROTICA) L Erotica Rarissima - Utrecht, J.L. Beijers, 1981 - illustrated - or. wrappers - small 8vo - 40 euro
Small but fine sales catalogue, issued in an edition of 250 hand numbered copies, presenting 50 rare pieces of erotica from the library of a Dutch author and collector.
Mint, with price list, in original envelope issued by The Mediaeval and Renaissance Bookshop / J.L. Beijers.

(EROTICA] L Erotica Rarissima - Utrecht, J.L. Beijers, 1981 - illustrated - or. wrappers - small 8vo - 22 euro
As above.
Nice copy with price list, but with a nick in the right hand upper corner.

 


 
(FASHION) DIE DAME, Heft 24 - Berlin, Verlag Ullstein, 1928 - or. wrappers (design: TAMARA DE LEMPICKA) - 36 x 28 cm - 60 euro
Issue of the periodical DIE DAME, an "Illustrierte Mode-Zeitschrift“ published in Berlin, Germany, between 1911 and 1943.
The image on the front is by TAMARA DE LEMPICKA, this painting (titled En Plein Été) was especially created for this magazine.
Good copy, with some minor imperfections, spine strengthened with tape.
NB: In an early stage of her career legendary Art Deco-artist Tamara de Lempicka made six of these paintings for Die Dame, they were reproduced on the covers in actual size.

 


 
(GOTHIC REVIVAL) Paul Atterbury a.o. - A.W.N. PUGIN, Master of Gothic Revival - New Haven/London, Yale University Press, 1995 - or. cloth with dustjacket - 4to - 65 euro
Extensive catalogue for an exhibition at The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, New York, on Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, who was one of the most influential architects and designers of the 19th century, his ideas and design principles were adopted and developed by followers as diverse as William Morris and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Excellent copy in stylishly gilt black cloth with dustjacket.

 


 
(GREECE) Leonara Navari - Greek civilization through the eyes of travellers and scholars - New Castle/Athens, Oak Knoll, Kotinos, 2004 - or. gilt artificial leather - large 4to - 65 euro
Fine work, extensively describing and illustrating the renowned collection of Dimitris Contominas, whose library was built with the goal of collecting every book by scholars and visitors to Greece from the fifteenth to the mid-twentieth century.

 


 
(ICE SKATING) Hermanus Schouten - Wintergezicht - Amsterdam, Pieter Fouquet jr, ca. 1780 - original copperengraving with etching - 34 x 51 cm - 390 euro
Wonderful scene of several figures ice skating on one of the Amsterdam waterways, various typical buildings (including the demolished "Haringpakkerstoren") on the background.
Original print, published around 1780 as part of a very early edition of one of the most extensive decorative plate books on Amsterdam ever made.
Great condition, sharp impression, unfolded.

 


 
(ILLUMINATION) LA SAINTE MESSE - 1892 - full morrocco with clasps (Gruel) - 8vo - 690 euro
Book of hours, consisting of over 80 pages, ca. 18,5 x 14 cm, with preprinted texts and elaborate pictorial borders in a fine Neo-Gothic style.
Both the text and the borders have been extremely delicately ILLUMINATED BY HAND in various colours, including gold and silver.
Handbound in an exclusive binding stamp-signed GRUEL (see below).
This fine prayer book was executed on occasion of the marriage of Juliette PÉAN and Tony SAINT CLAIR, in the Eglise La Madeleine, Paris, France, October 1892.
Illumination done by an anonymous but highly skillful artist.
NB: The marriage happened to be some sort of social event, as the Parisian periodical LA NOUVELLE REVUE had the following fashion report printed...:
“A la Madeleine, le 24, le mariage de Mlle Juliette Péan, fille du célèbre chirurgien docteur Péan, membre de l'Académie de médecine, avec M. Tony Saint-Clair, sous-lieutenant au 2t dragons, neveu de Mme la comtesse de Rancy, avait attiré foule nombreuse et très élégante. Mais ce courrier, déjà long, ne me permet guère d'énumérer toutes les toilettes que j'y ai notées pour les lectrices de la Nouvelle Revue. A la vérité, la mode, si variable qu'elle soit, dure cependant plus de quinze jours; je renverrai donc à ma prochaine causerie là description de quelques-unes d'entre elles."

 


 
(ILLUMINATION) LA SAINTE MESSE - 1892 - full morrocco with clasps (Gruel) - 8vo - 690 euro
As above.
The image shows the exquisite binding by Gruel, one of the most highly esteemed French bookbinder firms: full brown morocco with silk doublures and gilt inside dentelles, two finely engraved metal clasps, a large engraved metal monogramme in Art Nouveau style mounted on the front, all edges gilt and finely gauffered.
Stamp-signed in gold on the foot of the spine. Some minor faults.

 


 
(ILLUMINATION) LA SAINTE MESSE - Paris, Bouasse Lebel & Massin 1892 - full calf - narrow small 8vo - 110 euro
Small elegant prayer book, ca. 13 x 6,5 cm, with texts and pictorial borders, delicately ILLUMINATED BY HAND in various colours, including gold.
Handbound at a later date in a rather chunky but nevertheless very delicate binding with an Art Deco touch: full dark brown morocco with silk doublures and blind-stamped inside dentelles, all edges gilt.

 
 

 
(IMPRESSIONISM) P. Daum / F. Ribemont / P. Prodger - IMPRESSIONIST CAMERA: Pictorial Photography in Europe, 1888-1918 - London/New York, Merrell, 2006 - or. boards with dustjacket - 4to - 150 euro
An close to mint copy of this very extensive work on impressionist photography, covering work by Paul Bergon, Wilhelm von Gloeden, Leonard Misonne, Constant Puyo, Edward Steichen and many others.

 
 

 
(JEWELLERY) Frits Falk - Schmuck/Jewellery 1840-1940 - Stuttgart, Arnoldsche, 2004 - or. boards with dustjacket - 4to - 125 euro
Highlights from the Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim, Germany: the Revival Period, Art Nouveau and the 20s/30s.
A pristine copy of a splendidly illustrated book, texts in English and German.

 
 

 
(LIFE MAGAZINE) Collection of 5 issues of LIFE MAGAZINE - New York, 1927 - or. wrappers - 60 euro
Small collection of 5 issues from the first incarnation (1883-1936) of LIFE magazine, with stylish cover designs, very typical for the Jazz Age period.
This lot comprises the following thematical issues, all published in 1927:
Tourist number, with a cover by RUSSEL PATTERSON; Week-End number, cover by GARRETT PRICE; Feminine number, cover by JOHN HELD Jr.; Radio number, cover by L.J.HOLTON and the New Year’s number, cover by FREDERICK G. COOPER.
All issues in very fine and clean condition, but each with 2 very faint vertical folds, as that was the way the magazines were mailed to subscribers.

 
 

 
(LIFE MAGAZINE) Collection of 7 issues of LIFE MAGAZINE - New York, 1928/1930 - or. wrappers - 90 euro
Small collection of 7 issues from the the first incarnation (1883-1936) of LIFE magazine, with stylish cover designs, very typical for the Jazz Age period.
This lot comprises the following issues, all (but one) published in 1928:
Broadway number, cover by FREDERICK G. COOPER; Automobile number, cover by RUSSEL PATTERSON; Vawdvil number, cover by FREDERICK G. COOPER, plus 3 non-thematical issues with covers by PATES GILBER, EDMUND DAVENPORT and again by FREDERICK G. COOPER.
Added is an odd issue from the year 1930, cover by K.J. HOLTON.
All issues in very fine and clean condition, but each with 2 very faint vertical folds, as that was the way the magazines were mailed to subscribers.

 
 

 
(LIGHT VERSE) W.S. GILBERT - Bab’s Ballads, with which are included Songs of a Savoyard - London/New York, George Routledge and Sons, 1902 - with illustrations by the author - contemporary gilt half morocco - large 8vo - 5th edition - 85 euro
Fifth edition of this collection of light verses by William Schwenck Gilbert (of GILBERT AND SULLIVAN fame), illustrated with his own comic drawings, published during the 1860/70’s, first published as a collection in 1897.
This copy in an attractive contemporary private binding: black morocco spine with gilt decorations in Art Nouveau-style, black morocco corner pieces, top edge gilt.
Some damage to the binding, some staining inside.

 
 

 
(MIFFY) DICK BRUNA - Miffy cries - or. poster - Utrecht, Mercis, 1972 - 60 x 40 cm - 85 euro
Original 1972 poster by Dick Bruna, printed in offset lithography on sturdy paper, showing MIFFY (Nijntje in Dutch): fine, with some vague foxing in the white parts.

 
 

 
(MINIATURE BOOK) MAURICE DUFRENE - Florilegium: a collection of flower initials designed by Maurice Dufrène - Utrecht, Catharijne Press, 1988 - or. limp suede - ca. 6 x 4 cm - 60 euro
Charming miniature book (ca. 6 x 4 cm) reproducing a series of fine Art Nouveau initials, printed in gold in a limited edition of 165 copies, with all illustrations coloured by hand.
One of 150 regular copies in limp green suede with small leather title ticket on the front.

 
 

 
(MINIATURE MAP) MAPPE MONDE, ou Globe Terrestre, en deux plans Hémisphères - Utrecht, F. & M. Beukers / J. de Zoete [1992] - 10 x 12,5 cm / 28 x 20 cm - 125 euro
Miniature dustgrain photogravure reproduction of a world map by Jean Baptiste Nolin (originally published by Covens and Mortier, ca. 1740), printed in an edition of 110 copies on a sheet of 300 grs. Hahnemühle paper measuring ca. 28 x 20 cm.
This is number II of 10 (X) copies which were coloured by hand according to an original (120 x 150 cm).
Comes with a seperately printed, very detailed and numbered colophon sheet.

 
 

 
(MINIATURE MAP) MAPPE MONDE, ou Globe Terrestre, en deux plans Hémisphères - Utrecht, F. & M. Beukers / J. de Zoete, [1992] - 10 x 12,5 cm / 28 x 20 cm - 65 euro
As above.
This is number 9 of 100 uncoloured copies, with a seperately printed, very detailed and numbered colophon sheet.

(MINIATURE MAP) MAPPE MONDE, ou Globe Terrestre, en deux plans Hémisphères - Utrecht, F. & M. Beukers / J. de Zoete, [1992] - 10 x 12,5 cm / 11 x 13,5 cm - 40 euro
As above.
Uncoloured copy, cut and loosely placed in a frame measuring 12,5 x 15 cm.
Unnumbered, but the added colophon sheet shows the number 11.

 
 

 
(MINIATURE TEXT) THE LORD’S PRAYER - Amsterdam, N.V. Lettergieterij Amsterdam, ca. 1951 - metal punch with text in or. envelope - 65 euro
A curiosity, issued in the early 1950's as a promotional gift by the N.V. Lettergieterij Amsterdam (Amsterdam Type Foundry), formerly Tetterode: a small metal 10 point punch engraved in order to print the full text of The Lord’s Prayer in the Dutch language.
A print of the text is added on a seperate sheet, both items are packed in a transparant paper bag with Dutch explanatory texts which learns that the tiny printing surface (3,76 square mm) contains roughly 380 letters, each 0,145 mm in height.

 
 

 
(MOVIE POSTER) THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE - Lorimar USA, 1981 - original movie poster - 104 x 68 cm - 45 euro
Poster announcing a USA motion picture based on the faous novel by James M. Cain, directed by Bob Rafelson, starring Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange.
This large poster (104 x 68 cm) has been folded several times (as issued), shows a few tiny and neat pin holes, but is overall in more than acceptable condition.

 
 

 
(NAPOLEONANA) Grand Entry of the Allied Sovereigns into Paris, on the 31 March 1814 - London, R. Bowyer, 1816 - or. Aquatint - 30 x 39 cm - 60 euro
Original aquatint, coloured by hand, taken from "An illustrated Record of Important Events in the Annals of Europe" by R. Bowyer, showing the allied troups in Paris just before Napoleon’s defeat.

 
 

 
(NETSUKE) Patrizia Jirka Schmitz - The World of Netsuke - Stuttgart, Arnoldsche, 2005 - or. boards with dustjacket and slipcase - 4to - 110 euro
Extensive illustrated description of the Werdelmann Collection at the Museum Kunst Palast Düsseldorf, Germany.
Great copy in very sturdy pictorial slipcase.

 


 
(OLYMPIC GAMES) PETER PHILLIPS - lithographed poster for the 1972 Olympic Games - Munich, Editions Olympia, 1971 - 105 x 70 cm - 240 euro
Fine lithograph, printed by Atelier Mathieu, Zürich on Rives BFK in a limited edition of only 200 copies, all NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY PETER PHILLIPS in pencil.
This is one out of a series of 28 art posters specially created for the 1972 Olympic Games by artists like Valerio Adami, Josef Albers, David Hockney, Allen Jones, Viktor Vasarely, Tom Wesselmann and others.
These posters were printed in various qualities and editions, this is the rare larger sized SIGNED DELUXE version on heavy paper, with parts of the image superbly embossed.
Other artist (28!) involved in this project were Adami, Albers, Chillida, Hockney, Hundertwasser, Jones, Kitaj, Poliakoff, Vasarely, Wesselmann and others.

 


 
(THE ORIENT) Sylvie Aubenas/Jacques Lacarriere - VOYAGE EN ORIENT - Paris, Hazan, 1999 - or. boards with dustjacket – oblong 4to - 45 euro
Finely designed book, the photographs printed in "photogravure" on matt paper, all in their appropriate monochrome tones or according to their contemporary hand colouring.
Publisher’s info:
This book offers a journey that is both evocative and historically significant, through the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, in the company of some 30 photographers, including Félix Bonfils, Ernest Benecke, Félix Teynard and James Robertson.

 


 
(PAPARAZZI!) JACK NICHOLSON and HELEN HUNT - signed photograph - 1998 - 25 x 20 cm - [SOLD]
Photoprint in colour (Oscars for the 1997 motion picture As Good as it Gets) SIGNED BY JACK NICHOLSON in golden paintpen and HELEN HUNT in blue felt pen.

(PAPARAZZI!) PAMELA ANDERSON - signed photograph - 1995 - 25 x 20 cm - 30 euro
Photoprint in b/w, announcing a 1996 series for Playboy TV, SIGNED BY PAMELA ANDERSON in golden paintpen.

(PAPARAZZI!) CHARLIE’S ANGELS - signed photograph - undated - 20 x 25 cm - 85 euro
Photoprint in b/w, showing a portrait of the ORIGINAL Charlie’s Angels: JACLYN SMITH, FARRAH FAWCETT (1947-2009) and KATE JACKSON, FULLY SIGNED in black, purple and gold on various occasions between 1989 and 2000, as described on the back.
Fine but with some wrinkles and spots.

(PAPARAZZI!) NEVE CAMPBELL and DENISE RICHARDS - signed photograph - 1998 - 25 x 20 cm - 35 euro
Photoprint in colour showing a fine still from the 1998 motion picture Wild Things, SIGNED BY NEVE CAMPBELL and DENISE RICHARDS in black and blue feltpen.

(PAPARAZZI!) ROMY SCHNEIDER - signed photocard - 1950's - 14x 9 cm - 55 euro
Original 1950's Dutch photocard showing a fine portrait of a young Romy Schneider (1938-1982), delicately SIGNED BY ROMY SCHNEIDER in blue ballpoint pen.

 
 

 
(PIN UP ART) BILLY DEVORSS - pin up girl - poster in offset lithography - ca. 1938 - 52 x 40 cm - 60 euro
Fine pin up image by classic USA artists Billy Devosrs (1908-1985) printed in offset lithography by the Weiller Company, Philadelphia, USA.
Printed on rather thin paper but undamaged and in surprisingly clean and crisp condition.

 
 

 
(PIN UP ART) ERNEST CHIRIAKA - Esquire Girl Calendar 1954 - USA, Esquire Inc, 1953 - spiral-bound in or. decorated envelope - 45 euro
Close to mint copy of this fine calendar, with 12 glamourous images by pin up artist Ernest Chiriaka (who used the name Darcy as a book cover designer) printed in colour against a black background.
The rare envelope, showing a repetition of one of the images, comes with mild traces of handling.

 
 

 
(PIN UP ART) ALBERTO “VARGA” VARGAS - Zippo lighter in or. decorated tin - USA 1993 - 35 euro
Limited edition commemorative lighter featuring a high-polish chrome case with a mounted pewter "1935 Varga Girl" replica emblem, packed in decorated tin. Mint.

 
 

 
(PLASTIC) Andrea DiNoto - Art Plastic, designed for living - New York, Abbeville, 1984 - or. cloth with dustjacket - square 4to - 30 euro
Great book on a great subject, in embossed red cloth binding, with dustjacket (some foxing on top edge).
Publisher's info:
Ranging from Art Deco to Pop, this collection of illustrations of plastic items contains everything from jewelry to furniture and provides information for collectors and designers.

 


 
(POP UP BOOK) RONALD KING - Alphabeta Concertina - Guildford, Circle Press, 1984 - or. boards - small 8vo - 2nd edition - 35 euro
Double sided concertina shaped pop up book, revealing all letters of the alphabet in 3D when opened.
This the second edition (1000 copies), the first edition was published in 1983.
Close to mint copy of this vulnerable pop up book, in (damaged) clear acetate tray and box.

 


 
(PSYCHEDELIA) Christoph Grunenberg - Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era - London, Tate Publishing, 2005 - or. wrappers - 4to - 35 euro
Very fine copy of the English edition this “first definitive guide to the Art of the Psychedelic Era”, published on ocaccsion of a touring exhibition which began at Tate Liverpool and then travelled to the USA, Gemany and Austria.
The German language edition is widely available, the UK edition is more difficult to find.

 
 

 
(PUBLICITY) ENERGIC ENERGOL - ca. 1940 – spiralbound in or. wrappers - square 8vo - 60 euro
Sales brochure printed in highly decorative style by DRAEGER FRÊRES, PARIS, promoting Energic and Energol oils and greases.
Superb copy, the vulnerable spiralbound wrappers, partly printed in gold, still in very bright condition due to the original protective tissue paper extra wrappers.

 
 

 
(PUBLICITY) PEUGEOT 402: ENCHANTEMENT - ca. 1935 – spiralbound in or. wrappers - oblong small 8vo - 95 euro
Sales brochure printed in late Art Deco style by DRAEGER FRÊRES, PARIS, promoting the Peugeot 402, a car produced between 1935 and 1942.
Wonderful copy, the vulnerable spiralbound wrappers in more than excellent condition.

 
 

 
(PUBLICITY) NICOLAS: LISTE DES GRANDS VINS - 1930 - spiralbound in or. die-cut wrappers - 90 euro
Sales brochure printed by DRAEGER FRÊRES, PARIS, after a design by A.M. CASSANDRE, one of the great graphic designers of the 20th century.
Very fine copy, with only minor damage to the fragile spiralbound spine.

 


 
(SALON DE PARIS) Armand Dayot - LE SALON DE 1890, cent planches en photogravure et a l’eau-forte par GOUPIL & Cie - Paris, Boussod, Valadon & Cie, 1890 - gilt full morocco (ZAEHNSDORF) - folio - 390 euro
Monochrome reproductions in photogravure of 100 works of art which were exposed during the famous Paris Salon of 1890, with comments by art critic Armand Dayot.
Artists included are Jean BERAUD, Giovanni BOLDINI, Emile FRIANT, Jean-Leon GEROME, Leon Augustin LHERMITTE, Pierre PUVIS DE CHAVANNES, Georges ROCHEGROSSE and many others of lesser fame.
Out of the 616 deluxe copies printed for the CIRCLE DE LA LIBRAIRIE, this is one of only 16 on Japanese paper and one of only 12 with an extra suite of 24 of the plates.
Sturdy morocco binding by ZAEHNSDORf: full blue calf, sparsely but tastefully gilt, the suite placed in a compartment skilfully incorporated in the back of the binding. Curiously enough the spine reads “Salon de 1891”, which is a pity (as are the 2cm tear in the upper joint of the binding and some smaller blemishes).

 


 
(SCULPTURE) ALPHONSE DE LAMARTINE - handwritten letter of recomandation - Paris, 1930 - 160 euro
Handwritten letter by the famous French romantic poet Alphonse de Lamartine (1790-1869) to a “Monsieur le Comte”, in brown ink on a sheet of tinted paper, verso and recto, finely signed.
This letter of recommandation concerns the request for financial support (“votre interest pouvait jamais été mieux employé”) of a young artist and sculptor named Francois Jouffroy.
The identity of “Monsieur le Comte” remains unknown, however, FRANCOIS JOUFFROY became a succesful artist and sculptor, who was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1832. In 1843 Jouffroy made a marble buste of Alphonse de Lamartine (see image above), now in the Musée Lamartine, Marcon, France.

 


 
(SCULPTURE) JEF LAMBEAUX - Les Amants - bronze figures - undated - ca. 12 x 5 x 7 cm - 225 euro
Fine later cast of a work by Belgian sculptor Jef Lambeaux (1855-1908) showing two ladies in a certain position.
Size ca. 12 x 5 x 7 cm, signed in the base “J.M. Lambeaux”.
The work has proved to be very popular; during the years it has been replicated many, many times in a range of different materials and qualities, often with heavy loss of detail.
This bronze cast was made in the second half of the 20th century, weighs a hefty 1240 grams and still shows a great deal of detail.

 


 
(SHEET MUSIC) Tutelier/Langlois - DE NEW YORK A PARIS - Brussels, L’Art Belge, 1927 - or. lithographed front (PETER DE GREEF) - 35 x 27 cm - 60 euro
A striking example of a piece of sheet music from the Art Deco period: one of many songs that were composed and rush-released as a tribute to Charles Lindbergh’s succesful first solo flight over the Atlantic, 1927, and doubtlessly the one with the most stylish cover: a design by celebrated Belgian artist PETER DE GREEF.
Excellent condition, some tiny imperfections to the extremities.

 


 
(SHEET MUSIC) Collection of 4 pieces of sheet music in Art Deco style - Paris/Brussels 1926 - 55 euro
Small collection of 4 pieces of sheet music, issued in Paris or Brussels in the 1920’s, all with lithographed wrappers in Art Deco style.
This lot comprises designs by 4 well-known and esteemed graphic artists:
Funny Charleston (Stall), Paris 1927, cover design by DE VALERIO (= Roger Laviron); Doll Dance (Brown), Paris 1926, cover design by R. ERNY; Charmaine (Rapee/Pollack), Paris 1926, cover design by R. ERNY, Chypre (de Berrie), Brussels ca. 1926, cover design by HENVAL (= Henri-Valéry Vander Poorten).
All items ca. 35 x 27 cm, in very fine and bright condition, occasionaly with some small imperfections to the extremities.

 


 
(SHEET MUSIC) Collection of 5 pieces of sheet music in Jazz Age style - Paris 1925/1929 - 40 euro
Small collection of 5 pieces of sheet music, all issued in Paris in the 1920’s, all with lithographed wrappers typical for the Jazz Age.
This lot comprises designs by 2 well-known and esteemed graphic artists:
Pres de Vous (Berline,Valaire/Berline), 1927, cover design by FABIEN LORIS; Just a Girl that Men forget (Dublin, Rath/Garren), 1925, cover design by FABIEN LORIS; Cupidon (Alone at Last) (Kahn/Fiorito), 1927, cover design by FABIEN LORIS; I’m looking for two lips to kiss my cares away (Rose/Warren), 1928, cover design by WÜRTH and I got a woman crazy for me (Whiting/Moret), 1929, cover design by WÜRTH.
All items ca. 35 x 27 cm, in very fine and bright condition, occasionaly with some small imperfections to the extremities.

 


 
(SOUTH POLE) Richard Kossow a.o. - The Taurus Collection - London, Travellers Bookshop, 2001 - or. boards with dustjacket - 4to - 60 euro
150 collectable books on the Antarctic: an extensively described and finely illustrated bibliography, printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.

 


 
(SURREALISM) ANDRE BRETON - Nadja - Paris, Gallimard, 1928 - with photographs in black and white - silver paper-covered boards - first edition, second printing - 240 euro
Copy of the "deuxième edition" of Nadja, the classic Surrealist novel by André Breton (1896-1966), founder of the Surrealist Movement.
This copy, rebound in silver paper-covered boards, comes with a SIGNED DEDICATION by the author: “E. Van Moerkerken / très amical souvenir d’André Breton”.
Emiel van Moerkerken was a Dutch photographer who worked in the tradition of the French Surrealists in his early years (see our photography section).
According to a note in his handwriting, this dedication was obtained in Paris, August 1936.

 


 
(SWITZERLAND) R. DIKENMANN - Chûte du Rhin/Uetliberg - set of 2 small handcoloured aquatint plates - Zürich, ca. 1870 - 7 x 11 cm - 120 euro
Two aquatint scenes from Switzerland: Uetliberg near Zürich and the Rhein Fall near Schaffhausen, both mounted on card, extremely delicately finished by hand by the publisher/artist R. Dikenmann, Zürich.
Stamped on the back, hand titled on the front.

 


 
(SWITZERLAND) XAVER IMFELD - Panorama del Salvatore - Zürich, Hofer & Burger [1890] - lithographed leporello in cloth portfolio - 150 x 16 cm - 110 euro
Finely detailed and large sepia toned panoramic view, ca. 150 (!) x 16 cm, as seen from Monte San Salvatore, Ticino, Switzerland, projecting the Lake of Lugano and other areas, with geographical details printed along the upper margin.
As most copies the second pastedown has been covered with a lithographed plate announcing the Ferrovia Funicolare, which opened the year this leporello was issued (1890). Excellent copy, lithograph clean and undamaged, but gilding of the embosssed cloth porfolio faded.

 


 
(WHALING) Sieuwert van der Meulen/Adolf van der Laan - Amsterdam, Pieter Schenk, ca. 1750 - set of 16 copper-engraved plates on the subject of WHALING - 22 x 34 cm - 1600 euro
Complete set of 16 (sixteen) original copper-engraved plates, with captions in Dutch, German and English, showing scenes on the subject of whale fishery by Sieuwert van der Meulen, engraved by Adolf van der Laan, published by Pieter Schenk, Amsterdam, around 1750.
These prints (sheet size: 22 x 34 cm, image size: 18 x 21 cm, finely printed in large paper) were first published ca. 1725 by the same Dutch publisher as part of a work on both herring fishery and whaling titled "Groote Vissery", with 16 plates on each of the subjects.
The plates have been reissued a number of times in various shapes and editons, this complete set on fine large paper was reprinted in its original shape shortly after the first publication.
 

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